Central Perk opening in New York for 'Friends' 20th anniversary

By Daniel S Levine,

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends premiere, Warner Bros. TV announced today that it will open a pop-up Central Perk coffee shop in New York City in collaboration with Eight O’Clock Coffee.

The shop will be a complete replica of the show’s main character’s favorite hangout and will open on Sept. 17. According to Variety, the location will also serve as a mini-Friends museum since props from the show will be on view. You will also be able to sit on the iconic couch and win prizes.

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on the show, will also make special appearances at the real Central Perk, notes TV Guide. There will also be live music performances, which would make Phoebe happy.

A special event will also be hosted on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29.

Central Perk will remain open until Saturday, Oct. 18. It will be located at 199 Lafayette St.

Friends began on NBC on Sept. 22, 1994 and ran through 2004...and the network is still trying to replace it. The main cast included Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry.

image courtesy of Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com



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