SM City Cabanatuan
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LocationCabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Coordinates15°28′01″N 120°57′16″E / 15.4669°N 120.9544°E / 15.4669; 120.9544Coordinates: 15°28′01″N 120°57′16″E / 15.4669°N 120.9544°E / 15.4669; 120.9544
AddressBrgy. Hermogenes Concepcion, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Opening dateOctober 9, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-10-09)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
Total retail floor area154,020 m2 (1,657,900 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Parking2,077 slots[1]
WebsiteSM City Cabanatuan

SM City Cabanatuan is a shopping mall owned by SM Prime Holdings with a gross floor area of 154,020 m2 (1,657,900 sq ft). It is the second SM Supermall in Cabanatuan after SM Megacenter Cabanatuan. It is located along Brgy. Hermogenes Concepcion, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

It is the second largest SM mall in Central Luzon, following SM City Clark. When it opened in 2015, it was dubbed the largest mall in North Luzon outside of Metro Manila, until being recently dethroned due to the expansion of SM City Baguio and SM City Clark.

Location

SM City Cabanatuan is located along Maharlika Highway (also known as Pan-Philippine Highway), Barangay Hermogenes Concepcion, Cabanatuan. The mall is also adjacent to a portion of the 12.35-kilometer Emilio Vergara Highway.

Planning

After a 10-year negotiation in 2012, The SM Group pushed the plan to build a new mall in Cabanatuan. The SM Group has been eyeing to set up SM City Cabanatuan since 2002, but the negotiations within the city government said it was reportedly due to stiff opposition from other local mall operators. SM Prime Executive Vice President Jeffrey Lim denied there was any opposition to the development in Cabanatuan. The SM Group eventually transferred the mall site to a 8.5-hectare commercial site along the National Highway in Barangay Hermogenes Concepcion, which became available in 2009, according to the company executive.[2]

The construction of SM City Cabanatuan was planned to begin in 2012, but it only commenced around 2013. The mall then finally opened to the public on October 9, 2015.[2]

Features

The mall anchors The SM Store, SM Supermarket, Ace Hardware, SM Appliance Center, Watson's, The Body Shop, Uniqlo, and other major anchors.[3] The mall features six state-of-the-art cinemas with a seating capacity of 1,807, including a large format theater (which is the Cinema 4) capable for 3D movies, and a stadium type seating similar to IMAX that houses up to 507 guests.[4]

On 2017, the mall installed solar panels on rooftops similar to SM City North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia with a power of 8.9 megawatts (MW) total capacity along with SM City Cauayan and SM City Iloilo.[5]

Sky Garden and Roof Park

SM City Cabanatuan includes two Sky Gardens – the Garden Park, which provides covered shelter; and the Roof Park located at the fourth level. The Garden Park is a long, elevated garden park which opened the same day as the mall's grand opening. The Roof Park features an indoor fountain, open playgrounds, pet areas, and mall tenants as well.

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References

  1. ^ https://smprime.com/sites/default/files/investor_relations/SEC%2017-A-2019_0.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ a b After 10-yr negotiation, SM Prime to build mall in Cabanatuan City; "GMA Network;" By: M J Cayabyab; retrieved 08-04-2012
  3. ^ "SM opens 3rd mall this year in Cabanatuan". The Manila Times.
  4. ^ "SM opens 1st large screen cinema in Cabanatuan". The Philippine Star.
  5. ^ "More SM malls get solar power". The Philippine Star.
Preceded bySM City San Mateo 53th SM Supermall 2014 Succeeded bySM Cherry Shaw