24 Jan '14, 7pm

The Central Perk Cafe From “Friends” Is Real (In China)

The Central Perk Cafe From “Friends” Is Real (In China)

On the sixth floor of an apartment complex in Beijing there is a replica Central Perk, the cafe hangout space from the television series Friends , a popular sitcom that ran from 1994 to 2004 on NBC. It’s so successful the proprietor has opened a second location in Shanghai. Its owner, an avid Friends fan, even kind of looks like Gunther, Central Perk’s manager on the show. Owner Du Xin (left) and Gunther (right). (npr.com ) In the series, Central Perk served as the meeting space for the six leads. In earlier seasons, Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) worked there while roommate Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) played occasional acoustic guitar sets. In a slice of New York realism, struggling actor Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) even pulled a few shifts in season six. The replica cafe only serves food that’s been mentioned in the series itself, which is pretty incredible. NPR has m...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/central-perk-friends-real-cafe-china.html

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