Common Room’s Katipunan branch closes down

Common Room’s Katipunan branch closes down
The first branch of the local crafts hub located in Katipunan closes its doors on its 5th year anniversary

Common Room PH, a retail hub showcasing handmade crafts by local makers, artists, and designers, announced on Friday, July 31 that their Katipunan branch will be shutting its doors permanently on its 5th year anniversary.

“It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Common Room’s first home in Katipunan,” Common Room wrote on Facebook.

“We sincerely believe, though, that the best way to celebrate its anniversary is to ensure that the community survives this pandemic, even if it meant saying goodbye to the home that paved the way for our other homes,” they added.

“This store will always have a special place in our hearts. Its opening made our community possible and its closing ensured our community continues to exist.”

Common Room’s Katipunan branch was frequented by students from nearby universities looking for art supplies, artisanal crafts, stickers, trinkets, artworks, jewelry, and other handmade gifts.

Common Room’s remaining branches can be found in Alabang Town Center, Powerplant Mall, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. –