SM Center Pulilan opens December 1
SM Center Pulilan will open its doors to the public just in time for Christmas on Friday, December 1, giving shoppers in Northern Bulacan an inviting, revitalizing, state-of-the-art, and memorable experience. It is SM Prime Holding’s 66th mall and the third SM Supermall in Bulacan after SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag.
Located on a 6.8 hectare property in Barangay Sto. Cristo along the Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road, the 27,000 square- meter two-level meter mall will serve shoppers in what is considered the Center of Commerce and Industry in Northern Bulacan, as well as those in nearby towns and municipalities.
Pulilan is a first- class urban municipality that has been known for many years for its agri-based economy – farming, fishing, swine, and poultry raising. A town said to be blessed by its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, it is home to the famous Kneeling Carabao Festival where carabaos are paraded and kneel as they pass through the baroque 19th century San Isidro Labrador Parish Church to honor him.
Today, Pulilan is moving towards commercialization and industrialization, as it is becoming one of major growthrate area and center of commerce and industry in the province. It has an estimated 120 manufacturing establishments, 35 of which are major industries that belong to the Dampol Industrial Area (DIA), and the Tabon-Dampol-Tibag Industrial Area (TDTIA). These include industrial powerhouses such as Nestle Philippines, Foster Foods, RM Foods, among others.
SM Center Pulilan’s canted blue façade enlivens the mall’s face, with various bright accents highlighting each entrance and providing shaded canopy dropoffs with continuous overhangs that stretch along the newly developed Plaridel-Pulilan Diversion Road.
The mall’s interiors are organized around an efficient, easy-to-shop, and straight forward “U” shaped plan that allows a clear line-of-sight to multiple shops on multiple levels at all times. A centrally located glass elevator and staircase lightly delineate the edges of the event space while sleek escalators and purposely placed bridges provide convenient access to all portions of the mall.
Colors are bold and simple. At each opening to the level above, the walls are washed in bright yellow, accenting the multiple gathering spaces. Interior planters, seating areas, and signage provide eye-catching accents of bright blue against a sophisticated contrasting and minimalist palette of white and grays. Additionally, large rectilinear plates that vary in length and color are strategically applied to enhace and accentuate the dramatic height of the interiors.
SM Hypermarket is SM Center Pulilan’s main anchor with other SM mainstays like Watsons, Ace Hardware, SM Appliance, Simply Shoes, Miniso, Surplus, and BDO leading the way. The ground floor will feature casual dining and fast food restaurants, sports and hobbies, some specialty shops, together with fashion brands. Aside from familiar brands like National Bookstore, it will have new brands not yet present in the community like Regatta, The Body Shop, Cinnabon, Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Pancake House, Breadtalk, Pepper Lunch, and JCO Donuts.
SM Center Pulilan’s Second Floor features an IT lane, amusement, services, and specialty stores, as well as firstin-the-community brands like Kidzoona, Wicked Snow, Champas, David’s Teahouse, Zark’s and Nathaniel’s.
“The Verdant” or the “modern green plaza” will be a unique attraction in the mall for kids of all ages. The Verdant features geometric patterns in its design alongside lush green plants and grass that are so soothing to the eyes. It will also serve as an “outdoor museum” for the sculptures and artworks of local artist, hence an integration of art, nature, and modernity.
For customer convenience, SM Center Pulilan will have 419 car slots, 329 motorcycle and tricycle slots complete with parking spaces dedicated to PWD customers.
An SM regional terminal to the west of the mall will provide access, convenience, and safety for many visitors and locals to and from the neighborhood via bus lines, jeepneys, and tricycles. A collaboration with existing transport groups is also in the works to further centralize the transportation and help in the decongestion of traffic in the Pulilan intersection.
SM Center Pulilan’s Design Team includes DSGN Associates, Design Architect; Casas Architects, Architect-of-Record; DA Abcede and Associates, Project Manager; and Dahn Berger, General Contractor.
Pulilan Mayor Ma. Rosario Ochoa Montejo (center), Congressman Jose Antonio Sy (second from left), Vice Governor Daniel Fernando (third from left) and Pulilan Vice Mayor Ricardo Candido (third from right), were guests of honour during the recent opening...
SMCenter Pulillan will give shoppers in Northern Bulacan an inviting, revitalising, state-of-the-art, and memorable experience.