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13 October 2014 @ 11:48 am
Term XXX Quiz #3: Business Reviews  
Activity: Business Reviews
Participation Points: Participation Only- 10pts/5kts, +5 points if you own a subscription to the Daily Prophet
Deadline: Saturday, October 25th, 11:59pm UTC
Details: The Daily Prophet is looking to publish reviews on the Wizarding businesses throughout The UK. Write a 100+ word review on any restaurant/business that is named in Harry Potter. You can consult the Wiki for a list of businesses: Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley, Hogsmeade. The content of the review is up to you but a few things you could consider: convenience, cost, quality of food/merchandise, customer service, etc.
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXhihdailyprophet on October 13th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Alice: fingerprintssuperficiality on October 13th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Twilfitt and Tatting's
Location: Diagon Alley
Review: Twilfitt and Tatting's is an excellent shop for the witch or wizard looking for exceptionally well-made, bespoke clothing. The quality of the robes are incredible--whether one is interested in a leather traveling cloak or silk dress robes. Since all items are bespoke, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance. These appointments can take up to 30 minutes, which include discussion on the clothing to be made, as well as measurements taken by an assistant in the shop. Appointments are also necessary when picking up, so that the seamstresses can check and adjust fit, if necessary. Only three customers are in the shop at a time, so you will have the complete attention of one of the shop attendants, as well as their assistant. All the workers are highly competent and warm, and you will be offered a glass of butterbeer or champagne while you wait. While Twilfitt and Tatting's is not a shop for the witch or wizard in a rush, it's an ideal stop for those who value quality and craftsmanship.

Name//House: Alice/Slytherin
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baby we could rock the night alone: dorkyslumber on October 15th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Gladrags Wizardwear
Location: Diagon Alley
Review: Plenty of witches and wizards alike tend to look down upon Gladrags Wizardwear, discard it like yesterday's socks, and go along with their regular day without nary a second thought spared for this longstanding business. But they would be wrong to do that, for while Gladrags is indeed known for its kooky (even for wizarding standards) clothing, lately it has become the heart of a fashion revolution. Gladrags has been reinventing itself and finding its core customer base with remarkable form, choosing to embrace the unique and the eye-catching and forging forward with outstanding new designs and fabrics. If you are looking for the next big thing to hit Diagon Alley shoppers, you'll be remiss if you overlook Gladrags Wizardwear.


Name//House: Evyclaw
Bonus items: (If it says I don't have either it is LYING I DO I HAVE THE BONUS ITEM)
Stephanie: LOTR - Leaf of Lothlorienlotrangel17 on October 24th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Honeydukes
Location: Hogsmeade
Review:

Ambrosius Flume and his wife have owned Honeydukes sweet shop for years and certainly knows his business. His location in the village of Hogsmeade is perfect if only for the weekend business it gets from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. Every Witch and Wizard knows that when its a Hogsmeade Weekend for the school don't dare try to step foot inside the store. Once you get past the beautiful window displays and head inside your nose takes in the wonderful smells that emanate from every corner, from chocolate to mint to fruit and toffee the smells of the sweet shop are worth a trip on its own. Another wonderful thing about Honeydukes are their prices. From the small Sugar Quills that you can get for a few coins to the Ton-Tongue Toffee which costs a bit more there is something in every price range. If you are looking to fill your sweet tooth, you need not look any further than Honeydukes!

Name//House:Steph Puff
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Bermuda Lime: knight week xxxbluemermaid on October 24th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Zonko's Joke Shop
Location: Hogsmeade
Review:

Looking to have a grand old time pranking your friends, enemies, professors, and parents? Look no further than Zonko's! In the joke business for over 178 years, the Zonko family is constantly developing new ways to have a laugh, as well as producing long-time favorites such as our famous Dungbombs. Our well-trained staff of pranksters are always available to assist in your shopping experience, helping you to choose the very best way to get at your targets. Ask us today whether your mother would curse your backside at the sight of a Nose-biting teacup, or simply burst into laughter as it attacks Great-Aunt Judith! We've always got a hilarious anecdote to match each and every piece of our wide array of delightful products, and a long-standing guarantee of fun to match. So come on down to Zonko's Joke Shop and pick your poison! We're conveniently located in Hogsmeade for the delight and ease of all those Hogwarts students looking to put one over on old Filch (just don't tell him we sent you).

