Great shopping, leisure, and entertainment goes to Zambales when SM City Olongapo, SM Prime Holdings’ 42nd supermall, formally opens its doors to the public on Friday, February 10, 2012.
Strategically located in Magsaysay Drive corner Gordon Avenue in city’s Central Business District, the seven -storey 40,863 square meter mall will serve customers in Zambales, Bataan, and other nearby provinces.
Situated at the southern part of Zambales and the northwestern interior of the Subic Bay area, Olongapo was once the site of a US Naval Base.
After it was turned over to the Philippines, then Mayor Richard Gordon worked for its conversion into a Freeport, launching an aggressive international investment promotion program that has made it into a prime industrial and tourism zone.
Today, it is a city known for its innovative methods of urban management, pioneering an integrated solid waste management system, volunteerism, organized vendors, and a color- coded transport system among other things.
It has also brought much honor to the country with international awards like the UNESCO Cities for Peace representing Asia and the Pacific in 1997 and the Konrad Adenauer Local Medal of Excellence in 1999.
The opening of SM City Olongapo will be a catalyst for employment and business opportunities, as well as lifestyle trends for residents of this bustling city.
With the SM Department Store and SM Supermarket as its major anchors, it also features SM mainstays like the SM Appliance Center, ACE Express and Watsons.
Eating out options include popular international and local food chains like Pizza Hut, KFC, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Chowking, Savory Classic, and Hainanese Delights.
Banking services and three state of the art digital cinemas – the first such theaters in the city – complete the shopping experience.
For customer convenience, SM City Olongapo has allotted three levels of parking with more than 300 slots, as well as a color-coded jeepney terminal just across the mall.
SM City Olongapo’s design team includes DSGN & Associates, Design Consultants; G & W Architects, Architect of Record; DA Abcede and Associates, Project Manager; and New Golden City Builders, General Contractor.