Opened on York Boulevard in 1897 as an Italian grocery store, Galco’s Soda Pop Stop changed “flavors” when John F. Nese took the helm of his father’s store in 1995 and lined the shelves with more than 600 classic, small-batch, exotic and hard-to-find sodas. With a mission to support small soda makers, Galco’s offers sodas from around the world, as well as traditional brands that use recipes from the 1950s, 60s and 70s with the insistence that all sodas contain cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.
Galco's also offers a wide range of craft beers (local, national, international), hard ciders, rare sakes, wines, French champagnes, honey meads, artisanal waters and more. There's a selection of old-time candies and toys, as well as a full service deli in the back serving up its popular “Blockbuster” sandwich.
In 2013, Galco's debuted its Soda Creation Station - with more than 100 syrups to choose from, there are literally millions of possibilities. Choose your own flavors, add carbonation strength, mix, cap and label a 12 oz. bottle - perfect for customizing your parties, events and special occasions.