TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Thousands of people flocked the much-awaited opening of the newest mall in Cagayan on Thursday, October 12.
A reliable source from SM administration said the foot traffic, or the number of people who went inside the mall, of the opening of the SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown (SMTD) was 31,230 as of 6 pm.
SM Prime Holdings’ Non Executive Director Herbert Sy, Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano, Vice Mayor Benben De Guzman, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba, and Tuguegarao Archbishop Sergio Utleg led the ribbon-cutting ceremony and coin throwing at 9 am.
Celebrity host Robi Domingo joined the officials in the ribbon cutting of SM Hypermarket. Separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies for SM Appliance, Surplus, Simply Shoes, Golden Press, fastfood chains and restaurants, beauty and fashion stores, and other stores.
The mall doors were ceremonially opened around 9:30 as Afi Festival dancers swayed with SM’s official theme song to welcome mall goers.
On Saturday, October 14, celebrity wins Perkins brothers is coming for a meet and greet.
SMTD is SM Prime Holding’s 65th mall and the first in the province of Cagayan. It is the second SM mall in Cagayan Valley region, next to SM City Cauayan.
SM Hypermarket is the mall’s major anchor along with other SM mainstays: SM Appliance Center, Simply Shoes, Watsons, Miniso, ACE Hardware, Surplus, World Balance and BDO.
Dining options include international and national food chains and specialty restuarants as well as well as homegrown restuarants like Billy Jack’s Pansit Batil, Patung,Baker’s Percent, and Cup of Faith, SC Sugar Cane Juice, Ice Kingdom, Frutos, and Jio’s Juice Bar.
The mall also has fashion boutiques, specialty stores, wellness and services, and amusement centers. It also has an IT Zone for Tuguegarao techies.