Shop Talk: Rocket Fizz set to open downtown Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:45 am
Imagine this: soda that tastes like bacon. "And if you add a little salt, it tastes exactly like a crisp strip of sizzling bacon," claims the owner of Rocket Fizz, a soda/candy/toy store that's preparing to open at 250 University Ave. in Palo Alto.
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Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:50 am
I have wondered about this myself. As a frequent shopper at Piazza's, I am very pleased at the news. Since they are probably going to be affected by the new Mikis, this is probably a competitive move on their part.
I have wondered if since they are calling it a specialist cheese shop rather than an extension, if this is how they are getting round the rules.
Posted by shopper, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:02 am
I'm all for bigger grocery stores with a wider selection of foods, but 4000 square feet dedicated to cheese? How about a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables? That is the area that Palo Alto grocery stores really suck at.
Posted by TimH, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:24 am
So, Rocket Fizz. Sounds fun, but (again) a national chain business gets the nod from Palo Alto. An informal count reveals 28 stores nationally and Palo Alto would be #29. Perhaps a numeric approach instead of actual names would suit the city council, as well. Council member 1, number 2, etc.