Barrel of Fun at New Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Root beers. Taffy bins. Tin signs and novelty gifts. That and more is what you can expect at Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop!

Photos by Lucelle O’Flaherty

Alexandria, VA – Root beers. Taffy bins. Tin signs and novelty gifts. That and more is what owner Tanya Kemp has stuffed inside the former Diversions shop at 1721 Centre Plaza in the Fairlington Center next to CVS. She is bringing a new spin to retro candy and soda to the neighborhood and the buzz is electric.

Asked why she decided to launch a Rocket Fizz store, which is part of a national franchise, she told The Zebra, “Well, I actually lost my job on May 1st and was just sitting at home wondering what I wanted to be when I grew up. I had some savings, and a 10-year-old daughter, and started thinking what would bring all of us some joy and satisfaction and still be close to home?”

She continued, “We saw a Rocket Fizz in Traverse City, Michigan and I looked into it and decided to go full steam ahead!”

And so she has. The store offers over 2000 types of candies and hundreds of sodas from yesteryear to popular new trends from Europe and Asia, plus the shelves are overloaded with piles of other fun things. Take the kids, take the parents, and step into a barrel of fun. For more information, visit rocketfizz.com/locations/rocket-fizz-alexandria-va

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