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Impressions from a Muggle July 25, 2021

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 Full disclosure…I am a Muggle. In J. K. Rowling’s world a person who is not familiar with the Harry Potter universe is a Muggle and hasn’t read any of the books nor seen any of the movies. Yup – that is surely me. Pre-covid I noticed that the empty Restoration Hardware space across the street from me was going to become a Harry Potter store. I notified my friend Nora (a devoted Harry Potter fan) as soon as I heard this news. Then COVID hit and construction ceased. When it finally opened last month to delighted crowds I knew it was only a matter of time until I too went inside. What’s a muggle to do? Would I understand anything? So dear Nora happily (and very patiently) accompanied me to my first visit and explained everything as we wound our way through the store. Gladly there was no exit test as I surely would have failed. We had a fun, laughed filled time. I enjoyed seeing the crowded store filled with masked up delighted families and friends. Nora ate some Butterbeer ice cream while I watched. The store is housed in a landmark NYC building so sadly they ran into some bureaucratic red tape when they tried to add a dragon to the outside. There are two virtual reality experiences to be had as well although we did not partake in those. if you are planning to go you must go to the store and get a virtual entry ticket. The line starts at around 6:30 in the morning but the store does not open until 10. From my perch I can watch the happy Potter crowds streaming out of the building each day. Have fun if you go (and bring credit cards because there is a lot to buy).

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1. Irina - July 25, 2021

What fun even for Muggles! I am sure my grandsons will be dragging me to the store. Lol

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judylobo - July 25, 2021

Have fun!

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2. Ellen Lee - July 25, 2021

Know plenty of both muggles and non muggles who would love to explore

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judylobo - July 25, 2021

Enjoy!

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3. Mary Radice - July 25, 2021

Magical store indeed – thanks for sharing Judy!
And I’m not certain if you were aware of Harry Potter throwing away all his old potions? It seems they were past their hexpiration date! 🙂

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judylobo - July 25, 2021

LOL – excellent one Mary

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4. bumper sticker - July 25, 2021

Butterbeer ice cream — sounds awesome! You can see what I relate to. Guess I’m just another muggle.

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judylobo - July 26, 2021

LOL

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5. Professor Snape - July 25, 2021

Even with the mask, I can see Nora smiling ear to ear!! She looks so happy!

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judylobo - July 26, 2021

She was like that kid in the proverbial candy store.

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6. Bonnie - July 26, 2021

Thank you dear muggle for these beautiful pics of what must be a great store!

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judylobo - July 27, 2021

Are you a muggle too?

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