SM Prime Set to Debut Its First Shopping Complex in Bataan

This Friday, May 19, 2023, Southeast Asian property titan SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) is all set to launch its inaugural mall in Bataan Province, SM City Bataan. This fresh addition to the landscape, sporting a unique aesthetic and welcoming ambiance, will contribute 46,000 square meters of gross floor area to the Company’s existing mall collection. It will present two floors packed with a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices for the locals.

“Bataan is a cherished location for domestic and international visitors alike, known for its enchanting fusion of historical, natural, and learning attractions. We’re thrilled to inaugurate SM City Bataan in this province, with the intention of enriching its vibrant culture and invigorating economic activities, thereby offering substantial growth prospects, convenience, and leisure to all,” noted Jeffrey Lim, President of SM Prime.

Launching with over 90% of its space leased, SM City Bataan is situated in the heart of Balanga City, the hub of governance, commerce, and tourism in the province. The mall’s design complements Balanga’s blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. Its initial offerings include a Foodcourt, Cyberzone, event center, movie theaters, parking areas, and a transport terminal complex. Its SM Cinema will feature three standard and two private theaters for an immersive viewing experience, while over a thousand parking slots will cater to patrons’ convenience.

SM City Bataan will host an eclectic mix of local and international retail outlets and services, spearheaded by SM group’s favorite brands like The SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM Appliance Center, Uniqlo, Ace Hardware, Watsons, Surplus, Crocs, Pet Express, Miniso, Sports Central, Chinabank, and BDO.

The mall is set to provide distinctive shopping experiences with features like alfresco dining zones, workspace pods, a pet park, bike-friendly amenities, electric car charging station, and other visually appealing spots. These features are aimed at capturing the affection of the local community and offering them a world-class destination filled with products and services that bring joy to their daily lives.

“We anticipate that the province and its inhabitants will experience additional growth opportunities with more infrastructure developments lined up in Bataan. Our aspiration is that SM City Bataan will furnish more incentives for people to relish and reside in this magnificent province,” Mr. Lim further commented.

SM City Bataan marks the 83rd mall of SM Prime in the Philippines. Following its inauguration, SM Prime will own 59 malls in the country’s provincial areas and 24 malls in Metro Manila.

SM Prime continues to uphold its mission of acting as a catalyst for economic advancement, creating innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enhancing the life quality of countless individuals.

Source: SM Prime

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