Ali Mall

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Ali Mall
Ali Mall.jpg
Location Araneta Center, Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Opening date 1976
2009 (renovation)
Developer Araneta Properties
No. of stores and services 100 shops & restaurants
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 64,500 square metres (694,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 4

Ali Mall is the first major shopping mall in the Philippines. It is located at Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City beside SM Cubao. The mall was named in honor of boxer Muhammad Ali, and was built in 1976, making it one of the oldest malls in the country.[1][2][3] Recently, they relaunched the new Cinemas and Food Court.

History[edit]

Construction on the mall began in 1975 after Muhammad Ali's boxing victory against Joe Frazier in Araneta Coliseum, dubbed "Thrilla in Manila".[3] At the time there were no malls in the entire country, so Ali addressed a speech to the Philippines to build a shopping mall near the Araneta Center in honor of his victory, a shopping mall with a floor area of 62,000 sq.m.[1][4] In the 1980s, the mall has been undergoing expansions and renovations since its construction. In 2009, an expansion to Ali Mall was opened.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Imray, Gerald (4 June 2016). "Kinshasa, Manila and beyond, Ali enraptured fans everywhere". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ali's death rekindles memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'". 4 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Santiago, Andrea. "Philippine businesses of yesteryears". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ali Mall: First Ever Shopping Mall Makes A Comeback". Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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