Name//House: Crystal/Hufflepuff
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Brianna Lea: knight week | puff pride ♥stilinskiargent on October 25th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Establishment: Honeydukes
Location: Hogsmeade
Review:

Looking for the perfect sweet that you can't get just anywhere? Or maybe you love thousands of types of candies to devour, mhm? Then Honeydukes is the place for you! The array of chocolates, pops, bonbons, and other tasty treats makes you want to run straight into the beautiful store and buy everything! When you walk in you are immediately greeted by the owner of Honeydukes, Ambrosious Flume, and/or his wife. It's a very magical, colorful shop that is filled to the brim with lovely candies. Everything is priced at an affordable rate and the products are fantastically delicious. The atmosphere in Honeydukes is always busy and fun which makes for great place to bring you friends to cure their sweet tooths. All in all Honeydukes is a wonderful shop with wild, wizarding sweets which have you coming back for more!

Name//House: Bri/Hufflepuff
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flipflop_diva: XXX-KWflipflop_diva on October 25th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Location: Hogsmeade
Review:
Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop is often overlooked when it comes to shops that can be found in Hogsmeade. It’s much more low-key than its bolder neighbors, such as Zonko’s Joke Shop and Honeydukes, and its offerings are much more straightforward. It’s no surprise that students often walk right by this store, unless they desperately need a new quill, but if you do stop in, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The staff is one of the most friendly around and the prices can’t be beat. And if you spend a few minutes browsing, you might find some items that will surprise you — and later help you. Need extra big quills? How about extra long-lasting ones? Maybe quills in magical colors? You can find all of this and more. Not to mention the quills here are some of the most comfortable around. It’s a basic shop, but Scrivenshaft’s shouldn’t be overlooked. Just try and write that essay without a quill!

Name//House: Kristine | Puff
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the night's on fire~: misc: typewriterpretty_panther on October 25th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
Establishment:Honeydukes
Location:Hogsmeade
Review:After extensive tasting I can only think that Honeydukes in Hogsmeade village is a fabulous place to purchase sweets and chocolate for the majority. However, most of their products warn of nuts and I fear this costs them custome. It is one thing to say that a chocolate and nut bar containt but and another to warn that every product in store may contain nuts. There is safety and there is ridiculous and I fear Honeydukes is heading towards the latter. This is losing the company thousands of galleons not to mention upsetting many students at Hogwarts. If nuts are in their sweets then say so, if they are in an area with nuts say so, but don't freak out. We have potions for reactions after all. What is this, 1540?

Name//House:sam/claw
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americana exotica: Alisoninterchanges on October 25th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Tomes and Scrolls
Location: Hogsmeade
Review:
Tomes and Scrolls is a nice cozy bookstore with many famous Wizarding texts. However, it doesn't have anywhere near the variety that Flourish & Blotts in Diagon Alley has. Luckily if you're looking for a book for school, they can special order it for you so you don't have to wait until the holidays to pick it up from Flourish, but if you'd like anything else, they tell you you're out of luck. And in some cases laugh in your face, if you're looking for some Muggle pleasure reading. All I wanted was a distraction from my studies, they didn't have to be rude about it.
Name//House: Chelsea/Ravenclaw
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Courier Six: ○ bewitched | samanthawatchpoint on October 25th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Establishment: Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour
Location: Diagon Alley
Review: I recently had the pleasure of visiting the newly renovated and reopened Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour. Following the unfortunate demise of the previous owner, I had feared that I'd never be able to enjoy ice cream while visiting Diagon Alley so I was very happy to see that it was back. The menu features all the classic flavours as well as few more adventurous flavours. I tried samples of several flavours but decided to treat myself to a scoop of Cinnamon Snickerdoodle and a scoop of Chocolate Gooey Brownie in a bowl. One of my favorite things about this revamped shop is a change in seating. They now have a back room as well as a back patio where you can enjoy your ice cream if the hustle and bustle of alleyside seating doesn't suit you. ★★★★★

Name//House: Meg/Ravenclaw
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