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  • Center for the Performing Arts opens 900-seat dining space

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    Seoul City has opened a dining space, which seats around 900, called the “Gwanghwamun Artee,” in the basement of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Gwanghwamun Artee will provide a dining and resting convenient option for citizens and travelers from abroad.

    The name “Artee,” which was chosen in a public contest, means “old and good friends.” Gwanghwamun Artee houses a 228-seat Italian restaurant, a 100-seat traditional Korean restaurant, a 132-seat Chinese restaurant, and a 228-seat food court along with a 70-seat Bakery Café, a 64-seat “Myeongdong Kalguksu” (noodle soup), a 36-seat “Misoya,” a 44-seat “Menmusha,” and an ice cream store. Seoul City plans to run Gwanghwamun Artee not as an ordinary dining space but as an urban cultural complex by developing diverse programs that link it with nearby cultural and arts facilities.

    The glass-made main hall located at the center of the food court commands a bird’s eye view of the exhibition featuring Admiral Yi Sun-shin that is being staged just below in the second basement of the building. It is also connected with an art gallery, allowing customers to enjoy not just food but also exhibitions. Until Feb. 28, Seoul City will offer up to a 20-percent discount for those who bring tickets that prove that they have attended performances or art exhibitions. It is also planning other diverse discount events. More detailed information is available on the website of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (www.sejongac.or.kr).