The Indianapolis store just opened, but I just stumbled upon details for the grand opening of the temporary store in Detroit, Michigan! Wahoo!
The grand opening will be on Saturday, August 6 2016 at 10 am Eastern time. The store will close on January 31, 2017, just like the Indianapolis store.
These are the facts you need to know to be prepared to go to the grand opening, simplified from a paragraph on American Girl's website:
-Tickets are required for entry into the store during grand-opening weekend. If we reach capacity for the day, no more entrace tickets will be distributed.
-Beginning one hour before store opening on Saturday and Sunday, American Girl will distribute entrance tickets for that day. Entrance tickets can be obtained near the store entrance and are valid only on the day they're issued.
-Entrance tickets for Saturday will only be good for Saturday, same for Sunday.
-Each child that visits American Girl will receive a complimentary gift, while supplies last.
-American Girl will be hosting a craft, while supplies last.
-American Girl will be hosting a drawing for a free Lea Clark Girl of the Year doll and book. There will be one giveaway on Saturday and one giveaway on Sunday. Customers do not need to be present to win.
-The closest mall entrance to American Girl is located Upper Level near Nordstrom.
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: The American Girl store in New York City opened on November 7, 2003.
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Have you ever been to a AG store grand opening or a doll debut?
MY ANSWER: I went to the Lea debut. If you are worried about crowds, go after the party's over! You can get the free gift later in the year, like I did!