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Hogsmeade Village (or just Hogsmeade) is the only all-wizarding village in the Appalachian Mountains and is located south-east of Hogwarts Castle. Hogsmeade is a picturesque little village of cottages and shops, with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays, as well as a train station for the line that runs just outside the village. There are mountains beginning just past the north edge of town.
Hogwarts third years and above have been permitted weekend trips into the village. Mainly, students frequent the High Street in the village which contains the named specialty shops and pubs such as Zonko's Joke Shop and Honeydukes.Businesses
1. Hogsmeade Station
The Hogsmeade station is a small, red-brick building outside of the village proper where the train to Hogwarts stops. There is not much to the Station, except a small ticketing office and waiting area.
22. Bureau of Magical Affairs Satellite Office
The Bureau of Magical Affairs Satellite Office is a squat, single-story brick building with no windows. It has liaison offices for the Hit Wizards, the Secretary of Magic, the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Department of Magical Transportation, and Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Those with routine or (in the case of the Hit Wizards) urgent matters can visit a Satellite Office to be attended to quicker rather than having to visit the Bureau proper. Records are not kept permanently at the Satellite Office and they can only serve a limited range of routine functions.
The library at Hogsmeade is a rather small, cozy affair with a surprisingly good selection. It carries a somewhat more 'adult' selection than the Hogwarts school library for those interested in continuing their magical education. The Library is also home to an impressive archive, with public records and newspapers going back as far as the town's establishment. The Hogsmeade library has an exchange program with the Hogwarts library, and if you can't find a book at one location, you can probably request it from the other.
32. Owl Post Office
The post office is a privately-run store where one can send letters and packages by owl for a small fee. The owls are colour-coded for short distances and long distances, and also for how fast one wants the letter to be delivered. The shop is kept as clean as possible, but still has a pervasive smell.
2. Three Broomsticks Inn
The main inn and pub in Hogsmeade, The Three Broomsticks is often often crowded and smoky, but it's got a warm and friendly atmosphere and is a welcome haven on cold winter evenings. They serve every kind of fare from the kitchens and the bar is stocked with everything from butterbeer to firewhiskey. The owner, Madam Rosmerta, is an icon in the town and well-liked by everyone, even though she runs her establishment like a tight ship and doesn't take IOUs when it comes time to pay tabs.
9. The Rose Garden
A tiny tea shop that caters mostly to the housewife crowd, The Rose Garden is a cheery sort of place decorated in soft colors and lots of lace. They have the best cake in town and the owners are exceedingly friendly, often stopping to chat with their regular customers.
17. The Fiddler's Bow
The Fiddler's Bow is another well-liked pub, though it is a bit smaller and a bit bawdier than its Three Broomsticks counterpart. Known for having the greasiest fries in a hundred miles and live entertainment four nights a week, it caters to a young singles crowd rather than a family atmosphere.
33. Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop
A small tea shop which was originally conceived as a destination for mother-daughter outings, it quickly became popular as a local haunt for couples on dates. The decorations are frilly, very pink, and somewhat juvenile, but the proprietor hasn't removed anything since the shop first opened - she's only added to it. As a result, they have crowded into the dining area and newer decorations clash with older ones, but at least the tea selection is good.
The newest eatery at Hogsmeade, Johnny's has a 50's diner feel to it, if 50's diners had ever been magical. Quidditch paraphernalia and pictures decorate the walls, autographed photos of celebrities hold conversations with customers, rock'n'roll oldies play over the wireless, and food is served fast and with a smile. People often ask the owner why he named the place 'Johnny's', but he's not talking.
44. The Hog's Head
The Hog's Head is a small, dingy, dirty establishment known for attracting a seedier type of clientele. The dining area is cramped with rough tables and the windows and floor are filthy, but fortunately people rarely visit there to eat. The drinks there are strong, the rooms are cheap, and the owner never asks questions, so despite the lack of upkeep it's managed to stay in business.
3. Arkie Alderton's Kwik-Repair Shop
The Kwik-Repair Shop has it all in the name. This quirky shop is filled with odds and ends and parts cluttering up the shelves and the owner can fix almost anything that's broken. Just bring in your broken objects (and all the parts) and Ol' Arkie can fix it in a flash. He also sells spare parts and everything you need for DIY projects.
4. Tomes and Scrolls
Tomes and Scrolls is a specialty bookstore that buys and sells rare (and not so rare) books and manuscripts. The shop is a dark, musty-smelling place filled floor-to-ceiling with bookshelves and stacked books, and the organizational system is, frankly, not organized at all.
5. Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop
Scrivenshaft's is a landmark Hogsmeade store and has been around for as long as living memory. It's a neat, well-organized, cheery shop with large windows selling stationery and office supplies of all types. Quills and inks, of course, being their number-one sellers.
6. Cairbre Wands
Though not as famous (or talented) as Ollivander's in Quinque Alley, Caitríona Cairbre has been making wands since the early 1960s and can still put together a fine instrument, and at a fraction of the cost of those 'other places.' Caitríona also sells wand repair and maintenance kits and provides services for existing wands. Her shop is a mid-sized, very prim affair with a showroom in the front displaying some of her best wands in glass cases, though the majority of her wares are kept in the store room in back.
7. Gladrags Wizardwear
Gladrags is a chain of wizarding clothing stores with branches in Hogsmeade, New York, and Los Angeles. The Hogsmeade branch sells all the latest off-the-rack fashions and all your basic clothing and accessories needs. The decor is a little bland, but they have sales several times a year.
8. Siren Sounds
A combination music store and recording studio, Siren Sounds has been a home to music lovers in Hogsmeade for over 30 years. The owner, 'Anthem' Scopuli once tried to make it big as a musician and decided she would have better luck as a producer. Her shop sells records, instruments, music paraphernalia, and wireless radios. It's cramped sales floor has, as its decor centerpiece, Heathcote Barbary's original guitar hanging from the ceiling. Aspiring musicians and local businesses can rent out the recording studio in the back, but Anthem only lets the best carry her 'Siren Sounds' label.
10. Once A Pawn A Time
A pawn store where anything and everything can be bought and sold. Owner Ian Rothach will pay you the very least he can get away with for your old junk, then sell it to your neighbor for as much as he can. Bargaining is still an accepted tactic at the Pawn, and a bit of flattery will get you a long way with Ian. His store is filled with bins and shelves and stacks of 'stuff' and while you can find almost anything there, actually finding it is always the trick.
A very cramped and noisy pet shop with cages full of animals lining all the walls. Denizens sells magical pets of all types and sizes, as well as the equipment and supplies to care for them. Mrs Scamander is a very knowledgeable and friendly lady who runs the shop along with her grandson and they are more than willing to give advice and help to their customers.
12. Dr. Tucker & Associates
Dr. Tucker is a small-time family practitioner who runs a clinic in Hogsmeade. There are three Healers on staff at the clinic as well as mediwitches. They see clients for routine appointments and check-ups and are equipped to handle minor emergencies, but more serious maladies and injuries have to be transferred to St Mungos.
14. ABC Cafe
The Cafe Musain is a small, two floored coffee house in Hogsmeade. For the most part it caters to students, but also sees artists, poets, and writers come through it's doors on a daily basis. It's not uncommon for patrons to linger over a single cup of coffee or latte for hours, and the staff do little to hurry them along. Along with all manner of coffees and teas, customers can also order wine, whiskey and beer, and the nights can sometimes get rowdy. The second floor is usually off limits, but can be reserved for larger gatherings.
A quaint book/stationery store, Elephantine sells mostly fiction books, magazines and periodicals, and fancy stationery supplies. It's a tidy, homey-looking shop decorated with the owner's personal collections of knickknacks and kitschy items (not for sale) and has very large bay windows in the front with window seats in which customers are invited to sit and peruse their selections.
Run by former Quidditch announcer Jacqueline Lejeune, Spintwitches is a popular wizarding sporting good store that is almost guaranteed to be bustling with customers. It is stuffed with all the latest supplies for all your sporting needs and even, somewhat oddly, carries a fine selection of Wizarding Chess sets.
19. Havershim's Hangings
Havershim's has been a staple of fine art in the United States for over a hundred years. The gallery in Hogsmeade hosts the works of local artisans alongside more renowned artists and sells everything from originals to prints to objets d'art. The gallery also hosts special shows and displays several times a year and can be rented out for special parties and events.
20. Bobbin's Apothecary
One of a chain of stores, Bobbin's sells all your potions making supplies in one convenient location. Scales, knives, instruments, portable fires, ingredients, instruments, anything and everything the potions-master-within could want! Bobbin's is a dark and somewhat musty-smelling shop due to the piles and piles of wares (most of them cauldrons) stacked around the store and blocking the windows.
