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SM City Naga Grand Opening

The much awaited SM City Naga which is the 34th supermall branch of SM Prime Holdings, the leading department store chain in the country opens on Labor Day, 01 May 2009 and expects to draw clients not only in Camarines Sur but also from its neighboring provinces of Camarines Norte, Albay, Catanduanes and Sorsogon as well.

I personally witnessed its Grand Opening and despite heavy rains brought by two tropical depressions spotted within the Philippines area of responsibility, I had to brave the bad weather and it didn't stop me to take part in SM's first mall launching in Bicol.

As it coincides on Labor Day, SM City Naga was part of SM Supermalls' National Job Fair in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment. Many applicants lined-up at the mall's atrium to seek employment and be part of the hiring companies.

I got amused and overjoyed when SM City Naga staff showed off their dancing talent and enticed the shoppers during its grand opening. Please take a peep and enjoy watching.

It's surprising to know that with the adverse effects of the global economic crunch that hits the country, large crowd of shoppers still witnessed and took part in the said launching.

Strategically located on a 46,000 square meter property at Brgy. Triangulo along Roxas Avenue (Diversion Road) in Naga City, across the city's central business district, customers will have easy access to the mall as it is situated just across the Naga Transport Exchange consisting of the Naga Integrated Bus Terminal and two jeepney terminals servicing almost all the inter-municipality transportation. The mall is also 400 meters from the city center, very near the national highway and right beside the PNR railway.

The 87,959.38 sq.m. two-story mall has the SM Department Store and the SM Supermarket as its main anchors. It has an exciting retail mix, including SM mainstays like SM Appliance Center, ACE Hardware and Watsons, as well as the best local and international brands in fashion, home furnishings, health and personal care, and electronics. Eating-out options include the SM Food Court, as well as known local and international foods chains, specialty restaurants and well-loved homegrown food outlets. Familiar mall tenants seen in the SM City Naga are Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Goldilocks, Max's, Red Ribbon, KFC, and Pizza Hut to name a few. You may inquire at tel. nos. (054) 472-0330 to 34 for leasing inquiries. Amenities also include four state-of-the-art cinemas with a total seating capacity of 1,400. For customer's convenience, there are 694 covered parking slots in a four-level parking building, 113 open parking spaces, and allotted parking for 253 motorcycles.

"Naga City, an ideal and suitable location for an SM mall, may be considered as the nerve center of the Bicol region. It is home to large business establishments, universities, hotels, and regional government offices. Its tourism industry is highlighted by the presence of the world-class CamSur Watersports Complex, one of the top tourist destinations in the country which played host to the 2008 world wakeboarding championship," Mr. Hans Sy, President of SM Prime Holdings said.

SM City Naga's design team includes Design Associates, mall designer; Manolith Construction Development Corp., general contractor; Jose Siao Ling & Associates, architect and D.A. Abcede & Associates, project manager.

Let's get inside and take a look what SM City Naga has to offer and in store for us.

Ground Floor

Axa Insurance
Bigg's diner
Crown Park Restaurant
Digital Imaging
Encyclopedia Britannica
Evegate Salon
Executive Optical
Flip Flops
Folded & Hung
Gerry's Grill
Ideal Vision
Kiddie Bike Rental
L Times Studio
Let's Face It
Makiyaki Japanese Restaurant
Mang Inasal
Mister Donut
Molino Grill
Pizza Hut
Plains & Prints
Red Ribbon
Reyes Barbeque
SM Department Store
SM Supermarket
  • Fresh Baked
  • Watsons' Pharmacy
The Caramel Bakeshop

2nd Floor
Ace Hardware
Aim Reach Travel & Tours
Aspe Crown Jewel
Basilica The Big Shop
Bean Bag Coffee
Bicolandia Republic
cd-r King
Circuit City
Com Works
Davids for Rever
Derm Care
Enjoy Realty
Food Court
  • 1st Colonial Grill
  • Aling Lucing Sisig
  • Ching Kit
  • Corn King (*)
  • Fontana's Senor Porky
  • Fruitas (*)
  • Geewan
  • Guby's Chicharon Espesyal (*)
  • Iceblink
  • Oi Hongkong Style Noodle
  • Potato Corner (*)
  • Snowpy Ice Cream (*)
  • Weiner Weiner
  • Western Plate
  • Zagu (*)
* kiosk

Fresh Up Hands & Feet Salon
Fruit Box
Games & Gadgets
Genevieve Gozum
Gold n' Diamond
Graphic Works
Great Image
iTech Solution
J & B Sunrise Optical
J Emmanuel Pastries
M.H. Burton Watch Service Center
M. Lhuillier Jewelle
Mitsubishi Digital
Muzic Mart
Naga Optical
National Bookstore
Oro Derma Facial Spa
P. Aldana Cellphones
PC Chain
Prima Donna
Silicon Valley
Silver Works
SM Appliance Center
SM Business Center
SM Cinemas 1 to 4
Sports House
Sun Cellular Shop
Time Depot
Watch Central
World of Fun

SM City Naga really got it all for us Bicolanos. Indeed!

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