How to Channel 'Harry Potter' in Chester County

In honor of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' being released this past weekend, we were inspired to bring you some local HP recommendations if you feel like stepping in the Wizarding World for a day or two. Break out the Nimbus 2000 from the back of your closet and head to these spots if you're feeling particularly nostalgic. Or I guess driving works too.

For the Leaky Cauldron atmosphere...

The Whip is a enjoyable environment for the muggle in all of us, featuring traditional pub food sourced from right here in Chester County as well as Lancaster County. Menu items include Bangers and Mash, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Welsh Rarebit. Walking in is pretty much equivalent to teleporting to the English countryside. Dumbledore's Army would approve.

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Pyknic Promo Video

Over our grand opening weekend event, we had our friend  Alyson come in to film a video showcasing the new storefront. If you've stumbled upon our revamped About Us page then you might've already seen it (shameless promo to go check that out as well), but here it is, featuring music by Atlas Genius: 
Thanks to Alyson for filming, make sure to check out her YouTube channel. Feelin' the caffeine buzz? Shop our Death Before Decaf products here

Candles and Coffee and Mugs, Oh My!

What's better than our 'Donut Kill My Vibe' mug? Putting a candle in it that smells like coffee. We collaborated with our like-minded creative friends in Philadelphia at Candelle's to bring this creation to life. Their au naturale soy candles are now hand poured into everyone's new favorite 8 oz. morning caffeinated liquid holder. 

Come by our newly opened Downingtown shop to smell one for yourself, or get it online HERE. Best part? Once the wick dims for the last time, wash it out and you've got yourself a new mug for your choice non-decaf beverage. 

Ain't No Party Like a Pyknic Party

Gatsby may be the King of the West Egg parties, but on Saturday it was our Grand Opening that took the cake. At 11 am the doors opened, the products put on display, the La Colombe coffee a brewin', and the anticipation...momentous. One customer turned into a steady influx of people ready for the food vibes, good conversation, and to make their wallets a little emptier but their wardrobe a lot happier.

What began as a concept is now a reality, and we couldn't be prouder of the day that not only marked, but solidified a new, exciting journey for us. Here's to the ace people that supported whether in person or through their generous contributions to the day:

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Food Vibes Only - Flagship Store Opening Saturday, July 9th

Foodies, fashionistas, and lovers of puns unite - Pyknic (dat's us) is open for business live and in person starting this Saturday, July 9th. Nestled in the heart of Downingtown, two doors over from the Station Taproom, lies our first flagship store to fulfill all of your food-centric lifestyle needs.

Come out starting at 11 a.m. and purchase your favorite tees, tanks, mugs, socks and more in person. See our studio and have a good time with friends, family, and friendly neighborhood faces! We'll also have some of the best in the biz repping their goods, including:

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New Flagship Store Set to Open in Downingtown, PA

We're set to open our first store in good ole' Downingtown, next to the local favorite Station Taproom. After months of reconstruction and making the space Pyknic-tastic, we'll soon be selling all tees, tanks, socks, mugs, and more at our flagship spot. 

We pulled out the rugs and grinded & stained the concrete to give the current finish. It makes the refurbished wooden desks (as seen below) stand out. Made by co-founder Stephen Thompson, the thick oak desks make the open space rustic and welcoming.

Putting those final touches throughout the space with scattered succulents, lightbulb fixtures, and tapestries, our flagship store is for anyone overworked and under-cafffeinated, or just, ya know, in need of a shopping break. 

As you can see, the store has come a long way and we're ready to open it to the public of our favorite town. The vintage feel of the store and small town touches alongside our funky and trendy products will jive with anyone who stops in.