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By Elena Kadvany

Rocket Fizz to shutter in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Nov 9, 2017

Rocket Fizz, a quirky downtown Palo Alto candy store filled with items such as bacon cotton candy and buffalo wing-flavored soda, plans to close later this month.

The store will close on Nov. 22, unless it sells out beforehand, according to a sign posted in the store's windows at 250 University Ave.

"The end of our lease is here," the message reads. "A special thank you to all of our friends and regular customers. We had a lot of fun with you and loved being your candy store."

Rocket Fizz advertising its impending closure in Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.

Rocket Fizz is a franchised chain that first started in Camarillo, California, in 2009. There are now dozens of locations across the country, including locally in Palo Alto and Mountain View.

The Palo Alto franchisees, husband and wife Chris Dunn and Lisa Pelgrim, wrote on Facebook that they will be combining with another Rocket Fizz in Campbell, which they also own. They did not immediately return a request for comment.

The couple opened the Palo Alto location in 2012. The shop sells novelty candy, toys and other memorabilia.

In a 2015 interview, Palo Alto store manager Nichole Daviar said she had sampled nearly every candy that Rocket Fizz sells.

Rocket Fizz sells old and hard-to-find candies in addition to vintage-inspired tin lunch boxes which the store has suspended from its ceiling. Photo by Muna Sadek/Palo Alto Weekly.