Common Ground [커먼 그라운드]

The Fabulous (2022); New Normal Zine (2022); Oh My Ladylord (2021); Vincenzo (2021), Like (2019); Love with Flaws (2019-20)

As Chief Editor Song Ro-ji (Hwang Seung-Un) stops for a smoke at the 1F Street Market in episode 5 of New Normal Zine (뉴노멀진) (TVING, 2022), Do Bo-hyun (Jang Eui-Su) reaches over to light his own cigarette with hers; almost like an an indirect kiss.

Han Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki) buys records at a secondhand vinyl stand and has a brief exchange with its owner (Kim Chang-wan) in episode 1 of Oh My Ladylord/Oh! Master (오! 주인님) (MBC, 2021).

Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-bin) and Vincenzo Cassano/Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) discuss their next course of action against Babel Chemicals over hot dogs here in episode 5 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021).

Lee Kang-woo (Ahn Hae-hyeon) prepares a surprise confession at the Market Hall of this venue for Joo Seo-yeon (Oh Yeon-seo) and asks her to meet up here at night, in episode 5 of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20). When she enters the hall, the lights go on, Kang-woo appears and when Seo-yeon asks what all this is about he first answers that he has decided to sponsor her track team with the suits they are standing amongst. Only later he confesses his feelings for her in such a roundabout way that she thinks — still believing he is dating Park Hyun-soo (Heo Jeong-min) — he needs her as a cover for not needing to go on blind dates.

Also seen in episode 4 of The Fabulous (Deo Paebyulleoseu/더 패뷸러스) (Netflix, 2022).

Web Drama filmed here

Cho Ji-hoo (Cho Ji-an) meets Song So-yun (Kim Yu-an) outside this complex in episode 4 of web drama Like (라이크) (Dingo Story, 2019) before heading in to watch a movie.

Variety Show Filmed Here

— Episode 10 of  The Sixth Sense/Six Sense 3 [식스센스3] (tvN, 2022), featuring guests Code Kunst and Nucksal


SISTAR [씨스타]: ‘Shake It’ (feat. MONSTA X 몬스타엑스’s Shownu & Wonho) (2015)

CF filmed here

bibigo x Lakers “이어지다! 손끝으로 진조크루 MV” (2021) feat. Lachica and Jinjo Crew
LG Uplus CF with DPR LIVEU+와 DPR LIVE 가 만나 같은 iPhone 12도 다르게!” (2020)

Performance Filmed Here

— ATEEZ (에이티즈) for the 2021 Changwon K-POP World Festival (2021 창원 케이팝 월드 페스티벌), October 15, 2021

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Common Ground [커먼 그라운드], established on April 10 2015, is coined “the largest container shopping mall in the world”.

A complex comprising 200 shipping containers, it is designed as an “innovative cultural platform” that features mid-size and up-and-coming shops and labels. It is divided into four key areas: Street Market, with around thirty stores catering to young women; Market Hall, which has mainly apparel stores; Terrace Market, which has food and beverage stores; and Market Ground, the outdoor event area.

The mall is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Jayang [Jayang-dong/자양동] in the Gwangjin District [Gwangjin-gu/광진구].

200 Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 광진구 아차산로 200
(광진구 자양동 17-1)
Geolocation: 37.541164,127.066076

Getting here
Konkuk University Station [건대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 7, Exit 6
(3 min. walk)

— submitted by Thom Musni, updated by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 28/01/23
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, January 2020
Oh My Ladylord added by Marion KDL
New Normal Zine added by doomvox

2 reviews

  1. new normal ZinE has some scenes here

    Near the end of episode 5 of “New Normal Zine”, Chief Editor
    Song Ro-Ji (Hwang Seung-Un) and Do Bo-Hyun (Jang Eui-Su) smoke
    at each other here. (You can see the Foot Locker in the background,
    located at the 1F Street Market, Common Ground.)

    1. thanks for this, doomvox! it’s been added to the listing 🙂

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