SM City Sta. Mesa

SM City Sta. Mesa, formerly known as SM Centerpoint, is a shopping mall located at Magsaysay Boulevard corner Gregorio Araneta Avenue, Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1] It is the second SM Supermall, second in Quezon City, and the seventh SM branch developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings owned by Henry Sy, Sr.. It has a land area of 3 hectares and has a gross floor area of an approximate 133,327 m2 (1,435,120 sq ft).[2]

SM City Sta. Mesa
LocationR. Magsaysay Blvd. cor. G. Araneta Ave., Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening dateSeptember 28, 1990; 30 years ago (1990-09-28)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
OwnerHenry Sy, Sr.
No. of stores and services200 shops and restaurants
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area133,327 m2 (1,435,120 sq ft)
No. of floorsMain Building: 4 + basement level
Public transit accessMetro interchange Lrtalogo.svg V. Mapa
Bus interchange  10  Araneta
WebsiteOfficial Website

HistoryEdit

 
SM City Sta. Mesa on May 25, 2019

The mall was opened to the public on September 28, 1990, and was the second SM Supermall to open after the then-largest SM Supermall in the country, SM City North EDSA.[3] It was initially named SM Centerpoint as it is located very near the tripoint of the City of Manila, Quezon City and what was then the municipality of San Juan. The mall featured several amusement venues, namely Quantum, Worlds of Fun and a two-storey annex building. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the mall was rebranded SM City Sta. Mesa since it borders the Santa Mesa district of Manila despite being under the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City.

On September 26, 2009, the basement level was flooded when Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) battered the capital. The appliance center, supermarket, food court, and other retail stores located at the basement level were heavily damaged. The basement level was temporarily closed for several days.[4]

The mall is currently under renovation, which started with the demolition of the mall's cinemas for conversion to stadium seating, construction of Director's Club cinema, and replacement of the mall's facade. A portion of the mall's former cinema wing will house the new SM Food Hall, replacing the former SM Foodcourt at the lower ground level.

AmenitiesEdit

The Mall is the main structure of SM City Sta. Mesa, the second of SM Supermall constructed. It features and houses most anchors, the department store, all the amusement venues, the main atrium, all the theater houses, most of the restaurants, all the retail stores and most of the entertainment venues and other services. All the major anchors are located within the vicinity of the structure. The mall has undergone several renovations for better guest accommodations and serves the daily foot traffic of about 200,000 people.

The Carpark Building is a four-story structure which serves thousands of vehicles daily and is adjacent to the mall.

The two-storey Annex Building of the mall was one of the first annex buildings built and constructed by SM Prime Holdings. Its operations began at the opening of the mall. The Annex Building houses several junior anchors and is located east of the main mall.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SM City Sta. Mesa". SM Prime Holdings Mall List. SM Supermalls. Retrieved 2020-10-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "SM City Sta. Mesa". SM Prime Holdings Mall List. SM Prime Holdings. Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2015-12-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "SM City Sta. Mesa". SM Prime. Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "A new ground floor at SM City Sta. Mesa". Manila, Philippines: PhilStar. 27 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Preceded by
SM City North EDSA
2nd SM Supermall
1990
Succeeded by
SM Megamall