Greenbelt (Ayala Center)
Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines which is just near Glorietta and SM Makati. It is owned by Ayala Malls, a real-estate subsidiary of Ayala Land, which is an affiliate of Ayala Corporation. It opened in the 1988 and is one of Ayala Corporation's flagship projects. The mall offers a mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure and entertainment. Currently, the mall has five sections: two enclosed areas, two buildings with open-air shopping areas, and Greenbelt 5, which opened in 2007.
|Location||Ayala Center, San Lorenzo, Makati, Philippines|
|No. of stores and services||300+|
|Total retail floor area||250,000|
|No. of floors||4 (max.)|
Built around a 250,000-square-metre (2,700,000 sq ft) retail complex, the mall, which merged the previous small arcades and shops, was first opened to the public in 1990. It was renovated in 2001, and as the complex grew, Greenbelt 2 and 3 were opened in 2002, with 4 and 5 opening in 2004 and 2007, respectively, on the basis of other pioneer shops in the area.
The mall is currently undergoing major redevelopment as the entire Ground Level (indoor) of Greenbelt 3 was closed for interior renovations.
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Greenbelt 1 features mostly appliance and supply stores.
Greenbelt 3 features a mix of international brands.
Greenbelt 4 features high-end boutiques.
Greenbelt 5 has boutiques of Filipino designers, high-end department store Adora and boutiques.
Restaurants can be found in Greenbelt 1, 2, 3, and 5, with Greenbelt 1 being concentrated more on fast-food, while Greenbelt 2, 3, and 5 feature sit-down restaurants.
Built as an open-air, concrete dome in the middle of a pond, the chapel holds Masses and other religious services every day for mall patrons and office workers. It celebrates its titular feast day every third Sunday of January.
Heavily armed thieves overpowered the mall's security guards and broke into a Rolex watch shop in Greenbelt 5. The thieves were wearing Bomb Squad uniforms hammered the glass cases containing Rolex watches. A suspected robber was killed by two police escorts of a city mayor who chanced upon the heist while the other gunmen escaped carting away an undetermined worth of expensive watches. The robbery occurred around 11:45 a.m. and finished around 1 p.m. on October 18, 2009.
- "Report: Tension erupts at Makati shopping center after shooting incident". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
- News, ABS-CBN. "(UPDATE 4) Robbers hit luxury watch store in Makati mall". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-07-07.