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"We've got it all for you!"
"The South with a Wing"
|Location||Alabang-Zapote Road, Pilar Village, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Opening date||April 2, 1995|
|Developer||SM Prime Holdings|
|Management||SM Prime Holdings|
|Owner||Henry Sy, Sr.|
|No. of stores and services||more than 450 shops and dining establishments|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||4|
|Website||SM Southmall Official Website|
SM Southmall or SM Southmall Las Piñas is a large entertaiment center and shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall is located along the busy Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila. The mall opened in 1995, and is the first SM Supermall in southern region of Metro Manila, the 5th SM Supermall ever built by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy, Sr. and the 5th largest shopping mall in the Philippines. The mall still remains as the largest shopping mall in the south Metro Manila area in terms of its size which is 200,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft) of land area, a total floor area of 205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft),and a gross built-up area of 189,676.71 sq.m.
After Henry Sy Sr. publicly listed SM Prime Holdings in 1994, the company continued to plan and operate shopping malls throughout the country. Construction of SM Southmall started in early 1994. On April 2, 1995, SM Southmall was opened, the 5th SM Supermall ever built with a floor area of 205,120 sq.m, a land area of 200,000 squre meters, and a gross built-up area of 189,676.71 sq.m.
Being the largest mall in the south metro Manila, SM Southmall has over 450 shops and services available. When entering the mall from its front facade you will first see the low designed ceiling, after a few steps from the main door you will see the center atrium of the mall which is considered to be the heart of the mall. The center atrium hosts the major events like large concerts and presentation events, this part of the mall was once a large indoor fountain. The mall has two atriums one is the center atrium and the other is the south atrium.The mall features anchors, The SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM Cinema, SM Bowling Center, SM Foodcourt, SM Appliance Center, SM Ice Skating Rink, Food Street (Al Fresco cafes and restaurants). It also features anchors like Ace Hardware, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus Shop, IMAX, Watsons, and Baby Company.
SM Southmall is the only mall in the southern metro manila area to have an IMAX theater. The IMAX theater in the mall increased shoppers and cinema fans from the year that it started in the mall last 2010. The IMAX features unique and great 3D experience that watchers would love.
This part of the mall gave birth at the time of the mall's rebirth in the year 2010. This part of the mall stretches from the both corners of the south wing of the mall. Restaurants in this part of the mall are considered to be in the high class section because of the high priced menus and buffet restaurants.
The year 2010 marks the mall's rebirth. The mall began renovations by March. One of its major renovation is the addition of an IMAX Theatre which was opened last July 14, 2011. The Department Store that was located at the heart of the building, occupying the lower and ground floors was relocated at the east wing of the main building, now occupying the ground floor and the second floor of the building. The Department Store's former location is now a wide center hallway that leads to the back portion of the mall. The Supermarket that was formerly located at the rear west wing of the mall now occupies the west wing of the main building, right in front of its sister anchor, the Department Store. The Storyland theme park has been removed and transferred to SM Mall of Asia. The entire back portion of the mall now houses the Food Street; an Al Fresco dining area where some high-end restaurants are located. The Ice Skating Rink at the lower ground floor has been transferred to the 3rd Level (2nd Floor) of the main building, alongside the new Food Court location.
Overall, SM Southmall's renovation focuses on store relocation, interior upgrades, and addition of shops. On November 2012, the renovation of SM Southmall is 100% complete. SM Southmall still continues to add more upgrades through the years like the SM Bowling Center which was opened last May 15, 2013.
Underground level parking lot renovation
The underground level parking lots was renovated and reopened in 2010. It was relocated from the left side of the south wing to its right side and the number of parking lots increased as of 2010 together with the malls rebirth. This level of the parking lots is an alternative parking for customers of the mall who owns vehicles.
- Ace Hardware
- Toy Kingdom
- SM Appliance Center
- Our Home
- Surplus Shop
- Baby Company
- Food Street (Al Fresco Cafes & Restaurants)
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