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Ayala Malls Legazpi

Ayala Malls Legazpi is a shopping mall developed and managed by Ayala Malls in partnership with Bicol-based retail group LCC Group of Companies.[2] It is located along Quezon Avenue in Barangay Capantawan, Legazpi City, Albay. It is the first Ayala Mall in the Bicol Region.[4][5] Ayala Malls Legazpi opened on April 19, 2016 and has a gross leasable area of 32,000 m2 (340,000 sq ft)[2]

Ayala Malls Legazpi
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LocationLegazpi City, Albay, Philippines
Coordinates13°8′48.48″N 123°45′8.28″E / 13.1468000°N 123.7523000°E / 13.1468000; 123.7523000Coordinates: 13°8′48.48″N 123°45′8.28″E / 13.1468000°N 123.7523000°E / 13.1468000; 123.7523000
AddressQuezon Avenue, Legazpi City, Albay
Opening dateApril 19, 2016[1]
DeveloperAyala Malls
ManagementAyala Malls
No. of stores and services200[2]
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area32,000 m2 (340,000 sq ft)[2]
No. of floors4
Parking250[3]
Websitehttp://www.ayalamalls.com/

HistoryEdit

In September 2013, Bicol-based retailer LCC Group of Companies held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new shopping mall called Liberty City Center.[6] It is located on the site of the former Legazpi Public Market bounded by Luis Los Baños Avenue to the north, Quezon Avenue to the east and Rizal Street and F. Imperial Street to the south. The planned shopping center sits on land owned by the city government and leased by LCC under a 50-year lease agreement.[7]

In January 2015, Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal announced that Ayala Land (ALI) had partnered with LCC Group of Companies for the new mall development to be called "Ayala Malls Legazpi".[8] In subsequent news reports, ALI confirmed that they will invest Php1.6 billion in the development of the new shopping complex.[2] Under the partnership, ALI will operate the mall while LCC will operate the department store and supermarket.[2]

The LCC Supermarket - Liberty City Center held its soft opening on December 16, 2015.[9] The full mall formally opened on April 19, 2016. The grand opening was led by local government officials and top executives of Ayala Land.[10]

ArchitectureEdit

Ayala Malls Legazpi is a four-level shopping mall built on a 1.4 hectare lot. The mall has a four-storey atrium designed to let in natural light inside the mall and as a means of ventilation.[4][11]

TenantsEdit

The mall has over 200 stores, with a mix of local and international brands including "first in Bicol branches” of top dining, service and specialty brands.[1] Hamm Katipunan, Ayala business development and strategic planning group manager said that 10% of the stores are allotted for local businessmen.[12] The mall's anchor stores are LCC Department Store and LCC Supermarket.[13][11]

Ayala Malls Legazpi also has four digital cinemas, al fresco dining, lower ground parking, an organic garden on the roof deck, Timezone, J.CO Donuts and the first Starbucks cafe in Albay.[1][14][15][16] The mall's roof deck is also utilized for open air concerts and events.[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ayala Malls Legazpi Now Open". www.ayalaland.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ALI teams up with Bicol retail group for P1.6-B mall in Legazpi". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  3. ^ "Construction of the P1.6-billion LCC-Ayala Mall Venture Is Now in Full Swing and Is Slated for Completion by December This Year". legazpi.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  4. ^ a b "First Ayala mall to open in Bicol". philstar.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. ^ "Ayala Land Q1 net income up 14%". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  6. ^ "LCC Malls". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  7. ^ Arguelles, Mar S. "P1.6-B mall venture to spur competition in Legazpi City". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ "Ayala constructing P1-billion mall in Legazpi". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  9. ^ "LCC Supermarket – Liberty City Center, Ayala Malls soft opening – My LCC". lcc.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  10. ^ "Liberty City Center, Ayala Mall Legazpi Grand Opening – My LCC". lcc.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  11. ^ a b "The New Faces of Ayala Malls". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  12. ^ "P1.6-B Ayala investment to create jobs in Bicol - The Manila Times Online". www.manilatimes.net. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  13. ^ "LCC Department Store now Open at Liberty City Center, Ayala Mall Legazpi". lcc.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  14. ^ "Starbucks Legazpi City brewing soon, locals can't wait - Politiko Bicol Region". Politiko Bicol Region. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  15. ^ "Around Albay". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  16. ^ "Timezone - News". Timezone - News. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  17. ^ "Ayala Malls Legazpi". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.

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