Alabang Town Center

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Alabang Town Center
Alabang Town Center logo
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Alabang Town Center in September 2018
LocationAlabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines
AddressCommerce Avenue, Madrigal Avenue corner Alabang-Zapote Road, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
Opening date1982
DeveloperAyala Land Inc.
ManagementAyala Malls
OwnerAyala Malls
Total retail floor area48,000 square metres (520,000 sq ft)
No. of floors
  • Old Building: 2
  • New Building: 4 (G/UG/2/3)
  • Corte de las Palmas: 3 (incl. Service Town in LG)
  • Metro Gaisano: 5 (incl. Basement)
Public transit accessMainline rail interchange  PNR  Alabang
WebsiteAlabang Town Center

Alabang Town Center (also known colloquially as Town and abbreviated as ATC) is a shopping lifestyle center located south of Metro Manila, located next to gated residential communities and bustling business developments.[1] It is owned by Ayala Malls and is considered as one of the oldest shopping malls owned and operated by Ayala Malls since it opened in 1982.[2]

It has a total 48000 m² of retail space and has a number of high-end retail stores including Rustan’s Department Store and a number of high-end brands, including Marks & Spencer and The Gap.[3] Another major tenant of the mall is the passport office of the Department of Foreign Affairs located on the fourth level of the Metro Department Store which opened in August 2013.[4] Alabang Town Center caters to the retail needs of citizens living in southern Metro Manila, particularly those from Las Piñas, Parañaque, and Muntinlupa.

History[edit]

Alabang Town Center opened in 1982 as a strip mall with a supermarket and two cinemas that had the St. Jerome Emiliani and Sta. Susana Parish Church, which was built in the 1970s, as its anchor tenant. The mall was expanded in 1994 and 2007 and became a cosmopolitan Mediterranean-designed, airy lifestyle center.[5] In February 2011, expansion of Alabang center was underway incorporating Metro, which is known for its comfortable and friendly retail outlets all over the country. The four-level Metro replaced the open parking lot near McDonald’s housing a department store, a grocery store, and basement parking. Construction commenced last October 20 and the Metro opened in 2012. A new wing linking the Metro became operational late 2011 in which 70 new stores were opened.

In 2012, there was an expansion and a new wing known as the lifestyle strip saw many restaurants, stores, and shops added. The same year, restaurants outside at the Corte de las Palmas, such as Chili's, Jamba Juice and Krispy Kreme were opened.[6]

The Metro supermarket opened on August 11, 2012, while their department store opened on August 18, 2012. Parking was also opened to Metro and ATC customers.

In 2016, there are further plans for redevelopment which will include a new Lifestyle Centre.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ayala Malls 360". www.ayalamalls.com.ph. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  2. ^ "Alabang Town Center | philBP.com". philbp.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  3. ^ Lara, Tanya T. (May 9, 2009). "Coming home to Alabang Town Center". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  4. ^ Esmaquel, Paterno II (8 January 2014). "For passport needs, DFA opens Alabang office". Rappler. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Alabang Town Center renovations ongoing". Alabang Bulletin. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  6. ^ "Makati Development Corporation". www.mdc.com.ph. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  7. ^ "Benoy's Portfolio Expands in the Philippines | News". www.benoy.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.

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Coordinates: 14°25′25″N 121°01′47″E / 14.42361°N 121.02972°E / 14.42361; 121.02972