Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu Terraces
|Address||Cebu Business Park, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City|
|Opening date||November 1994|
|No. of stores and services||680|
|Total retail floor area||240,688 square metres (2,590,740 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||5|
Ayala Center Cebu is a large shopping mall at the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. It was opened in 1994, and is owned by Ayala Malls. For 15 years, It was the only Ayala Mall to bear the word Ayala in the name until Ayala Malls Solenad opened in 2009.
On an average day, more than 85,000 people visit Ayala Center Cebu, with the figure increasing to 135,000 on weekends. It is the centerpiece of the Cebu Business Park Complex.
On October 30, 2008, Ayala Center Cebu opened "The Terraces", a ₱600-million project which converted the mall's lagoon area into a food and beverage mall extension.
The mall had also added over 200 stores in its four-level retail expansion plus a condominium called the Park Point Residences. Forty of the 200 outlets opened on December 11, 2013 during the unveiling of the expansion. The ₱2.9 billion expansion completes the retail master plan of Ayala Center, with an additional 36,500 square meters of gross leasable area.
In 2015, a new corporate center called The Ayala Center Cebu Tower Was Built. It will accommodate BPO Offices and fashion store H&M.
In 2016, another condominium in the complex, named The Alcoves, will be built at the original main entrance of the mall. A three-level expansion of the South entrance serves as the podium of the building.
- Finalist, Best Shopping Center of the Year (Philippine Retailer's Association and Department of Trade and Industry, 2002)
Cinema 5 ceiling collapse
On June 15, 2015, the ceiling at the Cinema 5 next to the mall collapsed at around 8:50pm, during a launching event of a BPO company. A piping problem in the cinema's sprinkler system had caused the collapse. It is also believed that an earthquake that struck the area last March had caused the piping problem. Nine people were reported wounded.
Metro Department Store fire
On January 5, 2018, the third floor of the Metro store at the mall was engulfed in smoke as fire broke out from the store's toy stockroom. Customers and personnel were safely evacuated. It took two days to completely extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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