By James A. Loyola
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, is opening its newest mall, SM City Legazpi in Albay, on September 14.
Seen to be the Bicol Region’s newest lifestyle destination, SM City Legazpi spans to almost 88,000 square meters (sqm) of gross floor area (GFA).
“SM Prime joins the City of Legazpi in bringing fun and adventure to the picturesque province of Albay with the opening of SM City Legazpi,” SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim said in a statement.
He added that, “to date, this is the company’s biggest mall in the Bicol Region. Together with SM City Naga in Camarines Sur, this new lifestyle destination in Bicolandia will elevate the malling experience of both the locals and tourists with offerings from top local and global brands.”
SM City Legazpi, which will open with 85 percent of space lease-awarded, has three levels of shopping, dining and entertainment concepts led by The SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Watsons, Surplus, Sports Central, Bata Shoes, Miniso, The Body Shop, Uniqlo and Banco de Oro.
The mall will have a vast glass-walled SM Food Hall that overlooks Mayon Volcano, and will also have an SM Cyberzone and six SM Cinemas.
Located along Imelda Roces Avenue (formerly known as Tahao Road), the mall offers convenience to its shoppers through its customer-centric facilities such as Breastfeeding Station, PWD-access ramps, customer service hub and an ample 922-slot carpark.
SM Prime has opened three new malls in the first half of 2018 – SM Center Imus in Cavite, SM City Urdaneta Central in Pangasinan and SM City Telabastagan in Pampanga.
The Company is scheduled to open SM Center Ormoc in Leyte in the last quarter of the year.
SM Prime remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people.