CU — Buam-dong Branch [CU 부암럭키점]

My Liberation Notes (2022); The Sound of Magic (2022); Love Alarm (2019); To. Jenny (2018)

This is where Yeom Chang-hee (Lee Min-ki) works in My Liberation Notes/My Liberation Diary (나의 해방일지/나의 解放日誌) (JTBC, 2022) — as seen, for instance, in episode 15.

Yoon A-yi (Choi Sung-eun) works part-time at this store (appearing as ‘Nice ON’) as seen in episode 1 of The Sound of Magic (Annarasumanara/안나라수마나라) (Netflix, 2022).

This convenience store is run by Kim Jo-jo’s aunt and where Jo-jo (Kim So-Hyun) works here part-time in Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019) — as seen in episode 1. She also lives in the rooftop apartment on top of this shop, together with her aunt.

This is the convenience store where Park Jeong-min (Kim Seung-cheol) works as a part-time employee in To.Jenny (투제니) (KBS2, 2018).

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CU — Buam-dong Branch [CU 부암럭키점] is a branch of South Korean convenience store chain CU [씨유] operated by BGF Retail, which was launched in 2012 after their FamilyMart franchise license in South Korea had expired.

This branch, opened in 2017, — whose name translates as ‘CU Buam Lucky Branch’ — is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Buam [Buam-dong /부암동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구].

15 Baekseokdong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 백석동길 15
(부암동 237-8)
Geolocation: 37.5933866, 126.9657495

Getting here
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3

➜ Walk about 270m to the Gyeongbokgung station bus stop [경복궁역 정류장 — no. 01116]
➜ Take buses 7212, 1021 and 7022 for 6 stops to ‘Buam-dong Community Center’ [부암동주민센터.무계원 — no. 01139]
➜ Head down Changuimun-ro [창의문로] and turn left into Baekseokdong-gil (백석동길)
➜ The road will split at one point; walk towards the left side of the street and head down it
➜ Keep on walking straight; the CU will appear on your left hand side.

— submitted by Chelle with directions by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 30/05/2022
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, August 2019
Love Alarm added by Marion KDL
The Sound of Magic added by Joseph Brenner

2 reviews

  1. sound of Magic

    This location is also used in “The Sound of Magic” episode 01, with the signage changed from “CU” to “Nice ON”.

    1. Many thanks for this nice addition!

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