Toronto confused and upset after BT21 pop-up closes for a week
The BT21 pop-up store at Scarborough Town Centre is already closed just two days after opening, and The Army is not happy.
CLOSING THE SHOP ARE YOU FOR REAL?— 𝔇𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔞 🥀| GA📌 (@DhannaLovesTae) December 2, 2018
Since opening to a massive crowds early Friday morning, the store selling merchandise from the collaboration between K-pop boy band BTS and Line Friends has seen thousands of mega fans—a.k.a. The Army—lining up to get inside.
THANK YOU for supporting @BT21_’s first ever pop-up shop in #Toronto!— Universal Music CA (@umusic) December 2, 2018
Due to overwhelming support we will be closing the shop but we will open again next weekend with MORE CUSHIONS. Make sure to come by!#BT21 #BT21Toronto pic.twitter.com/ERyETcYP8G
Apparently, the force was too strong, as the pop-up unexpectedly announced last night that they would closed until next weekend.
"Due to overwhelming support we will be closing the shop but we will open again next weekend with MORE CUSHIONS. Make sure to come by!" said a tweet from Universal Music.
WAIT Is literally everything sold out oMG— Michelle saw BTS 092218 (@SupMerWhoLocker) December 2, 2018
A bunch of people who didn't get the memo showed up at the store to buy VAN plush dolls and CHIMMY pillows today, only to find it eerily desolate.
Oh my god preach. if I didnt see this, I would've been going all the way to scarborough at 6am...— seh (@hwobii) December 2, 2018
It's not very clear whether the store will be re-opening at its same location at STC, or if they're headed elsewhere (Alexa: play Let Me Know by BTS). What is known is the Army is not pleased.
i’m literally devastated i came all the way from ottawa for nothing this should’ve been better organized. y’all really did us dirty— celina (@jungooqt) December 2, 2018
Now, people are demanding that the store re-open somewhere closer to the downtown core (like Yonge and Dundas, maybe) which might be easier for out-of-towners, who evidently made the long trek to check out the store.
give us the permanent store, cowards pic.twitter.com/59WuFEd4nS— The Real Kim Seokjin (@NoodlesOdyssey) December 2, 2018
Others are saying Toronto should just have its own permanent location.
Bruh hot topic is releasing literally majority of bt21's most popular products for a cheaper price for some of the items and its official and year round unlike the bt21 pop up shop in toronto which only lasts a week- i think the emos might of did sumn.... pic.twitter.com/bHNojKvkpt— Lami (@BTSXLAMI) November 28, 2018
When the pop-up first opened Friday, people also noted that the stock was a slim pickin's considering much of the merch is already available at Hot Topic.
YALL COULDN'T LAST MORE THAN 2 DAYS?!!! YALL UNDERESTIMATED #CANADIANARMY— JIN (@anni_bts96) December 2, 2018
It seems they underestimated the dedication of the Toronto Army.
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