By James A. Loyola
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property companies in Southeast Asia, is opening its second mall in the Province of Pangasinan, SM City Urdaneta Central, today, Friday.
This new lifestyle destination at the heart of the province will have 42,000 square meters (sqm) of gross floor area (GFA) with anchor tenants such as The SM Store, SM Supermarket, Watsons, Ace Hardware, SM Appliance Center, Our Home, Surplus, Miniso, Sports Central, and SM Cyberzone.
“We are excited to be a part of Pangasinan’s growing economy. As Pangasinan is at the heartland of the Philippines and the gateway to Northern Luzon, SM is a committed partner in further building on this strategic and dynamic province through SM City Urdaneta Central,” SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim said.
He added that, “this new mall complements the existing offerings of SM City Rosales, which is our first mall in Pangasinan.”
SM City Urdaneta Central is strategically located beside the densely populated subdivisions of the city, and along MacArthur Highway – a main thoroughfare en route to top tourist destinations in the northern part of the Philippines.
The mall will open with 84 percent of space lease-awarded, with two floors bringing in new levels of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences to the hundred-thousand population of the city and to the millions of tourists passing through the province.
Locals and tourists can also enjoy the convenience of its 706 parking slots located at the basement and open grounds.
SM Prime is set to open five malls in key cities in the provinces this year. The company has already opened SM Center Imus in Cavite last February 16, and is scheduled to open SM City Telabastagan in Pampanga, SM City Legazpi in Albay and SM Center Ormoc in Leyte.
The firm remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovativeand sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people.