The Nintendo Store NYC location will be reopening on August 7, 2020. The retailer has been closed since March 17, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, while it will be open again, the New York storefront will require reservations, have an altered schedule, and enforce rules to protect people.
Nintendo shared these rules on a number of social media sites. Essentially, people will now need to book a 30-minute visit for the Nintendo Store through an official website, with each reservation covering the person who made it and one additional guest. People will be able to visit on Tuesdays through Sundays. Store hours will be 11am ET through 6pm ET, which means the last possible appointment for the day would be 5:30pm ET. Nintendo also noted that people may arrive early, but can’t arrive over 10 minutes early, and said those who are five minutes late will forfeit their spot.
Nintendo also offered the following rules for all potential visitors.
- Wear a face covering at all times.
- Sanitize your hands.
- Maintain a safe distance of at least 6ft.
- Postpone your visit if you have been exposed to or experience symptoms of COVID-19.
- No cash—only credit/debit or contactless payment required.
The Nintendo Store NYC will reopen at 11am ET on August 7, 2020.