Here’s a graphic from the Korea Times detailing the Avengers 2 (Avengers: Age of Ultron) shooting schedule for Seoul. Filming will run March 30 to April 14 and Disney is tight lipped on which stars might be present. As part of a deal with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism the movie studio will be refunded up to 30% of their spending costs. Filming will also take place in Johannesburg, Aosta Valley, London, and Burbank, CA. Continue reading →
Starbucks Reserve, the chain’s premium cafe, is set to enter the Korean market. A branch will open in (Seoul) Gangnam District’s trendy Apgujeong neighborhood. A coffee explosion has taken place over the last 5 years and chains are exploring ways to differentiate themselves. Single-origin coffee beans and drip-coffee are the new specialties.
Other chains, such as Tom N Toms and Hollys Coffee, are following suit with single-origin coffee beans and boutique type cafes. Cafes provides an excellent social experience and that may be the key to what makes them so popular here.