Rocky’s candy and nut superstore in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market quietly closed during the summer, but could reopen soon.
First opened in 1969, Rocky’s was forced to close in recent weeks after a broken sump pump caused three and a half feet of flooding in the store’s hydraulic elevator, says Patricia Russo, whose family owns Rocky’s. Metro times.
Russo says he hopes the store will open at 2489 Russell St. on October 1.
“That’s what I’m aiming for anyway,” Russo says in an email. “Rocky’s will be open!”
In addition to candies and nuts, Rocky’s sells spices, oils, dried fruits, specialty cookware, and Michigan-made products such as McClure’s Pickles.
In a Google post on Aug. 29, Rocky’s referenced a relationship with the Eastern Market.
“It’s been a struggle since the Eastern Market chose to exclude Rocky’s from Flower Day 2022 without notice,” the post reads. “Flower Day is a profitable day, which we are preparing for. Covid has also affected us. We are having the store cleaned and disinfected from top to bottom, we are getting new stock and we want to open from the end of September to the beginning of October.”
Russo did not respond to follow-up questions.
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