OWNER Beatriz Amanda Borja likes to put it as “a fusion place where you eat, play and shop.” Her intention is clear: “We’re trying to combine all the happy elements in one place.” True enough, who wouldn’t find joy doing all those things?
Before it became fully operational last year on Dec. 17, Chillage used to be a vacant space where Bea and her friends would have some drinks and graffiti sessions “just to chill out.” Then an idea hit her: “Why don’t we make it an establishment? Why don’t we make it open to the public so people can have another spot?”
The goal has been “to give people an alternative destination to shop” such that “while the boyfriend eats, the girlfriend goes around” worry free. And as the location is a bit of a drive—at the ground floor of Adnama Bldg., along the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City—Bea thought: “They might as well have lots of things to do.”
At first glance, the shop may give a rather intimidating impression. Nonetheless, a smartly cropped façade should only be an indication of more wonders inside.