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Animal Crossing New Leaf: Shops to Unlock

Published 1 year ago by Steve Stratton

The following content is from the "Shops and Such" chapter of the Animal Crossing New Leaf Official Guide. When you're ready for more, pick up your copy or unlock the eGuide.

Main Street may not seem like much at first, but as you steadily devote time and Bells to growing your town, you’ll notice new shops begin to crop up. Let’s check out all of the special shops that can be built on Main Street and within your town.

Shops

T&T Mart

HOURS
Default: 7:00–24:00
Early Riser ordinance: 6:00–24:00
Night Owl ordinance: 7:00–5:00

Shops

Spend lots of Bells at Nookling Junction, and Timmy and Tommy will eventually earn enough profit to upgrade their shop. This improved convenience store is open longer hours and has more space, so the boys can offer a broader selection of goods.

Catalog Kiosk

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The T&T Mart also offers a special mail-order catalog. Simply use the in-store kiosk to browse all of the items that have appeared in the game thus far. That’s right: anything you’ve owned in the game will appear in the kiosk, and many items can be mail-ordered and delivered right to your home. Talk about convenient!

Gardening Store

HOURS
Default: 9:00–20:00
Early Riser ordinance: 7:00–20:00
Night Owl ordinance: 9:00–23:00

Shops

Demonstrate your willingness to cultivate a lush, vibrant town by performing 30 gardening tasks, such as planting and watering flowers, planting trees (including fruit trees), and pulling weeds. Once this is done, it won’t be long before a friendly fellow named Leif will open a small gardening store next to Timmy and Tommy’s shop.

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Leif doesn’t offer much, but his store is a good source of gardening supplies like flower seeds and saplings. Swing by Leif’s whenever you wish to spruce up your town!

Tip
Pay Leif a modest fee, and he’ll uproot all of the weeds in your town. Sometimes it’s worth it!

Super T&T

HOURS
Default: 9:00–20:00
Early Riser ordinance: 6:00–20:00
Night Owl ordinance: 9:00–24:00

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After Leif’s gardening store opens, continue to shop loyally at the T&T Mart, and the boys will be upgrading their store again before you know it. The supermarket version of their store is what you’d expect: bigger and better in every way!

TIY

HOURS
Default: 10:00–23:00
Early Riser ordinance: 6:00–23:00
Night Owl ordinance: 10:00–3:00

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After you’ve spent over 50,000 Bells at the Super T&T, and after at least 21 days have passed since the Super T&T opened, Timmy and Tommy will shut down for a day to remodel their store yet again. In this fourth iteration of their store, the boys have joined forces with Leif’s gardening shop to provide an all-in-one source for do-it-yourself home improvement! Leif’s inventory is expanded now, too.

T&T Emporium

HOURS
Default: 9:00–21:00
Early Riser ordinance: 6:00–21:00
Night Owl ordinance: 9:00–24:00

Shops

Timmy and Tommy’s fifth and final shop upgrade is truly something to behold. This three-story shopping center has something for everyone—but unlocking it takes some effort! You need to impress a savvy stylist named Gracie.

Dazzling Gracie

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Once the TIY has been built, a stylish visitor named Gracie will start visiting your town. Check the plaza each day to see if your town has been graced by Gracie, and speak to the fashion mogul to learn that she’s planning to open up a new fashion boutique in a hip new town.

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Gracie will only open her shop in a town that has style, and demands that you prove your fashion sense to her in a series of fashion challenges. Each time Gracie visits, she’ll give you a new fashion theme. Your goal: Dress in that theme and knock Gracie’s socks off!

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Impressing Gracie isn’t easy, but you’ve got an advantage—this guide! Flip ahead to the “Clothing Catalog” chapter, and you’ll find every piece of clothing has an associated “look.” Use this info to help you build outfits that fit with Gracie’s themes!

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After you impress Gracie enough times, she’ll eventually agree to open her shop in your town. Continue to frequent the TIY store, and before long, construction will commence and the T&T Emporium will be built!

