Lopez-led ABS-CBN Corp. announced the permanent closure of its experience and retail businesses effective Monday (August 31), an offshoot of the denial of the network’s application for renewal of its franchise.
Closing their doors forever are Studio Tours, ABS-CBN Store, Hado Pilipinas, Heroes Burger and ABS-CBN Studio Experience.
Studio Tours, an in-demand service inside the ABS-CBN compound since 1997, is permanently shutting down its operations which welcomed local and foreign audiences and conducted educational tours.
The ABS-CBN Studio Experience, the country’s pioneer studio city located in TriNoma, closes down after two years of housing physical attractions and digital innovations. The indoor theme park allowed thousands of Filipino families to experience various ABS-CBN shows via the It’s Showtime Directors’ Booth, Pinoy Big Brother: Breakout, Minute To Win It: The Experience, The Voice: Open Mic, and the Kapamilya Theater attractions.
The organic chargrilled burger joint Heroes Burger was formed in 2018.