Thousands flock to new SM City San Fernando-A A +A
Friday, July 20, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Thousands of eager shoppers from this city and the neighboring towns of Sto.Tomas, Apalit, Minalin and Macabebe on Friday flocked to SM City San Fernando on its official opening day to get hold of great bargains and discounts.
On Thursday afternoon, the mall located right in the heart of the city bordered by Consunji and V. Tiomico Streets was formally blessed with SM honcho Hans Sy, Governor Lilia Pineda, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez, Provincial Board members and other VIPs in attendance.
Friday’s grand opening featured celebrities and stars like Barbie Fortalez doing free concerts and gigs in the third full-service mall of SM in the province, an addition to SM City Pampanga and SM City Clark and the 44th among the Henry Sy-owned chain.
SM City San Fernando public relations officer Scarlet Marie Pagdanganan said the newest mall is proof of SM’s close ties with Kapampangans and is designed to cater to shoppers from south Pampanga.
“SM City San Fernando has a huge variety of shops and stores, restaurants and also has SM Supermarket, Department Store, Ace Hardware, SM Appliance Center, an IT Zone, service outlets and of course, three cinemas and a three level parking garage which are all conveniently located for easy access of our customers,” Pagdanganan said.
The 7-storey mall located in San Fernando’s Heritage District, very near the Metropolitan Cathedral and City Hall, sits on a 7,835 square meter area and provides 42,625 square meters of sheer malling and shopping experience, added Pagdanganan.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 21, 2012.