One of the most famous attractions in Hogsmeade, Honeydukes is a bright and airy two-story shop that sells all manner of sweets, confections, and treats. Many of the more unique items are made by the employees in-shop and customers can watch the process through a glass-walled kitchen. There is also a secret passage between the Honeydukes' basement and Hogwarts which even the owners know nothing about.
23. Dervish & Banges
Dervish & Bangs is your one-stop-shop for all your most common needs, selling and repairing magical instruments and devices. It's a comfortable shop with an old-world feel and filled with neatly organized shelves.
24. Splinter and Kreek's
A second-hand shop that specializes in brooms and housewares, this shop is a dream for all spendthrifts. It has a sparse, professional decor and neatly organized sales floor, as well as friendly owners and rock-bottom prices. And if something you buy there smells a little funny, don't worry, they can fix that.
A nursery/florist shop where one can buy any and all of their botany needs. Florae sells cut flowers, bouquets, seeds, potted plants, fertilizers, gardening tools...basically anything the horticulturist within could ask for. Half the shop is located in the outdoor nursery and the indoor section is almost guaranteed to have a layer of dirt collecting on every flat surface, but it's a bright and friendly place to visit.
28. Zonko's Joke Shop
Zonko's Joke Shop is a favourite place for Hogwarts students to shop on Hogsmeade trips as it carried "jokes and tricks to fulfil anyone’s wildest dreams." Such products are Dungbombs, Hiccough Sweets, Frog Spawn Soap, Sugar Quills and Nose-Biting Teacups.
30. The Silver Cauldron
A discount apothecary selling all your potions needs at a low, low price. (And possibly low, low quality.) The Silver Cauldron carries many substitute ingredients that can be used in potions with the same effect, as well as carrying discount cauldrons and instruments, do-it-yourself books, and free advice from the very knowledgeable owner. Flavius is an accomplished potions master who's firmly held (and only occasionally misplaced) belief is that no potion recipe is etched in stone, and no budget should stand in the way of a successful potioneer.
This small occult shop was once seen as just an oddity, but has recently gained an increase in business. They sell books and tools on the most obscure arts and objects used in rituals and occultist ceremonies. The shop has been described in the past as a mix between wicca and muggle myth, but they also sell protection amulets and charms, and more and more people are becoming willing to suspend disbelief.
"Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn a lyswennod." This divination shop is run by Seer Belenus and sells everything from private readings to tarot decks. The shop is dim and ostensibly 'mysterious,' with wares stacked haphazardly on the shelves and incense constantly burning. The owner likes to play up his image as a fortune-teller, but fortunately he'll freely admit that he does so and drop the act for any serious inquirer. Readings are given with a lively sense of humor, but also tend to be quite accurate.
35. Pendleton's Bazaar
A large, open area filled with small, individual stalls that can be rented out on weekly, monthly, or yearly contracts. Anything and everything can be sold at the bazaar, from small craft items to groceries and produce to cheep potions ingredients. In inclement weather, a charmed 'big top' tent is put up to protect shoppers, but at other times it is left in the open air.
36. Nature's Garden
A clean, well-stocked grocery store that sells produce and dried goods. The Nature's Garden buys only from local, organic farms and deals with muggle as well as magical farmers. (There are not, it turns out, many wizards growing radishes.) If you can't find something you need at Nature's Garden, just make a request - they'll get it for you within the week, and no specialty item is too hard to find.
38. Gizmet's Oddities
A shop that sells an assortment of magical items ranging from kitchen appliances to gag gifts. Anything you need for your home or office (and everything you didn't expect to need) can be found at Gizmet's. The store has a strict 'no touching' policy, as many customers have accidentally set off the charmed items and caused havoc.
41. USA Today Offices
A satellite of the main offices in Quinque Alley, the office in Hogsmeade hosts a small staff which investigates and reports on local regional matters. Mostly, however, they are host to the local customer service department, where customers can come to complain, complain, complain. And occasionally, send in a tip.
Soliel is a two-part shop, a combination hair salon and day spa. Customers can come in for a quick trim or stay for an all day pampering experience, but in either case, they are sure to leave happy. Soliel is probably the easiest shop in Hogsmeade to identify, as the outside is painted entirely in shades of bright yellow, though the decor inside is much more subdued and reminiscent of northern Spanish styles.
A rather shady shop, Bezoar has a reputation for carrying anything a customer could want, provided they pay the right price. It's a dingy place with tiny windows and uneven shelves cluttered with wares, and the owner is downright unfriendly to the people who walk in. Rumors of illicit deals and illegal wares have never been proven, but almost everyone is sure they're going on anyway.
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