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Funko is growing its own retail operations with second store opening in LA

Pop culture specialist, Funko is expanding its own retail operations, having detailed a move to open a second location in Los Angeles later this year.

According to the company, the new space will broaden company awareness and display the breadth of Funko product and content providers that the brand carries.

The site – tipped to cover nearly 40,000 square foot of retail space – follows the successful launch of its first dedicated retail operation at the company headquarters in Everett in Washington, back in 2017. The site quickly became a must-see destination for collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and entertainment aficionados.

“It was a no-brainer to open our second retail location in the television and film mecca of the world – Hollywood,” said Brian Mariotti, chief executive officer at Funko. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to have a presence among the most influential production studios and creative talent delivering pop culture content.”

It will open on Hollywood Boulevard as part of the Eastown development, the new place to work, live and play in the heart of East Hollywood. 

Minutes from the Hollywood Pantages Theater and TLC Chinese Theater, Eastown occupants currently include SoulCycle and Shake Shack.

The U.S. Travel Association reported that Los Angeles County had a record-setting 50 million visitors in 2018. 

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