A new shop in Downtown Kalamazoo offers students a break from their studies via Rocket Fizz: Soda Pop and Candy Shop. It’s a place to get away for a few minutes and browse through a variety of different food, candy, soda, signs, and toys that will make you feel like a kid in a candy shop.
Rocket Fizz opened in downtown Kalamazoo two and a half weeks ago, and has so far been very successful in the community. Heather Holmer, the owner of the shop, runs the business with her husband Tom and her daughter.
“We had visited a lot of different stores that were Rocket Fizz in the past and really just wanted to bring something fun like that to the community,” Holmer said.
The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop was first founded in 2007 in Camarillo, California. There are approximately 90 different stores across the country that are either part of the franchise or corporate owned. Rocket Fizz stores are made up of a variety of different products that range from decades ago, to newly released treats.
“I love seeing the looks on customers faces,” Holmer said. “They smile real big as if they are a kid in a candy store.”
Often times customers will request many different products. Amongst the most popular requests include the Marathon Bar, and coming soon the Curly Whirly Bar. The store sees customers of many different ages. Many families bring their kids to browse and enjoy a special treat.
Holmer wants to continue to improve the store by creating an even larger variety of different candy, soda and other products. Overall she really enjoys running the Rocket Fizz Store.
“It’s my third career, and I love it,” Holmer said.
Rocket Fizz: Soda Pop and Candy Shop is located at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007. If you would like more information about the store and their product stop by Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. or Sundays 12 p.m.– 6 p.m.