The rumors are true: a wizard pub and a wand shop will soon move into the now-empty Flatiron Building at 5135 Ballard Ave.
The details are still a little hazy, but we know the wandmakers are Piscataqua & Balch. Wands will be made to fit each individual, with date of birth determining species of wood, and then infused with one of 12 magic essences by the wandmaker. “We are European wandmakers but we have synthesized our magics with native North American magics of Passamaquoddy* in Maine,” the wandmaker says in a short video of the making of a wand.
The wizard pub itself will be steeped in wizard history. We’ve been provided a manuscript from the owners detailing the story of the wizards in North America, which can be read in full here.
The owners tell us the pub and wand shop are expected to open in early 2019. We’ll update with more details when they become available.
*An earlier version had a spelling mistake of Passamaquoddy. The error has been corrected.