Three Floors of Fun

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The T&T Emporium’s spacious first floor is filled with products for everyday life, from tools to gardening supplies. That’s right—Leif has finally been allowed indoors! Check the second floor to find furniture, and head all the way up to the top floor to explore GracieGrace—the lavish fashion boutique of the great Gracie herself!

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GracieGrace offers both clothing and furniture, but expect to suffer some serious sticker shock. The prices are steep, but these items are all of the highest quality. Best of all, Gracie sells her clothing and furniture by outfits and series, so Bell-saddled shoppers can put together a whole new look or design a stylish room in no time!

Kicks

HOURS
Default: 10:00–20:00
Early Riser ordinance: 7:00–20:00
Night Owl ordinance: 10:00–23:00

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This little shoe shop won’t open until after the T&T Mart is built. In addition, you must spend about 8,000 Bells at the Able Sisters in order to entice Kicks to arrive. This small footwear store sprouts up near the Able Sisters and is tended by a friendly fox named Kicks, who peddles a modest selection of quality footwear and hosiery.

Shampoodle

HOURS
Default: 10:00–20:00
Early Riser ordinance: 7:00–20:00
Night Owl ordinance: 10:00–23:00

Shops

Continue to shop at the Able Sisters and at Kicks, and before long, a savvy stylist named Harriet will open a salon above them, on the building’s second floor.

Shops

Say hi to Harriet anytime you wish to change your hairdo. Plop down in the styling chair, answer Harriet’s probing questions, and you’ll soon have a new ‘do. The answers you give to Harriet’s questions determine the look you’ll receive—use the following chart to ensure that you receive the perfect style!

Note
Harriet can make you look like one of your 3DS Miis—just ask her!
Tip
Get lots of haircuts at Shampoodle, and Harriet will begin to offer you color contacts. Get even more haircuts, and she’ll even offer you hairstyles for characters of the opposite sex!

Boy Hairstyles

Answer 1

Answer 2

Answer 3

Extremely Casual

Loose and Wavy!

Laid-back looseness.

Extremely Casual

Loose and Wavy!

Floaty-fairy looseness.

Extremely Casual

Stylish side!

I’m a role model!

Extremely Casual

Stylish side!

I like being left alone!

Casual

It’s on the messy side.

I wish I could clean it.

Casual

It’s on the messy side.

It’s on purpose!

Casual

My room is clean!

I like to style my hair!

Casual

My room is clean!

Natural is best!

Middle /Formal

I’m very serious!

Fight and overcome!

Middle /Formal

I’m very serious!

Grin and bear it!

Middle /Formal

I’m a trouble maker!

I’ll settle down.

Middle /Formal

I’m a trouble maker!

Rebel for life!

Extremely Formal

Business!

Fresh!

Extremely Formal

Business!

Vintage!

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a party!

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a date.

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a secret!


Girl Hairstyles

Answer 1

Answer 2

Answer 3

Extremely Casual

Loose and Wavy!

Laid-back looseness.

Extremely Casual

Loose and Wavy!

Floaty-fairy looseness.

Extremely Casual

Stylish side!

I’m a role model!

Extremely Casual

Stylish side!

I like being left alone!

Casual

It’s on the messy side.

I wish I could clean it.

Casual

It’s on the messy side.

It’s on purpose!

Casual

My room is clean!

I like to style my hair!

Casual

My room is clean!

Natural is best!

Middle /Formal

I’m very serious!

Fight and overcome!

Middle /Formal

I’m very serious!

Grin and bear it!

Middle /Formal

I’m a trouble maker!

I’ll settle down.

Middle /Formal

I’m a trouble maker!

Rebel for life!

Extremely Formal

Business!

Fresh!

Extremely Formal

Business!

Vintage!

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a party!

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a date.

Extremely Formal

Private!

It’s a secret!

