‘The Simpsons’ favorite convenience store comes to life
(CNN) — Cowabunga!
The Kwik-E-Mart in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Courtesy SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
It’s designed like a favorite location from the long-running animated TV series, and it opened Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Other items for sale include memorabilia associated with Bart Simpson, his parents, Homer and Marge, sisters Lisa and Maggie and the rest of the globally known characters from the town of Springfield.
“The Simpsons” is known for its many catchphrases, including one from Apu that is painted on a wall inside the store:
“Thank you, come again!” it says.
Mark Cornell, of SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, one of the developers, said the first visitors included three generations of a family, all arguing playfully about who was the bigger “Simpsons” fan.
The store is next door to a “Simpsons”-themed Aztec Theater expected to open later this year.
CNN’s Amanda Jackson contributed to this report.
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