has expanded to the —for real.
The local business caused a stir in the community when, as an April Fool's joke, it sent out an email stating that it would set up shop at the , a historic space on the city dock.
The email informed residents that the business would add two new floors to the building and a waterslide that would dump users into the water near Ego Alley.
Some residents were upset by the news, but others were very excited, said Lydia Ferwerea, a studio manager for the business.
"We were getting a lot of calls," she said.
The Westfield location opened on Friday, and serves as a compliment to the downtown flagship store, located at 40 State Circle.
"We were looking to grow a little bit and reach more people," Ferwerea said.
The business, which was first established on Corn Hill Street in 1969, creates half of its own inventory and also sells products from about 70 different pottery studios.
Employees are planning a grand opening celebration for the new location, which is located directly across from , in the near future, Ferwerea said.