Pokemon Center NY Store's Future!
The Pokemon Center NY store closed their doors last month for renovations and was announced that it will reopen in spring 2005.
So what do we know about the store's future?
On Nintendo's official job listing page, it is currently listing an opening for a Retail Store Manager and a Retail Assistant Manager for the location at Rockefeller Center, New York (where the Pokemon Center NY store is located).
Here's what part of the job listing says:
"We are currently seeking a Retail Store Manager to oversee operations of an upcoming Nintendo concept store in Rockefeller Center, New York. This newly designed, state-of-the-art facility will allow Nintendo to highlight new videogames and products, driving customers through the store and creating an environment of the 'ultimate' game play experience." [Full Article]
The PokemonCenter.com announcement says:
"It is with great pleasure that we announce some exciting changes taking place here at the Pokemon Center NY. Beginning January 19, 2005 our doors will temporarily close to allow us to undergo extensive renovations. We will reopen in the spring 2005.
What does this mean for Pokemon fans? It means an even greater selection of exclusive Pokemon products and much, much more. The new flagship store will be a one-stop shop for all the latest Nintendo video games, platforms and accessories, plus, there'll be state-of-the-art interactive stations for you to experience, first-hand, our exciting product line-up. While the store is under renovation, we invite you to shop for Pokemon merchandise at www.pokemoncenter.com
, the "only official online headquarters for everything Pokemon." [Full Article]
Of course, this only gives us hints on what to expect. One thing you can expect is too see more Nintendo related products, not just Pokemon products. It looks like it will be one big Nintendo store, and obviously, it will have the Pokemon products (as the announcement mentions "an even greater selection of exclusive Pokemon products") along with other Nintendo related goods. The store is huge, with two floors, so it will interesting to see what the new renovations will bring.
Oh, by the way, don't worry about Pokemon's "existance" in this new renovation, whatever it may turn it to be like. What were the top selling Nintendo games last year? Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen. And the year before that? Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire. You get the point.
For now, we can only wait and see how everything will turn out. Any new updates on this will be posted here in the news.
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