If you can’t have love for a Capitol Hill candy shop, move along. Here is a boost for Broadway’s Rocket Fizz:
Rocket Fizz will be celebrating its 4-year anniversary next month. We have worked hard to make it a welcoming and fun experience for adults and children alike. To this day, we enjoy seeing some of the same customers we met during our first summer. We’ve applied for all the grants, loans and assistance available but no funds have been secured yet. We reached out to the landlord for rental assistance during the shutdown but have not received a response. What we want more than anything is to reopen our doors to the neighborhood. One month’s rent/expenses would be help us bridge the gap until other funding can be secured. Any assistance would help us we be ready to open our doors when the time is right.
Add the four-year-old retailer to the list of neighborhood businesses that might not make it through the crisis. It didn’t help, owner Theresa Sindelar tells CHS, that the shop suffered a damaging burglary last week that left shattered glass and ruined inventory.
CHS wrote about Sindelar’s move from Omaha as a candy shop franchisee here in 2016. “It was just so fun to have happy customers every day – i just kind of fell in love with concept and found out Seattle didn’t have one yet, so he kind of helped me get it off the ground,” Sindelar said at the time. “We figured Capitol Hill has a great vibe and a kinda fits in with our inventory.”
If you’re a fan, you can learn more and make a donation of support here. Know of other Capitol Hill and Central District area businesses that need a lift. Let us know how we can help. If you need your sugar fix, Sindelar says she can also take orders and requests via email at email@example.com.
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