In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the only shop in town belongs to Tom Nook. When you
first begin playing the game, Tom Nook's shop will start off as Nook's Cranny, a
small shack with very few different items for sale each day. As time passes, Tom
Nook will eventually use his profits to increase the size of his shop to hold more
Nook's shop has three upgrades after Nook's Cranny, giving Nook's store a total
of 4 different sizes, each which different store hours and stock. After a certain
amount of days has passed, when Nook has earned enough bells, he will close down
the store for a day to renovate to the next store size.
Tom Nook's Store Upgrades
8 AM - 10 PM
7 AM - 1 AM
Renovation of Nook's Cranny, at least 8 days after game is started, with at least
30,000 bells worth of purchases
8 AM - 10 PM
Renovation of Nook 'n' Go, at least 15 days after renovation from Nook's Cranny,
with at least 80,000 bells worth of purchases
9 AM - 9 PM
Renovation of NookWay, at least 22 days after the renovation from Nook 'n' Go, with
at least 150,000 bells worth of purchases
In AC:GC and AC:WW, it was required for a player from another town to buy an item
from Nook's store for it to be upgraded to Nookington's. In AC:CF, a player from
another town doesn't have to buy an item from Nook for him to upgrade to Nookington's.
Below is a table showing the number of items in each renovation of Nook's stores.
About a month after the upgrade to Nookington's, Nook will start to doubt his service.
As each player leaves the shop, Nook will ask them what they look for in a store.
1) Saying "Variety" will make Tom Nook change the store into Nookington's.
2) Saying "Balance" will make Tom Nook change the store into NookWay.
3) Saying "Hours" will make Tom Nook change the store into Nook 'n' Go.
4) Saying "Nothing much" will result in no store change.
After a few days, Nook will think over the votes of each player and make his decision
based on which answer received the most votes.
A) If you choose an option that has Nook change to a store other than the one you
currently have, Nook will close down for a day to renovate, like normal.
B) If you choose an answer resulting in an change to a store size that you don't
want, you will have to wait until next month for Nook to ask you again.
Tom is sure savvy at his retail profession, and he knows how to keep his customers
coming back. With free stuff, of course! For every 100 bells you spend on items
at the shop, you earn 1 Nook point, or more on special days where you receive special
bonus points! You even earn Visitor Points just for visiting the shop everyday!
Step up to the green machine that appears in all of Nook’s shops to check
out the progress of your points and find out what level your membership status is.
Nook's Cranny model
Nook 'n' Go model
Note: Discounted goods award less Nook Points.
Each title improvement automatically sends that character a mail from TNPS, announcing
the promotion and including a model of one of the many models of Nook's shop, which
can be placed as furniture in your house:
Nook's Cranny Model
Nook N' Go Model
Below is a table showing the rewards that you can get from the TNPS and the value
of the item.
Bad Bro 'Stache
Once in awhile, Nook will feature a spotlight item in his shop. These items are
rare and collectable, and aren’t seen around too often. Tom will also release
seasonal gifts at certain times of the year. You can only purchase them for a limited
time, so buy them while you can!
Lucky Gold Cat
Catalog Tips & Hints
Each of your characters in City Folk have their own personal catalog in which they
can buy items from conveniently. They are then shipped to your house within one
day. Tom records every item that you’ve purchased from his shop, along with
everything you’ve sold from him. To view your catalog, just speak with Nook
at his shop.
There are also items that you cannot order from your catalog, even though you have
had these items before. Here is a full list of AC:CF un-orderables.