On Wednesday, October 7, local fans of Gilmore Girls got an extra perk at Purple Door Coffee in Five Points, a spot that for the day transformed itself into Luke's Diner. This was part of a nationwide campaign in which more than 200 coffee shops across the country went through the same one-day-only cameo. The goal was to promote the return of the show through its familiar eatery. Gilmore Girls is making a comeback as a four episode mini-series on Netflix starting on November 24. Yesterday was also the 16th anniversary of the show's premiere.
So what exactly happened at Purple Door? Guests were invited to grab a free cup of coffee in tribute to Lorelai and Rory, the coffee-crazed mother and daughter duo and main characters of the show.
There was a line, a long one. It started early and it didn't ease until after lunch. But those who attended and the crew at Purple Door loved the excitement around the event.