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Greenbelt
Greenbelt logo
Greenbelt along Makati Avenue
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 date1988
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. 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 the 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 was opened in 2007.[1]

History

Built around a 250,000-square-meter (2,700,000 sq ft) retail complex, the mall merged the previous small arcades and shops. The mall first opened to the public in 1988. Fashion company Ayala Land conceptualized Greenbelt as the Philippines's first lifestyle center with bars, posh boutiques, lush tropical greenery, a world-class museum, and an elegant chapel.[2] 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,[3] based on other pioneer shops in the area.

The mall is currently undergoing major re-development, with the ground level of Greenbelt 3 closed in 2019 for renovation.[4] The new area reopened in October 2021, which now hosts luxury labels and a newly-renovated Starbucks Reserve cafe.[5] Greenbelt 4 will start its renovation works in 2022.

Facilities

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Retail shops

Greenbelt 5
Greenbelt 5

Greenbelt 1 features lifestyle, food, and supply stores, two cinemas, and the OnStage Theater, a performing arts theater home to the Repertory Philippines. It is also the location of a branch of The Marketplace, the supermarket chain of Rustan's. It used to be the location of Automatic Centre, the anchor appliance store, until its closure on October 10, 2021.[6]

Greenbelt 2 features high-end restaurants and the Greenbelt Townhomes, a two- to three-story condominium on top.[7]

Greenbelt 3 features a mix of international brands including luxury labels, sit-down restaurants, five cinemas and entertainment facilities. The largest Philippine branch known as Louis Vuitton was found here.[8]

Greenbelt 4 features high-end boutiques.[9] Also included are branches of H&M and Globe store.

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 concentrating more on fast food, and Greenbelt 2, 3, and 5 featuring sit-down restaurants.

Parking

Greenbelt is served by an interconnected basement parking built beneath it. It is also served by parking buildings located at Greenbelt 1 and 2, respectively, and the Paseo Steel Parking, located at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Esperanza Street. The steel parking and Greenbelt 2 parking are interconnected to each other.[10]

Other

Santo Niño de Paz Greenbelt Chapel is a Roman Catholic place of worship in Greenbelt 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 the city mayor who, incidentally, happened to be present upon the heist while the other gun-men escaped with an undetermined value of expensive watches.[11][12]

Fire incidents

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ayala". www.ayalamalls.com.
  2. ^ Jorge, Rome (February 5, 2005). "Greenbelt's award-winning cradle of greenery". The Manila Times. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  3. ^ "Greenbelt 5". KMC. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  4. ^ Mananquil, Millet (June 30, 2019). "Coming soon: greenbelt 3 and 4 redefine luxury shopping". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  5. ^ Manila Standard Lifestyle (October 26, 2021). "Greenbelt 3 reopens with new flagship stores". Manila Standard. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Rivas, Ralf (September 8, 2021). "Automatic Centre, Philippines' oldest appliance chain, to shut down". Rappler. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "Greenbelt Townhomes". RealityHomes. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Convento, Justin Alexandra (October 14, 2021). "EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton Unveils Biggest Store in the Philippines in Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3". Metro. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Greenbelt 45". KMC. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  10. ^ "Greenbelt 2, 3, and 4" (PDF). ULI Development Case Studies. 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "Report: Tension erupts at Makati shopping center after shooting incident". GMA News Online. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "(UPDATE 4) Robbers hit luxury watch store in Makati mall". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "Fire hits Greenbelt 3 mall". ABS-CBN News. April 15, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  14. ^ "Fire hits Greenbelt 3 in Makati". GMA News. April 15, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  15. ^ Mangosing, Francis; See, Aie Balagtas (July 4, 2016). "Fire hits BPI branch in Greenbelt". Inquirer.net. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  16. ^ "Fire hits BPI branch in Greenbelt". GMA News. July 4, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  17. ^ "Metro Briefs: Fire hits BPI Greenbelt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 5, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2022.