SM’s SMTOWN@COEXArtium Shut Down For Weekend, Possibly Due To Cockroaches
SM Entertainment‘s popular tourist attraction SMTOWN@coexartium has been shut down for the weekend (May 8-9).
On May 8, SM Entertainment announced the temporary closure of the building, but did not explain any specifics.
SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium임시 휴점 안내
SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium이 긴급 내부 점검으로 5월 8일(금)~9일(토) 양일 간 임시 휴점을 진행하게 되었습니다. 일정 확인하시어 이용 불편 없으시길 바랍니다.
✔휴점기간 : 2020. 5. 8 (FRI) ~ 5. 9 (SAT)
✔휴점 진행 매장 : SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium pic.twitter.com/ayRwipIdGg
— SMTOWN &STORE (@SMTOWNandSTORE) May 8, 2020
SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium temporary closure notice.
SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium will be closed on May 8 and 9 due to an emergency internal inspection. Please confirm the date so there are no inconveniences.
— SM Entertainment
SMTOWN Museum also posted the same notice.
[임시 휴점 안내]
SMTOWN@coexartium은 긴급 내부 점검으로
5월 8일~9일(금~토) 임시휴점을 진행합니다.
고객님의 많은 양해 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다.
–#SMTOWN #SMTOWNcoexartium pic.twitter.com/ZneYuT9pQV
— SMTOWN MUSEUM (@smtownmuseum) May 8, 2020
While SM Entertainment did not provide the reason, eagle-eyed netizens were able to spot the potential cause of the problem. At around 3:47 of NCT 127’s video of themselves reacting to NCT Dream’s “RIDIN” music video, what appears to be a cockroach can be seen crawling on the floor by Yuta’s feet.
SM Entertainment has not provided an updated statement.