Warner Bros. said the first official Harry Potter flagship store is set to open in New York City this summer.
The 20-000-square-foot shop will sell merchandise inspired by the Harry
Potter and Fantastic Beasts books and films. It will be located next to
the iconic Flatiron building at 935 Broadway in Manhattan.
Thus far, stores that sell wares found in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World
can only be found in theme parks, studio tours and traveling
"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," Sarah Roots, senior vice president of
worldwide tours and retail for Warner Bros., said in a news release. "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
The 2016 fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- a
prequel to the Harry Potter stories -- takes place in 1920s New York.
The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has also been playing on Broadway since 2018.
BBC One also announced this week that it is working with Warner Bros.
and London's Natural History Museum on a 1-hour television special
called Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History.
Stephen Fry is hosting the program.
"Footage from the BBC Natural History Unit's extensive treasure trove of
archive content, alongside spellbinding scenes from the Fantastic
Beasts films will show how closely real world animals, mythological
creatures and Wizarding World beasts are intertwined," a network news
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