Harry Potter fans have a new reason to be excited for 2020: The biggest Harry Potter flagship store will be opening in New York City this summer!
The store, to be called Wizarding World, will be located at 935 Broadway, the structure right next to the Flatiron Building, one of New York’s most iconic landmarks. It will house over 20,000 square meters full of all sorts of merchandise enough to make any Potterhead excited, including personalized robes, exclusively designed wands, rare collector’s items, hand-signed artwork, and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.
“This will be the largest dedicated Harry Potter store in the world and will become a must-visit fan destination where Harry Potter enthusiasts can engage with interactive experiences and numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic,” explainsSarah Roots, the senior vice president of Worldwide Tours and Retail for Warner Bros. Entertainment.
“We are very excited to be opening in New York. It’s the ideal city in which to launch with so many dedicated Wizarding World fans, a cutting-edge retail environment and a community that embraces innovative experiences.”
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Timeoutsays that according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the flagship store will also be offering its customers various food and drink options and is planning on having a service window for concessions and a sidewalk café.
The WSJ report also states that Warner Bros. Entertainment is in the process of securing permission to install unique decorations in the store, including a fiberglass dragon, a clock, backlit Harry Potter signs, and brass flagpoles made to look like wands, says Timeout.
More details on the store will be released as its opening gets closer. We can’t wait to see what treats we can get there!