The first lucky spot is Gateshead’s Metrocentre, described as Europe’s largest shopping mall. Mayfly’s opening hours will be Saturday May 28 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday May 29 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
It is not yet known what the other two locations will be. I would bet somewhere in Scotland and somewhere in Wales….
The Raspberry Pi Store is popping up in three new locations across the UK to celebrate its third anniversary, and we’re starting with @_Metrocentre
in Gateshead on May 28 and 29. Come say hello!https://t.co/7JjfRxHlAm pic.twitter.com/74WPdetwuA
– Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) May 13, 2022
One of the big questions, of course, is whether the boards themselves will be available for purchase, given recent chip shortages… The Raspberry Pi team says there will be Pis for sale, but they will be rationed per customer to help manage supplies. Good luck.
“We will have stock of Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi Zero 2W. Please note that we are limiting them to one of these computers per person. Note that the limit is one of any, not one of each, so you won’t be able to buy a Raspberry Pi 4 and also a 2W Raspberry Pi Zero, just like you won’t be able to buy a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 and a 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 – you can only buy one of These computers. We decided to do this to try to make sure that everyone who made the trip to the Metrocentre could pick up a Raspberry Pi.”
There’s no shortage of Raspberry Pi 400 and Raspberry Pi Pico, take note. There are no restrictions on these, and Raspberry Pi says “fill your boots!”
You can read the ad here. And you can read more about the Raspberry Pi Store opening three years ago here.
More than just a store, it was designed to be “an experiential space, providing an environment in which visitors can try their hand at programming tiny PCs”. But there are also t-shirts, mugs and mugs and other tech products, merchandise and accessories.
See also: Shop at the Raspberry Pi, in bricks and mortar form