 

Museum 2F

HOURS

Open 24 hours a day.

Shops

Donate over 20 fossils, fish, bugs, and paintings to the museum, and be sure to donate at least one item to each of the four exhibits (fish, insect, fossil, art). In addition, be sure to speak to Blathers every day—you don’t need to donate or have him identify anything, you just need to speak to Blathers every day to build a friendship. Keep it up, and before long, Blathers will mention the idea of expanding the museum by opening a second floor!

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Expanding the museum is a public works project. Speak with Isabelle at the town hall after Blathers has made his suggestion, and she’ll offer you the project as a new public work. Complete the donation goal to unlock the museum’s second floor.

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The museum’s second floor is run by a young owl named Celeste. She tends a small gift shop up here, and will even let you rent out your very own exhibit room for fun. Many of the items that Celeste sells at the gift shop can’t be found anywhere else, so check her stock daily!

Museum Gift Shop Goods

Item

Value

Requirements

Exhibit-room wall

400

None

Exhibit-room floor

400

None

Museum wall

2,000

None

Museum floor

2,000

None

Arrow sign

3,500

None

Display stand

1,500

None

Exhibit partition

3,000

None

Fancy frame

10,000

None

Flat display case

2,500

None

Glass display case

2,000

None

Museum chair

3,000

None

Poster stand

2,500

None

Reception table

2,000

None

Rope partition

1,800

None

Tall display case

2,500

None

Thermohygrometer

1,500

None

Silver shovel

500

After donating 15 fossils

Paintball floor

1,600

After donating 20 art

Dig-site floor

1,600

After donating 30 fossils

Silver rod

500

After donating 30 fish or deep-sea catches

Silver net

500

After donating 30 insects

Underwater floor

1,600

After donating 50 fish or deep-sea catches

Jungle floor

1,600

After donating 50 insects

Paintball wall

1,600

After donating all art

Underwater wall

1,600

After donating all fish and deep-sea catches

Dig-site wall

1,600

After donating all fossils

Jungle wall

1,600

After donating all insects

Museum model

1,800

After donating all specimens to museum


The Roost Café

HOURS
Open 24 hours a day.

Shops

Continue to donate to the museum after finishing the 2F expansion. After you’ve donated a total of 50 items to the museum, and after a full week has passed since the 2F expansion was opened, Blathers will suggest yet another public work project: a cool café run by a pigeon named Brewster.

Shops

The Roost Café must be built in town, so lead Isabelle to the desired spot, just as you would for any other project. Satisfy the donation goal, and the café will be built the very next day!

Take Out Counter

Shops

The first few times you visit the Roost, there’s little to do except sit at the counter and order a hot cup o’ Joe. Keep visiting and buying coffee, though, and Brewster will eventually offer you to-go cups from a side counter. How nice!

Part-Time Pourer

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Continue to frequent the Roost, and Brewster will eventually offer you some part-time work. Agree to help Brewster, and you’ll be placed in charge of the to-go counter for a while.

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Locals will appear, one after the next, and each one will place an order for coffee. But there’s a catch: out of the three coffee ingredients—beans, sugar, and milk—your neighbors only tell you about one or two that they desire. This means you must guess on the rest!

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Successfully serving coffee means keeping track of your customers and determining what they like. It takes time and effort, but if you guess correctly on all three ingredients, you’ll really make that customer’s day. Fix every cup to perfection, and you’ll even impress Brewster!

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Brewster pays well for your work, and your performance determines the type of payment you’ll receive. Here are all the possible goodies Brewster might use to compensate your labors:

Part-Time Payment

Reward

Value

Brewstoid

3,312

Café uniform

360

Coffee cup

2,000

Coffee grinder

1,600

Coffeemaker

800

Cream and sugar

1,000

Espresso maker

500

Good coffee beans

4,000

Mega brewstoid

3,312

Mini brewstoid

3,312

Normal coffee beans

2,000

Siphon

1,780

Superb coffee beans

8,000

Tall brewstoid

3,312


Club LOL

HOURS
Default: 12:00–2:00
Early Riser ordinance: 10:00–2:00
Night Owl ordinance: 12:00–5:00

shops

Shortly after the T&T Mart has opened, a wacky character named Dr. Shrunk will come to greet you at your home. The good doctor wishes to open up a lively club on Main Street, but he needs you to get everyone in town to sign his petition. Agree to help Dr. Shrunk, then get out there and get those signatures!

