SM City Sto. Tomas, Batangas Celebrates Grand Mall Blessing and Ribbon Cutting

The heart of Sto. Tomas City, Batangas was filled with excitement and anticipation as the sprawling SM City Sto. Tomas held its grand blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Barangay San Bartolome on a sunny October 26 afternoon. This monumental event marked a new era of shopping, entertainment, and community engagement.

The community came together to witness this historic moment, which was nothing short of spectacular. Local officials, business leaders, content creators, and local/national media of Batangas gathered to witness the grand opening of this 85th mall in the SM Prime family. It’s no coincidence that this grand opening aligns with SM Prime’s 65th anniversary, a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to serving communities throughout the Philippines.

The historic event began with a mass led by Vicar General Msgr. Ruben Dimaculangan, followed by a ribbon cutting at various stores attended by SM Engineering Design and Development Corporation President Hans Sy Jr., SM Supermalls’ President Steven T. Tan, SM Prime Holdings Inc. President Jeffrey C. Lim, and SM Markets Executive Director, Herson Sy.

Also in attendance were Batangas Governor Herminlando Dodo Mandanas, Sto. Tomas City Mayor Arth Jhun Aguilar Marasigan, Sto. Tomas City First Lady Ms. Elizabeth Marasigan, several provincial council officials, store managers, employees, social media influencers, and content creator partners.

With a pet-friendly policy, an eco-friendly approach, and an inclusive, gender-friendly environment, SM City Sto. Tomas stands as a beacon of modernity and inclusivity.

What sets SM City Sto. Tomas apart is its dedication to being a place that welcomes everyone, including our furry friends. The mall proudly declares itself pet-friendly,” ensuring that shoppers can enjoy quality time with their beloved pets while exploring what it has to offer.

Moreover, SM City Sto. Tomas is making a significant mark on the landscape of environmental responsibility. It adheres to SM’s stringent environmental standards and strives to be an eco-friendly establishment. With features like natural lighting, water conservation systems, and efficient waste management, it’s an exemplar of sustainability.

The mall also takes pride in being gender-friendly,” providing facilities and services that cater to the diverse needs of all customers, ensuring a comfortable and inclusive environment for everyone.

Entertainment enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the mall houses three full Dolby Surround cinemas, providing an immersive and world-class movie experience that’s perfect for family outings or date nights.

When it comes to shopping, SM City Sto. Tomas offers a diverse and global selection of brands that will satisfy even the most discerning shoppers. From modern fashion to Singaporean-style boutiques, it’s a one-stop destination for your retail therapy needs.

The grand opening of SM City Sto. Tomas will be held on October 27, 2023, starting at 10:00 in the morning, and is expected to be a momentous event that promises to transform the shopping and entertainment landscape of Batangas.

SM City Sto. Tomas is more than just a mall; it’s a symbol of growth, inclusivity, and sustainability. As its doors open to the public, the people of Batangas and beyond can look forward to a brighter and more vibrant future.

The mall’s management team assured the people of Sto. Tomas that they are committed to providing a world-class shopping and entertainment experience. With their vast range of offerings, there’s something for everyone, from fashion enthusiasts to food lovers, moviegoers to children seeking adventure. | JP

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