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SM Entertainment to build an 'SMTOWN Museum' in LA's Koreatown

August 7, 2013 @ 2:50 am
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SM Entertainment will spread the Hallyu wave by building an 'SMTOWN Museum' (working title) in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles!


The agency has long been in discussion about starting a place for locals of the States to experience K-pop first hand and previously had their eyes set on establishing the center in Hollywood, but decided to make its start in Koreatown, LA where many people already have an interest in K-pop. SM Entertainment's U.S. branch, SM Entertainment USA, has purchased a building on Oxford Ave. where the 'SMTOWN Museum' will likely be located.


SME stated, "The start of the 'SMTOWN Museum and Entertainment Space' in LA's Koreatown in the United States is the first step to opening the Hallyu wave's new future. 'SMTOWN Museum' will be a landmark where you can directly experience the various, excellent Hallyu content in the States, and it will further contribute to the spreading of the Hallyu wave. We also plan to showcase SM's new content through holograms and more."


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jeanie09
· Posted May 23, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

Um.. gotta turn the car now. I just freaking passed by the place!!!! ERMAGASH.

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burpburphahahaha
· Posted September 11, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

Amazing!!! I will definitely go and visit.

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justforfunsies
· Posted September 8, 2013 @ 2:55 am

Woot woot!

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nativekpopper
· Posted August 9, 2013 @ 2:09 am

Yay! (: Roadtrip, finally a place where kpoppers can interact with other kpoppers without freaking them out with our random kpop fangirling -.- lol

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BlingBlingDiana
· Posted August 9, 2013 @ 1:42 am

OMG That's like a permanent SM ART Exhibition 

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bernices
· Posted August 8, 2013 @ 6:44 am

inside will be super junior shrine, exo used clothes, Sooyoung's food wrappers and all HAHA 

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mweew
· Posted August 8, 2013 @ 5:47 am

hmm not sure if this would work out well

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rodriguez2pm
· Posted August 8, 2013 @ 12:50 am

I can already imagine the over price tickets. just to see things we can find online. cause that's all SM is about making money! Hmmmm.

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lindaa007
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

So far yet so far.lol

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pinkprincess8
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

omg, now im curious what the building looks like......................

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x3dbsksarang
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

...is this really necessary? how about using that money to give your artists better music and mvs instead -___-

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chickenboi8008
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

Yaaaay only a 20 min drive for me :D

Everyone come move to California XD

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mdo7
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

Are they going to make a SMTown mueseum in other K-town or any area with heavily concentrated of Asian.  There are other K-town in US too, what about those:

-Oakland-San Fran, CA

-Annadale, Va (I don't live far, I can drive there if they make a SMTown Museum in Annadale)

-Aurora, CO

-Atlanta, GA

-Palisades Park and Fort Lee, NJ

-Manhatten and Long Island, NY

-Chicago, IL

-Dallas, TX

-Toronto, Canada


What about Europe, SM?  Your artists has a lot of fans in UK, France, Germany.  Are you going to make a museum for your British and French fans?

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megaflash2
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

wish they made one in Washington DC or at least a kpop store

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kawaii_tomii
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

Yay! 2 hours driving (San Diego to LA♥) I love living in Cali♥

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STruancy
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

I know a lot of people are unhappy about "everything being in California," but from a business perspective, it's more commercially viable to start up ventures there than say in the Mid-west (absolutely nothing wrong with that area!) where there aren't potentially as many K-Pop fans. But hey, who knows how well it will do, and if they are successful, perhaps they'll start expanding east, the inward. Only time will tell.

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Superaplus
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

This is gonna be awesome!

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ilurvrice
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

Le sigh, I envy Cali. I know they have one of the largest Korean populations in the US, but not all kpop fans are Korean...SHARE THE LOVEEE.

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destati13
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

Oh California, so close yet so far... ><''

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MusicAllDay
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

I want a museum in my area too