Luke’s Diner – a center, recurring set place of the Gilmore Girls – is coming to not just one, but multiple area coffeeshops this Wednesday.

Avalon Bakery in midtown Detroit, Always Brewing Detroit in the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood is getting in on the action (even asking for people to volunteer to play roles from the show) and Chazzano Coffee in Ferndale is doing a “mini” Luke’s.

Why all the Gilmore Girls love? Well, first, October 5 is the anniversary of the first airing of the show. And, if you didn’t know, Netflix is reviving the series on November 25 of this year. The show had a devoted following and has been off the air since 2007.


Here are the details on the Netflix Gilmore Girls show, Per Variety:

Each chapter of the series will cover one season (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). While there had been a bit of a kerfuffle over some casting, most of the series regulars will reprise their roles, including Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Rose Abdoo, Sally Struthers, Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, David Sutcliffe, Jared Padalecki, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena, Danny Strong, Vanessa Marano and Yanic Truesdale. Edward Herrmann, who played Gilmore patriarch Richard, passed away in 2014 but will be honored within the chapters — Richard’s wife Emily (Bishop) will be a widow.

There are only about 200 coffeeshops in the nation participating in this promotion, and the first 250 people who arrive will get a free cup of coffee, courtesy of Netflix. Multiple reports say there will be aprons and other swag provided to dress up the locally owned shops as “Luke’s.”

Avalon International Breads’s Luke’s will be running 7 a.m. – noon and is at 422 W Willis Street in Detroit.

Always Brewing pours from 7 a.m. – noon and is at 19180 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

Chezzano’s event is from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is at 1737 E 9 Mile Road in Ferndale.

Remember though, the free coffee is only for the first 250 cups. Get there early.

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