Shops

Dr. Shrunk has already gotten all of the store owners to sign, so you only need to worry about your neighbors. Check the signature sheet that Dr. Shrunk gave you to see who’s left on your list. Seek out every neighbor and record all of their signatures to fill out the form.

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After filling out the signature sheet, find Dr. Shrunk on Main Street. Hand him the sheet, and Club LOL will open within a matter of days.

What a Joke

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The real show at Club LOL begins at 8 p.m. each night, but if you stop by before then, you can catch a free show, courtesy of Dr. Shrunk himself. The good doctor happens to be a former comedian, and will tell you a joke on stage each day—provided you feed him something! Whether or not you’re amused, you always learn the joke afterward, because it’s recorded in the joke book that Dr. Shrunk gives you!

Shops

Your joke book stores all of Dr. Shrunk’s jokes. Learn a new one each evening by visiting Club LOL before 8 p.m. Why collect jokes, you ask? Because when you tell the jokes you know, your character will cleverly emote! Open your joke book and tap on any joke you’ve learned, and your character will emote just like Dr. Shrunk did when telling the joke. Now you can interact with friends and neighbors without bothering to type out words!

Dr. Shrunk’s Jokes (Emotes)

JOKE (EMOTE)
Aggravation   
Agreement   
Anger   
Bashfulness   
Cold Chill   
Curiosity   
Daydreaming   
Delight   
Disagreement   
Disbelief   
Distress   
Fearful   
Flourish   
Glee   
Greetings   
Happiness   
Heartbreak   
Inspiration   
Joy   
Laughter   
Love   
Mischief   
Mistaken   
Outrage   
Pride   
Resignation   
Sadness   
Sheepishness   
Shocked   
Showmanship   
Shrunk Funk Shuffle   
Shyness   
Sighing   
Sleepy   
Sneezing   
Sorrow   
Sunniness   
Surprise   
Thought   
Worry   

D.J. K.K. Spins

Shops

Each night after 8 p.m., Club LOL rocks to the thumping beats of D.J. K.K. There’s no cover charge, so come on in and get on down! While moving out on the floor, tap any direction on g to dance to the beat. Impress D.J. K.K. with your moves, and he might even show you on the big screen behind him!

K.K. Slider Saturdays

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Saturday nights are special at Club LOL, for the great K.K. Slider graces the venue with his brilliant guitar licks. Give a listen to K.K.’s opening song, and he’ll slip you a free bootleg copy of it. Right on, my man!

Fortune-Teller’s Shop

HOURS
Default: 9:00–19:00
Early Riser ordinance: 6:00–19:00
Night Owl ordinance: 9:00–23:00

Shops

A feline fortune teller named Katrina visits your town about once a week—check the plaza for her tent. Enter and pay a small fee to have Katrina read your fortune. She’ll tell you what sorts of items will bring you luck in the near future!

Shops

After Katrina has told 20 fortunes in your town (in total from all players, including visitors), she’ll eventually decide there’s enough business here to support a fortune-teller’s shop on Main Street. Chat with Isabelle at the town hall to undertake this public work project just as you would any other.

Shops

Once the fortune-teller’s shop is built, you can pop in and have your fortune told by Katrina every day. This ensures that you’ll always have good luck on your side!

Tip
Luck is a powerful force in Animal Crossing—it can lead to finding precious items. Pay heed to Katrina’s advice and seek out the items that she indicates. It will bring you good fortune.
Note
If you ever find yourself tripping and falling while running around, you’re having a “bad-luck day.” Visit Katrina and see if she can help you counter your gnarly juju!

