SM City San Pablo

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SM City San Pablo
SM Supermalls Logo.png
Mall Logo
Location Maharlika Highway, Riverina Residential and Commercial Estates, Brgy. San Rafael, San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines
Opening date October 1, 2010
Developer SM Prime Holdings
Management SM Prime Holdings
Owner Henry Sy, Sr
Architect DA Abcede and Associates
No. of stores and services 100+ as of 2017[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5[2]
Total retail floor area

79,164 m2 (852,110 sq ft) [3]

  • Mall : 69,968 sq.m
  • BPO : 9,196 sq.m[4]
No. of floors 2
Parking 600+ slots[2]
Public transit access Public Utility Jeep: Take San Pablo-Tanauan route or any signage with SM San Pablo
Website SM City San Pablo

SM City San Pablo is the 38th shopping mall owned by SM Prime Holdings. SM City San Pablo is the 2nd SM Supermall Franchise in the Province of Laguna, it is located at the entrance of Riverina Residential and Commercial Estates in Maharlika Highway, Brgy. San Rafael, San Pablo, Laguna and has a gross floor area of 79,164 square meters.[2][3][5]

Design and interiors[edit]

SM City San Pablo, SM Prime Holdings' second mall in Laguna, has two levels and has 56,086 sqm of shopping space and 100+ shop, it has a semi-eye shaped atrium for events. The mall's atrium has perforated ceiling.[6][not in citation given] SM City San Pablo's design team includes Design Associates Inc., mall designer; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, architects; DA Abcede and Associates, project manager; and DDT Konstract, general contractor.[citation needed]

Recent Expansions[edit]

Main Building (2010)[edit]

An event venue with two floors, which is styled like a semi-eye-shaped atrium, it houses tenants like The SM Store and SM Supermarket.

Expansion (2016)[edit]

On October 28, 2016, the Cyberzone finally came to the mall. Along with it, there are also additional store spaces, which accounts for Yellow Cab, Starbucks, Oxygen, Mesa, and other retail stores.

BPO (TBA)[edit]

As of August 1, 2017, the BPO is still under construction, it can be seen near the mall's facade.

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History[edit]

As early as 2008, SM Prime Holdings was planning to open SM Supercenter San Pablo (a downsized SM mall, originally) but this was shot down due to political pressures, after several attempts to build a similar establishment, SM Prime Holdings was given its go signal in July 2008 to push ahead for SM Supercenter San Pablo[11][not in citation given] located at Riverina Residential and Commercial Estates along Maharlika Highway at Brgy San Rafael.

It was expected to be completed in August 2010, but due to strategic location and growing demands for commercial establishments in San Pablo, it was upgraded into SM City San Pablo last April 28, 2010.[12][not in citation given]

The mall opened on October 1, 2010,[13] the cinema commenced operations on December 3, 2010 before the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival.

Accidents/Incidents[edit]

  • In July, 2010, 2 construction workers died and 7 others were injured when a scaffolding, on which three layers of metal pipes were also piled up, collapsed and hit the victims at a mall construction site in San Pablo City, Laguna. This accident caused the mall's completion and opening by about September or October of that year.[14]
  • On July 16, 2014, The mall's facade was damaged due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) that passed through Laguna.
  • On June 25, 2016, A shootout happened at Blue Magic. It was later reported that the gunman escaped the mall without the guards noticing.[15]

Mall Expansion[edit]

The expanded mall on 11-12-16.

Phase One[edit]

  • The first expansion was made for the mall to house a Cyberzone. It was completed on October 28, 2016.[citation needed]

Phase Two[edit]

  • The second part of the expansion is the BPO Building to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2017.[16]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
SM City Tarlac
38th SM Supermall
2010
Succeeded by
SM City Calamba

Coordinates: 14°04′17″N 121°18′06″E / 14.07145°N 121.30177°E / 14.07145; 121.30177