The Real Life Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Commemorates 2 Decades of Friends

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 28, 2014
References: popwatch.ew & refinery29
If you're a Friends fanatic and are still hyperventilating over the recent reunion on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, the news of a Central Perk pop-up shop opening in Manhattan might just do you in. It was just announced that 20 years after Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross first started hanging out at the fictional coffee place that a real life Central Perk will be opening at 199 Lafayette Street in the iconic gang's old neighborhood.

In addition to serving coffee, the pop-up shop will be selling Friends anniversary merchandise from Wednesday, September 17th until Saturday, October 18th. Trivia and giveaways will be happening as well. You can also enjoy your cup of coffee listening to Phoebe Buffay classics like Smelly Cat and Human Spleen, rather than standard cafe indie tracks.