Check it Out!: The Pringles Flagship Store in Times Square
This past weekend, Pringles opened its 50,000 square foot flagship store, right in the heart of Times Square.
Designed by brilliant architect, Rem Koolhaas, the main attraction of the Pringles flagship is the 4 story tall Pringles volcano situated right past the atrium. Every half hour, a Philip Glass orchestral score comes on the loudspeakers and a lazer light show begins. It culminates in a million crisps erupting out of 25’ radius can—dehydrated potato particles shower the mania consumed patrons like confetti on New Year’s. Then, a simulated lava river of partially hydrogenated oil washes over bystanders and floods out onto Broadway.
I stayed for about five or so washings. There’s just so much to do there. The Virtual Reality Chamber allows you to virtually eat any flavor of Pringles. The Pringles Man animatronic band plays an electro version of "Once U Pop, U Can't Stop" over and over. What else? Oh! The bathrooms were designed with public sex in mind.
As some of you know, I am an avid Pringles collector. I find most the pieces of my collection at the local Rite Aid for 99 cents. The Pringles flagship store in Times Square has awesome limited edition flavors you can’t find anywhere such as Sausage Supreme, Hardee’s Frisco Burger, and Gay Agenda flavored.
Next time you’re in New York, Check it out!