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A real-life version of the Friends coffee shop is opening in Manhattan

Big news, Friends fans: Central Perk — the coffee shop that served as a daily hangout for the Friends gang — will soon be a real place you can visit in Manhattan.

In its pop-up recreation of Central Perk, which is designed to commemorate the sitcom's 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops: giveaways, trivia contestants, live musical performances (including Phoebe's legendary "Smelly Cat"), and the actual couch from the TV show. They've even enlisted James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther the barista, to make a few special appearances.

Central Perk will be open from September 17 to October 18. Coffee will be free, and lines will be endless.