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As part of a province with a rich historical tradition, Tanza in Cavite is the place where Emilio Aguinaldo was sworn in as President of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the birthplace of Felipe G. Calderon, who composed the Malolos Constitution.
It was another date in history on Friday, October 14, 2022 when SM City Tanza opened its doors to the public as SM Prime Holdings' 80th mall.
Strategically located on an 86,718 square-meter site along Antero Soriano Highway, SM City Tanza will serve shoppers in the northwestern areas of Cavite, as well as nearby Batangas. More than that, it will be a catalyst for employment and business opportunities in the area.
The two story almost 60,000 square meter mall’s design is inspired by the chief means of livelihood in Tanza, which is farming and fishing, as well by its nearby beach resorts in the coastlines. Symbolizing warmth from the colors of the boats and serenity of the seas, it’s interior is configured in an L-shaped layout, provided with natural clerestory light that stretches across the mall area, including the Cyberzone.
The ceiling is accented with curvilinear cove lights depicting the ripples of the sea. The mall also has a 1,500 square meter Events Center for activities and exhibits. It also features a lush landscaped indoor area that will provide visitors with a place to relax, shop, and dine.
For its customer’s convenience and enhanced malling experience, SM City Tanza has almost 800 slots in its carpark. The new mall also has public transportation terminals for inter-province and inter-region travel that will further boost tourism and commerce in the area. Since its opening, SM City Tanza has already become a destination for great shopping, leisure and entertainment. Here are eight reasons why.
1. It’s a milestone mall.
SM City Tanza is SM Prime Holdings’ 80th supermall. It is also the seventh mall in the province of Cavite after SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmarinas, SM City Molino, SM City Rosario, SM City Trece Martires, and SM Center Imus. SM also has a Marketmall in Dasmarinas. Joining in the celebration at the mall’s ribbon cutting are Tanza Mayor Yuri Pacumio (4th from left), Tanza Vice Mayor Archangelo Matro (3rd from right), Cavite Board Member 7th District Crispin Remulla (3rd from left), Reverend Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of Archdiocese of Imus, SM Markets Chairman Herbert Sy (right), SM Engineering Design and Development President Hans Sy, Jr. (left), SM Prime Holdings President Jeffrey Lim (2nd from right) and SM Supermalls President Steven Tan (2nd from left).
2. It serves new communities.
The almost 60,000 square meter mall will serve shoppers in the northwestern areas of Cavite like General Trias and Naic, as well as in nearby Batangas.
3. There’s so much shopping fun!
SM Store and SM Supermarket are SM City Tanza’s major anchors along with SM Appliance Center, ACE Hardware, Watsons, Surplus, Uniqlo, Pet Express, Miniso, Levi’s and Crocs. It also has fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, bookstores, as well as a Cyberzone and service and wellness centers.
4. It’s a seafood lover’s place.
With fishing as a major source of livelihood in Tanza, it has a Fish Landing and Terminal Market located at Barangay Julugan, where one can buy fish through the “Bulungan System.” The good news is that fresh catch from Tanza can be found at the SM Supermarket.
5. It’s a must-go stop for the beach-bound.
Being a town in the coastlines, SM City Tanza is close to popular beach resorts like Mount Sea Resort, Aqua Mira, Villa Excellance, Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort, and La Playa Resort. Tanza is also a gateway to the northern portion of Batangas, going to the beautiful Pico de Loro Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu. With this, you’ll discover great finds for fun under the sun at the SM Store and Surplus.
6. It’s a place for foodies.
Eating out options include a Food Court; specialty restaurants like Mesa, Botejyu, The Great Buddha Café, Marugame Udon and Tempura, and Crustasia Asian Bistro; and international and local food chains like French Baker, Kenny Rogers, Panda Express, Bon Chon, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Mary Grace Café, Breadtalk, J Co Donuts and Coffee, and Starbucks.
7. The magic of the movies
Rediscover the magic of the movies at SM City Tanza’s five state of the art cinemas. These include four regular cinemas each with a seating capacity for 108 persons, as well as a one event screen for private screenings.
8. It’s a haven for homegrown businesses
Well-loved local brands and products have found a home at SM City Tanza. These include foodie favorites like Baloy’s ensaymada, soy candles, and bags, which can be found in kiosks in the mall.
The Mall The Merrier
Fun Facts About SM’s Cavite Malls
With its proximity and ease of travel to Metro Manila, Cavite is most viable for business development as well as residential communities. It is no surprise, therefore, that SM now has seven malls, as well as a Marketmall, in the province. Here are some fun facts about each mall.
- SM City Bacoor, SM’s first mall in Cavite, opened its doors to the public on July 25, 1997. A mall of firsts, it was also SM’s first in the Calabarzon region, and its first in South Luzon.
- SM City Dasmarinas is the largest mall in Cavite with a floor area of 201,645 square meters. This premier mall was the first mall in Cavite to have BPO offices, has a university, a DFA consular office, and a 7- level carpark building. It was launched on May 21, 2004.
- SM City Molino, the third SM Supermall in Cavite, opened on November 18, 2005. Starting out as an SM Center, it was transformed into an SM Supermall is 2016.
- SM City Rosario has the biggest atrium among SM’s Cavite malls. Boxy in design, this two- level mall opened on November 20, 2009.
- SM City Trece Martires, which is adjacent to the Cavite Provincial Capitol, opened on May 13, 2016. It has a distinct L-shaped atrium and a lushly landscaped plaza in front of the mall.
- SM Center Imus, the seventh SM Supermall, has an indoor town plaza, a perfect venue for concerts and sporting events, as well as a 24/7 McDonald’s outlet. It opened on February 16, 2018
SM also has a Marketmall in Dasmarinas, Cavite, the first public-private partnership between a City government and SM Prime Holdings. It features a vertical wet and dry market complemented by mall facilities. The SM Marketmall includes a Bagsakan where fresh produce growers and farmers drop and offer their goods at a wholesale price. An open air, high ceiling parking area on its third floor can accommodate up to 200 delivery trucks.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by SM City Tanza.