Greenbelt
LocationAyala Center, San Lorenzo, Makati, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′06.6″N 121°01′19.9″E / 14.551833°N 121.022194°E / 14.551833; 121.022194Coordinates: 14°33′06.6″N 121°01′19.9″E / 14.551833°N 121.022194°E / 14.551833; 121.022194
Opening date1991
DeveloperAyala Land
ManagementAyala Malls
No. of stores and services300+
Total retail floor area250,000 m2 (2,700,000 sq ft)
No. of floors4 (max.)
Parking2000+ cars
WebsiteGreenbelt Website

Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, 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 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.[1]

History

Built around a 250,000-square-meter (2,700,000 sq ft) retail complex, the mall, which merged the previous small arcades and shops, first opened to the public in 1991. It was renovated in 2001, and as the complex grew, Greenbelt 2 and 3 were opened in 2002, with Greenbelt 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, with the ground level of Greenbelt 3 that was closed on 2019. The new area reopened on November 2021, which now hosts luxury labels and a newly-renovated Starbucks Reserve cafe. Greenbelt 4 will start its renovation works on 2022.

Facilities

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Retail shops

Greenbelt 1 features Automatic Centre as the anchor appliance store, along with other lifestyle, food, and supply stores.

Greenbelt 3 features a mix of international brands including luxury labels, sit-down restaurants, and the mall's cinemas and entertainment facilities.

Greenbelt 4 features high-end boutiques.

Greenbelt 5 has boutiques of Filipino designers, high-end department store Adora, and boutiques.

Restaurants

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.

Other

Santo Niño de Paz Greenbelt Chapel is a Roman Catholic place of worship in the park at the complex's center. 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.

Incidents

On October 18, 2009 between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., heavily armed thieves overpowered the mall's security guards and broke into a Rolex watch shop in Greenbelt 5. The thieves, dressed in bomb squad uniforms, hammered the glass cases containing Rolex watches. A suspected robber was killed by two police escorts of a city mayor who happened upon the heist while the other gunmen escaped with an undetermined value of expensive watches.[2][3]

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See also

References

  1. ^ "Ayala". www.ayalamalls.com.
  2. ^ "Report: Tension erupts at Makati shopping center after shooting incident". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "(UPDATE 4) Robbers hit luxury watch store in Makati mall". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-07-07.