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Rocket Fizz opens its doors at Village at Leesburg

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When Carolyn and Mark Johnson of Ashburn were on vacation in Lake Tahoe a few years ago, they stumbled upon the popular nostalgic soda pop and gift store called Rocket Fizz. The whole family loved it and thought it would be a concept people would enjoy in Loudoun County.

A couple of years went by, and they found out the California-based company had expanded, and a franchise was opening in Richmond. The Johnsons decided to fill out an application for a franchise,and began the process of opening their new business.

They looked all over Loudoun County for the perfect location, and found Village at Leesburg to be an ideal fit for their business model.

Now, one year later, all of their hard work will soon become a reality. They are set to open Rocket Fizz in the Village at Leesburg next week.

The 1,800-square-foot store, which will be the second Rocket Fizz franchise in Virginia, is located next to Altar'd State on Village Market Blvd. They sell vintage bottled soda and candy, as well as fun gifts and signs.

There are 400 different types of soda for sale – including Rocket Fizz's own unique flavors, 100 different types of salt water taffy, and a variety of candy from “around the world,” she said.

“It is a great place for gifts and we also put together gift baskets,” Carolyn Johnson explained.

Johnson said they have never owned their own business, but she always had a dream to open a coffee shop.

Their children, ages 17, 14 and 12 are “getting older” and they were looking for something they could all do together.

“We are excited. It's a fun store, we hope it will do well here,” said Johnson.

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Wishing the Johnson family great success with their new “Rocket Fizz” store!
NPR’s “Here and Now” just did a piece on the opposite end of bottled soda, Squamscot Beverages. It’s a New Hampshire-based, family-owned New Hampshire company that’s been selling old-time sodas for generations.

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