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05th Feb 2018

Looks like Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop could be opening for real

friends themed cafe

It was the news we needed to end 2017 on.

When Netflix confirmed the news that all 236 episodes of Friends would be arriving on the streaming service, fans went into complete meltdown – us included.

And just a few weeks later, it looks like we’ve got some more good news about out favourite group of pals on TV.

No, unfortunately it’s not about a reunion.

It looks like Friends fans could soon be able to live out their own coffee-filled dreams in a real-life Central Perk.

According to court documents that The Blast obtained, Warner Bros Entertainment secured a copyright to use the name Central Perk for “coffee shop and café services” in January.

Warner Bros are looking to use the original logo from the series, describing it as a “shaded oval flanked by coffee cups with steam rising above them, with the banner bearing the stylised wording CENTRAL and the shaded oval bearing the stylised wording PERK with a coffee bean design on either side of the wording PERK” in the trademark request.

The company also filed to be able to sue the name on a number of other products – including toys and board games – but these have yet to be approved.

Central Perk was recreated in London in 2015 as part of FriendsFest, which let fans immerse themselves in a number of the sets from the show.

Meanwhile, a pop-up replica of the coffee shop opened in New York in 2014, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the show.