They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But does that apply to wizards as well as to muggles?
Five months after a Harry Potter-themed shop opened its doors on Shambles – and proved to be a huge hit – a second very similar store is set to move in just three doors down.
In May, after two years in the planning, York retailer Adam Rodway opened The Shop That Must Not Be Named at number 30 Shambles.
Dressed to look as though you were entering the Potterverse, the shop was the perfect fit for a street said to be the inspiration for the movie version of Diagon Alley, the cobbled shopping thoroughfare in JK Rowling’s stories.
It sells every style of Potter-related gift. And (after our original story and video about the shop went viral) people were queuing down Shambles to get in.
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