Hoping to cash in on the Harry Potter craze sweeping the country yet again, Margaret Clayton of Henry County, Arkansas opened a do-it-yourself pottery shop called Harry Potter-Y and couldn’t believe how much business she had the first day.
“I never in my wildest dreams knew how popular pottery making was,” said Clayton, whose store grossed over $2,000 in its first week of operation.
However, Clayton also found out that success comes at a price. After the local newspaper ran a story about the success of Harry Potter-Y, word somehow got back to the owner of the Harry Potter franchise, who then had their attorneys file a restraining order against Clayton ordering her to immediately close her Harry Potter-Y store.
“I was flabbergasted,” said Clayton. “Imagine, the Harry Potter folks giving little ole me a shout out.”