Summer vacation may be over, but we can all agree that nothing says family fun like a giant coffee facility.
South Korea’s Gangwon Province and specialty coffee brand Tom N Toms have reached a deal to begin development of a nearly $100 million (USD) coffee-themed resort park and production headquarters.
According to numerous local sources, including Sport Features Communications and Korea Bizwire, the resort, coffee museum and production facility will fit within a 64-acre site in the Southern Chuncheon industrial complex. Chuncheon has been experiencing rapid growth since the International Olympic Committee announced that nearby PyeongChang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. The coffee theme park and resort will be joined in the complex by a forthcoming Legoland museum sometime in 2017.
Gangwon Province announced that the deal with Tom N Toms will bring provide jobs for some 1,000 coffee industry employees, while 11 other industrial and retail companies are expected to join the resort park, which in addition to serving as a major roasting, packaging and distribution facility is being designed as an “environmentally friendly, family theme park.”
Tom N Toms has more than 400 retail locations in South Korea, with other shops in Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand and Los Angeles.