Nerd novelty store ThinkGeek will officially open Friday (May 19) at the Tacoma Mall.
The 2,500-square-foot store is next to the south entrance and the food court.
ThinkGeek has one other store in Washington and on the West Coast — in Seattle’s Northgate Mall. The rest of the retailer’s locations are east of the continental divide. The company is run out of Grapevine, Texas and is owned by GameStop.
The company’s online store sells hundreds of fun and goofy items, including a light saber laser pointer, a mini fridge with a 3D image of Han Solo frozen in carbonite and items that could be used to prank office mates.
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The store is giving away prizes every 15 minutes on opening day and will hand out an exclusive pin or patch to the first 1,000 visitors.
It will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.