Finally, SM Supermalls revealed that it will be opening its first shopping mall in the province of Capiz – SM City Roxas – this April 2022!
Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas announced via his official Facebook page that indeed SM City Roxas will open its doors to Capizeños on April 7 and 8, 2022.
SM City Roxas is a 2-level mall sitting on a 102,309-square meter lot at Arnaldo Boulevard, Brgy. Baybay, Roxas City, Capiz. It has an estimated gross floor area of 41,000 square meters housing anchor tenants such as The SM Store, SM Cinemas, Watsons, ACE Hardware, retail stores, and other lifestyle shops.
On Wednesday, January 5, SM City Roxas Mall Manager Hazel Grace ‘Gigi’ Sy and Building Administration Manager Lorenzo Benedicto made a courtesy call to Dadivas to confirm their upcoming opening on the said date.
The SM Management assured the Mayor that the mall may be used as vaccination site just like in Iloilo City Guinsiguro man sa aton sang SM Management nga pwede mangin isa ka Vaccination Site sang syudad ang Mall.
The mall executives also visited Governor Esteban Contreras to announce the opening.
This new SM Supermalls branch in Roxas City is expected to boost the economic activities in the province and open more job opportunities for the Capizeños.
SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) Jeffrey Lim previously announced that SM City Roxas will be one of three SM Supermalls they intend to open in the last quarter of 2021, but the onslaught of the pandemic has pushed the date further to the second quarter of 2022.
Lim said the opening of the new malls signifies SM’s strong position in the mall development business and attractiveness of the Philippines market to both local and foreign retailers despite the pandemic. (Photo credits: Ronnie Dadivas, Capiz Kabalaka Information Center FB pages)