'Pop Roc' bringing caffeine, culture and comics to Rochester
Imagine the coolest hangout you can think of. Pop Roc is bringing that place to life.
Comic books galore. TVs showing favorite cartoons, and video games, throughout the decades. Caffeine to keep you going all day. Action figures and pop culture artwork line the walls. Oh yeah, and 30 different kinds of cereals to mix and match.
They will have a Comic Book Discovery Program that allows visitors to read new releases of comic books they day they come out.
Owners Colin Delaney, Jason Hilton, and Nick and Liz Andolina have created a one-of-its-kind space at 337 East Avenue. The idea came about when Delaney, a professional wrestler, and Hilton, were working and Hilton's marketing firm. That's where they realized they wanted to share their love of caffeine, comics and action figures with everyone.
Along with a love of comics, pop culture, caffeine and wrestling, the four owners love their hometown. It's why they put a value on community partnerships. They will feature local coffee roasters and donuts made by MisFit Donuts. They also will be partnering with The Strong Museum of Play and Golisano Children's Hospital, donating comic books throughout the year.
It opens on Friday, April 6 at 8 a.m. Ashley Doerzbacher hung out with the crew, and tasted all they have to offer, ahead of their grand opening!