Since then, shoppers searching for a bottle of Cheerwine or Japanese marble soda have popped into Bishop Arts boutiques asking, “Where is that place that sells different kinds of soda?”
“We saw a market and went for it,” says Mike Ricketts of Zola’s Everyday Vintage.
A few months ago, the vintage clothing boutique started carrying a few varieties of hard-to-find soft drinks. Now the store sells about 60 kinds of soda in bottles, including Bubble Up, orange and strawberry Crush, Big Red, Dad’s, Boylan, Dublin, Ale 8 and Fitz’s.
The store is working to acquire a few other brands, and they’d like to have about 85 all together.
A lot of customers ask for orange and grape Nehi, but it’s hard to find in bottles, Norman says. Each bottle costs about $3, and they’re available in four and six packs.