Moonlight brings out the best at Tatnuck
Westborough – The Westborough Shopping Center was bustling with activity July 20. Attendees enjoyed a performance by local musical favorite "Tailspin" while shopping the plaza for great bargains. No place was busier than Tatnuck Bookseller due to the highly anticipated midnight release of the final Harry Potter book.
In all several thousand customers came to enjoy the book release party, which featured costume contests, live performances, face painting and even live owl demonstrations. In the end, more than 1,000 Harry Potter fans held out to be the first on their block to pick up the wildly popular book at midnight.
According to Eugene Colangelo, president of Westborough Books Inc., it was a sight rarely seen in the world of retail.
"Despite the fact that the store is very large, at over 30,000 square feet, it was standing room only for the entire night," Colangelo said. "I knew we had done something right when my 87-year-old mother called me the next day to ask why several of her neighbors couldn't even get into the store … It was just that busy."
"I don't think she, or any of us, could have imagined this town's potential and what a strong location this would become," he said.
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