Police Station

HOURS
Open 24 hours a day.
Every town should have a police station, but yours won’t until a neighbor approaches you with an urge to lobby for one as a public work project. Unfortunately, this conversation occurs purely at random—there’s no way for you to influence when a neighbor will decide to approach you about building the police station. It therefore pays to speak to your neighbors whenever you see them excitedly running toward you with something to say.

Tip
Once the police station is built, you can scour its lost-and-found bin for goodies. Officers Copper and Booker can shed some light regarding upcoming visitors, too.

Reset Surveillance Center

HOURS
Always active; rarely open.

Shops

The Reset Surveillance Center is a public work project that appears on Isabelle’s list after you do the unthinkable: power-off the game without saving! That’s right: if you shut down Animal Crossing without saving your game, you’ll get an earful from one Mr. Resetti—a mean old mole that doesn’t dig cheaters. But Mr. Resetti will only scold you once, then never harass you again—unless you build the Reset Surveillance Center, that is!

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After meeting Mr. Resetti, speak with Isabelle to commence work on the Reset Surveillance Center project. Just lead her to the spot where you’d like to build the project like always.

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Once the Reset Surveillance Center has been built, Mr. Resetti is back in business. Now able to monitor your game for suspicious power-offs, Mr. Resetti will be quick to reprimand you each time you reset without saving. That’s more like it!

Entering the Center

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If you’re really lucky, you might find the Reset Surveillance Center open one evening. This occurs very rarely, and only on sunny days that follow a rainy day. Check out the center on these evenings between 8 p.m. and midnight—if you find the manhole cover open, head inside to find Mr. Resetti in his main base of operations!

Happy Home Showcase

HOURS
Open 24 hours a day.

Shops

The Happy Home Showcase (HHS) is a special place where fabulous homes from all over the globe are displayed. You’re able to explore the HHS the day after your first home is built—speak with Tom Nook at Nook’s Homes, and he’ll tell you all about it.

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The grand entrance to the HHS is located in the background of Main Street—you can’t miss it. After after Tom Nook tells you about the HHS, a friendly character named Digby stands here at all hours. Talk to Digby whenever you wish to enter and explore the HHS.

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Once inside, Digby explains how the HHS works. Homes from other players’ towns can be shown here, and new model homes will appear whenever your 3DS is tagged by another player’s via StreetPass. (Digby can help you turn the StreetPass function on and off.) You may then explore that player’s model home in your game by visiting the HHS. You can even order furniture items from HHS model homes—with a hefty markup, mind you!

Dream Suite

HOURS
Open 24 hours a day.

Dream Suite

This special suite is only available to players who’ve connected to the internet at least once. A week must also have passed since the mayor earned their Town Development Permit. Once these special criteria have been met, you’ll find Isabelle snoozing away at the town hall. Speak with her to add the Dream Suite project to your list of public works!

Dream Suite

Complete the Dream Suite public work project, and the Dream Suite will open on Main Street. Go there to visit Luna, who helps you visit other players towns in dreams. This is a cool way to explore other players’ towns and see how they’ve developed!

Note
Anything you do during a Dream Suite trip won’t actually affect the other player’s town, because it’s all just a dream!
Tip
After unlocking the Dream Suite, share the address that appears on your Town Pass Card (TPC) with friends, and they’ll be able to visit your town in a dream anytime they want.

Dream Suite

Visiting towns in dreams has lots of advantages. For starters, you can’t actually damage or affect the other players’ towns, which is nice for them. Dreams also let you explore your friends’ towns anytime you want—you don’t need to wait for them to be playing. Of course, this also means that you can’t help your friends by leaving them items, and you also can’t take anything useful back to your town like exotic fruit. Still, when you just want to explore other towns and see what’s out there, nothing beats the Dream Suite!

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