Kim Kardashian is passing on the key to the restroom to shoppers in New York City this holiday season. The well-known socialite and star of â€œKeeping Up with the Kardashiansâ€ was on hand Tuesday for the Grand Opening of the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square.
The restrooms will be available for holiday shoppers to find relief, and feature themed stalls with dÃ©cor that corresponds to the 50 US States. Shoppers who stop in to the Charmin Restrooms will find full-staffed restrooms that are both ADA-compliant and family friendly.
Kim Kardashian told the press that she wishes the restrooms had been open sooner.
Kim said, â€œLast weekâ€¦ my sister, Kourtney, and I went to go shopping, and we took Mason [Kourtneyâ€™s son] out. It was such a nightmareâ€¦We wish there wasâ€¦a restroom facility like this which would have made it so much easier, because itâ€™s so spacious. We couldnâ€™t find a restroom with a changing table. It was too many people. I can only imagine how crazy itâ€™s going to get during the holiday seasonâ€¦Opening a facility like this is so necessaryâ€¦Thank God for Charmin.â€
Indeed. Often one of the more annoying aspects of holiday shopping is dealing with the restroom situation, especially for shoppers with children or disabilities.
The opening of Charminâ€™s restroom facility, while being a great marketing campaign, is also a very practical and thoughtful public service.
This is the fifth year that Charmin has opened such a facility in New York City. The Charmin Restrooms can be found at 142 West 42nd Street, and will be available for shoppers to use from November 23 through December 31, 2010.
Hours of operation are 10 AM to 9 PM, with shorter hours on Thanksgiving Day, when the Charmin Restrooms will be open from 10AM to 6PM. On New Yearâ€™s Eve, the restrooms will be open from 10AM to 3PM.
If you need to go on Christmas, though, you will be out of luck, as the Charmin Restrooms will be closed all day in observance of the holiday.
One final note for holiday shoppers: If you get a chance to visit the Charmin Restrooms, be sure to stop in to the Empire State Building stall, as that is the one that Kardashian, herself, claims to have used.