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SM Southmall or SM Southmall Las Piñas is a large shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall is located along the busy Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas. The mall has 200,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft) of land area, a total floor area of 205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft) and a gross built-up area of 189,676 m2 (2,041,660 sq ft) .

SM Southmall
SM Southmall logo
The facade of SM Southmall.jpg
Facade of SM Southmall
AddressAlabang–Zapote Road, Pilar Village, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas, Philippines
Opening dateApril 2, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-04-02)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
No. of stores and services400+
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft)
No. of floors4
WebsiteSM Southmall Official Website

HistoryEdit

SM Southmall opened in April 2, 1995, and is the first SM Supermall in the southern region of Metro Manila and the 5th SM Supermall ever built by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy. The mall was the second SM Supermall to feature an Ice Skating Rink after SM Megamall.[1]

In March 2010 SM Southmall began renovations which many stores on the second floor have closed with some stalls on the sides offering small items on sale. During the redevelopment saw a newly refurbished SM Store, which relocated from the center of the mall to the side to accommodate more fashion stores and the addition of the IMAX cinema which was opened last July 14, 2011. The fashion stores opened in December 2011 along with the grand re-launch.[2]

SM Southmall attracts global retailers including Swedish fashion giant H&M which opened on October 29, 2015, and Uniqlo which opened on November 7, 2014.[3][4]

FeaturesEdit

SM Southmall has over 400 shops and service outlets, with six anchor stores. Among the noteworthy features of the mall are its center and south atriums. The center atrium, which once housed a large indoor fountain, is used for events such as concerts and presentations. At the back of the mall is the "Food Street", a group of restaurants which offers outdoor dining amid plants and an LED-lighted fountain.[5]

IMAXEdit

The IMAX opened on July 14, 2011, and it is located at the former space of Cinema 5 (where the Cinema 5 was now relocated beside Cinemas 1-4). It is the fourth IMAX theater in the country and the only IMAX cinema in the South Metro (until November 18, 2018, because the IMAX with Laser in Evia Lifestyle Center in Daang Hari Road was opened on November 19, 2018, making it the second IMAX cinema in Las Piñas.).[6]

South Residences at SM SouthmallEdit

The South Residences at SM Southmall is a condominium with four 15-storey towers. It is located at the south parking area near the Pilar Village gate entrance.[7]

SM South TowerEdit

The SM South Tower is a two-tower, eight-storey BPO and carpark building, with parking on its four lower levels and offices above.[8] with a total floor area of 55,092 m2.[9]

Director's Club CinemaEdit

Two Director's Club Cinemas were opened on April 24, 2019, along with the premiere day of Avengers: Endgame, equipped with Dolby Atmos sound system and Christie CP2320-RGB pure laser cinema projector.[10]

GalleryEdit

IncidentsEdit

  • August 2, 2004: Five security guards and bank escorts were wounded when 10 armed men fired shots at them before taking two bags of cash from Banco de Oro.[11]
  • April 10, 2012: A woman who leapt to her death at the third railing would have remained unidentified had it not been for a SIM card which the police found in her wallet.[12]
  • April 24, 2014: A 17-year-old male died after jumping off the third level, and landed on the lower ground level.[13]
  • August 5, 2017: A Pasay City councilor was hurt in a shooting incident at the mall's driveway at around 8:30 PM. Senior Superintendent Marion Balonglong, Las Piñas City police chief, identified the injured local official as Borbie Rivera.[14] He was declared dead on arrival at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SM Southmall". 360Cities. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  2. ^ "What's happening to SM Southmall?". Alabang Bulletin. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ "H&M SM Southmall Opening Promo: Oct 29 2015". www.manilashopper.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  4. ^ "Uniqlo SM Southmall Store Opening SALE: Nov 2014". www.manilashopper.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  5. ^ "A new direction for SM Southmall". Philstar. November 20, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "SM opens 4th IMAX theater in Las Piñas". BusinessWorld.
  7. ^ "South Residences". South Residences.
  8. ^ "SM Prime builds office tower beside Southmall in Las Piñas".
  9. ^ "SMIC set to spend P73b for expansion - SM Investments". www.sminvestments.com.
  10. ^ "New Director's Club Cinema in SM Southmall opens with 'Avengers: Endgame'". Cinema Bravo.
  11. ^ "2 Southmall bank robbers identified - Philstar.com". philstar.com.
  12. ^ Melican, Nathaniel R. "Woman jumps to death in Las Piñas mall".
  13. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Teen jumps off SM Southmall".
  14. ^ "Pasay councilor hurt in SM Southmall shooting incident".
  15. ^ "Pasay councilor shot at SM Southmall declared dead".

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Preceded by
SM City Cebu
5th SM Supermall
1995
Succeeded by
SM City Bacoor