Katipunan residents are feeling nostalgic over the loss of Shoppersville
We'll miss their chocolate cake.
(SPOT.ph) Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City was on a gridlock on Thursday morning, July 14 after a fire hit the decades-old Shoppersville Supermarket along the southbound lane in front of Miriam College. The fire started at around 5 a.m. and reached fifth alarm two hours later.
It was declared under control by 10 a.m. The public has been advised to brace for heavy traffic because of the incident.
ADVISORY: Due to fire incident at Katipunan Miriam/Shoppersville SB, zipper lane open today at Katipunan NB. #mmda— Official MMDA (@MMDA) July 14, 2016
Shoppersville, both its supermarket and bakeshop, has been around since the 1970s. Those who grew up in the area call it the supermarket of their childhood. Students who went to nearby schools, such as Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, and University of the Philippines consider Shoppersville as their go-to place to satisfy every chocolate cake craving. It was there even before SM and Rustan's opened along Katipunan Avenue.
With about four decade of memories gone, posts about Shoppersville trended on Twitter as people shared childhood flashbacks of the supermarket.
Mom calls to inform me abt the fire razing the Shoppersville building in Katip "Nakakalungkot. Dun tayo naggrocery since u were in grade 3"— Mica de Guzman (@micaaadeguzman) July 14, 2016
Mother and daughter grieve
Shoppersville. I was just there yesterday. Sayang mga bilihan. Bye childhood supermarket.— Ia Lapid (@IaLapid) July 14, 2016
When all you can say is goodbye
Bes ansakit nasunog Shoppersville saan na ako bibili ng bacon and cheese croissant— Sette (@rossettetugade) July 14, 2016
When losing Shoppersville gives you so much pain
: Shoppersville always had the best sales crew. Para talagang community store. Kapag pumasok ka, they'd instantly make you feel welcome.— SATAN PUNONGBAYAN (@Watdahel_Marcel) July 14, 2016
It's almost like home.
grade school palang ako favorite place ko na yang shoppersville ????— Ice cream (@Joyimperialhipe) July 14, 2016
Part of your uhugin self way back when
Shoppersville ???? ang laking part mo ng college life ko...— Jandel Plurad ??? (@moveslikejandel) July 14, 2016
All those sleepless nights and chocolate cakes
Yung feeling na part na rin ng life mo yung Shoppersville. Wuw. Reminiscing my Katipunan days. Katip kid represent. Huhu haha— peter khallil ferrer (@peterkhallil) July 14, 2016
It's like losing a boyfriend or girlfriend.
I remember Shoppersville in the mid 70s as a brick building before its expansion in the latter years https://t.co/KGpA3foMeq— Noemi L. Dado (@momblogger) July 14, 2016
It's hard to see it razed to the ground.
Some of the people who worked at Shoppersville have been there for like 10+ years. It's going to be real hard for them to get new work— Ela (@PAMsnakes) July 14, 2016
Loyal just like their customers
Once upon a time, when there was no Katipunan flyover, no Katipunan traffic, & Katipunan was not known as Katip...— Team AMDG (@TeamAMDG) July 14, 2016
there was Shoppersville.
It's the end of an era.
Main photo from CNN Philippines