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FAO Schwarz Is Coming Back To NYC

August 28, 2018 - 4:17 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- FAO Schwarz is coming back to New York City and it's looking for a few good dancers tickle the keys of its iconic giant piano.

FAO Schwarz closed its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in 2015, but is set to make a comeback in November when it reopens at a new 20,000-square-foot space in Rockefeller Center, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The store plans to hire staffers who will dance on the giant piano that Tom Hanks made famous in the movie "Big" and is also looking for product demonstrators and magicians. The goal is to offer customers a unique shopping experience that's about more than just the buying.

The Wall Street Journal reports the store will be holding auditions for retail staff instead of traditional interviews on Sept. 8.

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