Twitch streamer and former convenience store worker HAchubby is now the proud owner of her very own mart.
HAchubby — who has never revealed her real name — celebrated the grand opening of HAchuMart, located in Busan, South Korea, during a Jan. 6 ribbon-cutting ceremony with her family.
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“God bless HAchubby and this mart and her fans,” HAchubby’s uncle said. “Thank you God.”
Throughout the day, friends of the streamer dropped by HAchuMart to offer their congratulations.
A full livestream of the grand opening can be found here.
By opening HAchuMart, HAchubby has come full circle. She initially became popular by streaming her day-to-day life as a convenience store worker. Viewers grew fond of her efforts to navigate the English-speaking side of Twitch, hilarious interviews and musical talent.
In many ways, HAchuMart was a long time coming. The streamer secured a license to open the store in Nov. 2020. After the grand opening on Jan. 6, 2021, HAchubby gave a heartfelt speech to her audience on stream about how far she’s come along in the past two years. She closed by encouraging her viewers to follow their dreams and told them “you can [sic] everything.”
HAchubby began her streaming career as a part-time convenience store worker and became one of the most prominent Korean-language streamers on Twitch. Now after solidifying herself as a mainstay on Twitch, she’s going back to working at a small business, but this time as her own boss.
HAchuMart, like any other Korean convenience store, carries a range of everyday items such as instant ramyeon, microwavable rice, soup and soft drinks. But it also carries some special items — fans who visit the store can also purchase her merch.
Opening a new business during the pandemic is a risky move, but for HAchubby, it’s a dream long realized.
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