Just in time for his induction into the Rock and Roll Fall of Fame this weekend, Tupac Shakur’s concept restaurant, Powamekka Cafe, will open for a two-day run in New York City.
On the 20th anniversary of the West Coast rap icon’s death.
Much like the Fresno pop-up restaurant, New York’s Powamekka Cafe is based on Tupac’s own sketches, concepts and menu. There will also be childhood photos, poetry and other memorabilia on display. And because the restaurant is being done with the consent of Shakur’s estate, it will coincide with the release of exclusive limited edition merchandise and apparel.
Of course, the news did not escape local marketing guru Sam Hansen, one of the driving forces behind Fresno’s Powermekka pop-up (and also the Notorious B.I.G. tribute) He posted a screen shot of the Billboard story on Instagram along with the caption: “Story of my life ... fuggit, ppl who worry about their ideas getting swooped don’t have enough. I’m good.”