Learn More About K-Pop Shops in South Korea Owned By Entertainment Agencies!
Basically, entertainment agencies in South Korea are famously known as companies that produce a lot of multi-talented artists, and they also grow them up to become the biggest artists in the entertainment industry. There’s a lot of entertainment agencies such as SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and many more. But, do you know that the entertainment agencies also own K-Pop shops? In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with the details, so stay tuned and keep scrolling down.
K-Pop shops owned by entertainment agencies come in various types and kinds. Some of them are kind of coffee shops, cafés, convenience stores, restaurants, and many more. And obviously, all of them have their own characteristics which attract people to go by and visit them. Well, if you want to know more about the entertainment agencies’ K-Pop shops, here is a list of some K-Pop shops owned by popular entertainment agencies.
SM Entertainment: SUM Market
First of all, there’s SM Entertainment and their shop called SUM Market. SUM Market also has an alternative name, ‘SM Convenience Store’. SUM Market was famously known as the offline store, it is located on 06084 648 Samsung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. And it was opened in 2016. If you want to go there, you can use a subway in Cheongdam Station for subway line 7, then you can continue to exit from Gate 6 to arrive at SUM Market.
SUM Market offers various services; you can visit the convenience store and also the café. In the convenience store, you can find a lot of common things such as snacks and a lot of drinks with SM Entertainment’s artists’ labels on them. For example, you can buy Super Junior Potato Chips, EXO almonds, SNSD beer, TVXQ Potato Chips, and many more at affordable prices. Not only that, but in the SUM Market people are also able to buy the official merchandise such as keychains, music albums, posters, phone cases, and a lot more from SM Entertainment’s artists at various prices.
Next one, there’s also the Celebrity SUM Café, another part of SUM Market. In SUM Café, people can find a lot of exclusive foods and drinks which can’t be found at another store. SUM Café is decorated with pink, brown, and khaki colors and has a cozy atmosphere as well. People can buy desserts, beverages, and other foods with SM Entertainment’s idols’ decorations on it, and also one can order a limited menu such as EXO Toffee Nut Latte.
In the SUM Café, there’s also a photo spot where SUM Café is providing a lot of merchandise display from SM Entertainment’s artists. We can see a lot of lightsticks displayed from all of the fandoms, the same suit which is also used by Super Junior in their “Black Suit” music video, and there’s a Library where visitors can learn about the development of SM Entertainment throughout the years.
SM Entertainment’s fans are very excited to visit the SUM Market or the Celebrity SUM Café, since they know that they have a chance to meet their idols there. According to some sources, it has been reported that some SM Entertainment artists are visiting the café from time to time, such as EXO’s Chanyeol, Super Junior’s Donghae and Siwon, SHINee’s Key, and many more. And for your information, SUM Market is opening at 9 AM and closes at 10 PM local time.
Cube Entertainment: 20 Space Café
Next stop, there’s 20 Space Café owned by Cube Entertainment. It also has another name, 20 Space Mint Universe. Basically, it is a café that also sells various kinds of food and beverages. They also provide a comfy and cozy atmosphere, with brick and brown decorations. The café is opened since back in 2016, and it is an offline store.
Actually, 20 Space Café is kind of a rebranding of the Cube Café. At first, it was called Cube Café, but eventually, when they decided to move the place, they also decided to change their name into 20 Space Café with a new concept which is more amazing than before.
Not only that, but 20 Space Café also provides a special spot where people can take a look at Cube Entertainment artists’ goodies from all the fandoms, such as magazines, the artists’ signatures, and a lot more. People also go there to try some of their coffees, teas, and pastries. All of them taste good and it has been proved by the customers who have already visited the place.
The 20 Space Café is located in Seongsu 2(i)-ga 3 (sam)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. And if you want to go there, you can take a subway and get off at Seongsu Station, then you can exit from Exit 1 of Seongsu Station, and continue the trip by foot and walk straight for 2 minutes until you find the Cube Entertainment building on the right side. And also, the 20 Space Café is open from 10 AM to 10 PM local time.
JYP Entertainment: Soul Cup Café
Next, there’s JYP Entertainment and their K-Pop sho – Soul Cup Café. If you take a look at the picture above, you can see such a cute and big red teacup next to the café entrance, right? That’s the Soul Cup Café owned by JYP Entertainment. Basically, it is a kind of cozy and chill café where they are serving food and beverages as well, such as salads, cakes, organic ice cream, and a lot more. It is an offline store. And the most important part, Soul Cup Café is using sustainable materials which are also good for the earth.
Commonly, Soul Cup Café is right for the JYP Entertainment stans, especially those who are in love with 2PM, ITZY, Stray Kids, TWICE, Day6, and the other artists from JYP Entertainment. The café also sells the official merchandise from the artists through the Soul Cup goodies, and moreover, you have a chance to meet JYP Entertainment artists in Soul Cup Café, accidentally. Since they are using healthy and organic materials, all the food and beverages on Soul Cup Café is made with organic ingredients as well. People who love eating healthy would love to come here, especially organic food lovers.
Soul Cup Café is located on 448-13 Seongnae 3 (sam)-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. You can take a train from Olympic Park Station and exit from Exit 4 (lines 5 & 9). And if you’re about to go there, Soul Cup Café is open from Monday to Sunday from 8 AM to 10 PM local time.