Rocket Fizz plans soda shop for Monument Circle space

July 10, 2012
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Rocket Fizz IndyA quirky California chain that boasts "one of the largest and craziest selections of glass bottled soda pops and retro candies for sale in America" plans to open its first Indiana store next to Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Monument Circle. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop is taking the former home of a Bank of America mortgage office in the first floor of the Circle Tower in the southeast quadrant of the Circle. The stores offer hundreds of varieties of soda and candies, along with retro and gag gifts, concert and movie posters, and tin signs. A few of the more out-there soda flavors include bacon, buffalo wing, peanut butter and jelly, apple pie, sweet corn, watermelon and cotton candy. The chain lists 25 locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Tennessee. Other than the flagship store in California, the chain's locations are independently operated by franchisees. No word yet on an opening date for the local store.

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  • local gal
    my family was excited to visit this shop however, upon checking out with our sodas, the female behind the counter insulted my selection and continued to make rude comments to her husband. i am assuming these two are the owners... they should learn how to treat/behave while locals are supporting their business. it was just annoying... i get enough of that from the pan handlers outside!
    • To Local Gal Francesca
      I am very sorry to hear of your experience at Rocket Fizz I cannot for the life of me understand what happened but I can assure you that we have had nothing but great praise and compliments from our thousands of customers visiting our store as is confirmed by visiting our Facebook page. I would hope that you would come visit us again and please mention your experience to one of our staff and we will treat you with the upmost respect and take good care of you.

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