Rocket Fizz will open at Village at Greenwich next month. The Island Packet
Rocket Fizz will open at Village at Greenwich next month. The Island Packet

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Rocket Fizz soda pop and candy shop coming to east Wichita

June 05, 2017 11:09 AM

UPDATED June 07, 2017 05:48 PM

Within a month, Wichita will have a new candy and soda shop that features unusual soda pop and old-fashioned candy from all over America.

Pam and Randy Isaacson are opening a franchise of the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, a California-based company with locations all over the country. It’s going into the Village at Greenwich at 21st and Greenwich in the space next door to uBreakiFix.

Pam Isaacson says it should be open by the first or second week of July.

She said that she and her husband saw the store featured on television and thought it would be fun to bring one to Wichita. The chain was the centerpiece of two episodes of the CBS show “Undercover Boss” in 2015. The company’s president and co-founder, Rob Powells, went undercover as an employee on the front lines of a store.

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“It looked like it’d be kind of cool and something different,” she said.

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The colorful store carries candies like lollipops, gummy bears, Lemonheads and more. It also has sodas in crazy flavors like buffalo wing, Ranch dressing and bacon.

The Isaacsons also own the Game X Change on West Street. They’re going to run the new store with the help of their three children.

Stay tuned for more information on the opining.