Fans Line The Block For Luke’s Diner
Fans of the show Gilmore Girls, got to live out a morning in the life of their favorite mom-daughter duo, with a trip to Luke's
Fans of the show Gilmore Girls, got to live out a morning in the life of their favorite mom-daughter duo, with a trip to Luke’s Diner. The small-town charm of Luke’s Diner took over multiple cities across the United States today, from New York to San Francisco.
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The Luke’s Diner coffee shop transformation event is part of a promotion directly connected Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life”, a four-part revival, which begins on Nov. 25. Strange Matter Coffee Co. in East Lansing, Michigan took part in the event as well. Eastside neighborhood residents began to arrive well over an hour before the shop even opened.
“It’s pretty crazy,” said barista Emma Risberg. “Luckily people have been super considerate, and everyone’s just got a really positive attitude.”
According to the Lansing State Journal, three hours later, the line still stretched halfway down the block. The live promotion gave away 250 free cups of coffee, each with a special show-themed cup and sleeve swag.
“I think that a lot of people can kind of relate to the small town charm of Stars Hollow,” she said. “And I think people just really connect with the show. It’s so witty and fun, and Luke’s is so iconic.”
Rachel Ryder, Mackenzie Robson and Anna Miller, recent Michigan State University graduates who live in East Lansing, waited about an hour to secure their free beverages.
“We love Gilmore Girls and coffee, and thought it would be cool to come and see what Luke’s is like,” said fan, Rachel Ryder. “Luke’s” sign hanging above the shop entrance.
“It’s just fun,” added Anna Miller. “It’s a culture experience and kind of a big thing to be a part of.”