21 March 2012
AKB48 CAFE & SHOP HAKATA Opens
AKB48 opened its third CAFE&SHOP outlet in Hakata, Fukuoka yesterday on March 20th.
Official Website: http://akb48cafeshops.com/wp/hakata/
The opening ceremony was held the day before, on March 19th, with Katayama Haruka, Sato Amina, Kitahara Rie, and Nakamata Shiori attending. HKT48 members Kodama Haruka, Matsuoka Natsumi, and Sugamoto Yuko were also present at the ceremony.
The AKB48 CAFE&SHOP Hakata is actually located in the Chuo ward, and is quite some distance from the HKT48 Theater. It is the third such outlet following Akihabara and Harajuku, which opened last year in July and September respectively. Another AKB48 CAFE&SHOP is planned to open in Namba, Osaka on April 4th.
At the shop, one can buy both AKB48 and HKT48 original goods sold exclusively at that branch.