SM’s 80th mall opens in Tanza today

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’s another date with history today, 14 October 2022, when SM City Tanza opens its doors to the public as SM Prime’s 80th mall. It is also the seventh supermall in this historic and bustling province 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.

Strategically located in a 86,718 square meter site along Antero Soriano Highway, SM City Tanza will serve shoppers in the northwestern areas of Cavite as well as in 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 nearby beach resorts in the coastlines. Exuding warmth derived from the colors of the boats and the serenity of the seas, the mall’s interiors are configured in an L-shaped layout and provided with natural clerestory light that stretches across the mall area, including the Cyberzone.

The ceiling is accented with curvilinear cove light lines depicting the ripples of the sea. The mall also has a 1,500 square meter Events Center for activities and exhibits, and a lush landscaped indoor area where mallgoers can relax, shop, and dine.

Tanza Mayor Yuri Pacumio (fourth from left), Tanza Vice Mayor Archangelo Matro (third from right), Cavite Board Member 7th District Crispin Remulla (third from left), and Reverend Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista of Archdiocese of Imus, joined by SM Markets Chairman Herbert Sy (right), SM Engineering Design and Development President Hans Sy, Jr. (left), SM Prime Holdings President Jeffrey Lim (second from right), and SM Supermalls President Steven Tan (second from left) (Photo courtesy of SM)


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 will also have fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, bookstores, as well as service and wellness centers.

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 Kenny Rogers, Panda Express, Bon Chon, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Mary Grace Café, Breadtalk, J. Co Donuts and Coffee, and Starbucks.

SM City Tanza will also have five state-of-the-art cinemas and a Cyberzone for techie enthusiasts.

For its customers’ convenience and enhanced malling experience, SM City Tanza will have almost 800 slots in its carpark. The new mall will also have public transport terminals for inter-province and inter-region travel, which will further boost tourism and commerce in the area.

SM City Tanza’s project team includes DSGN, Design Consultant; Asya, Architect on Record; RM Cabanela, Construction Management; and Dahn Bager, General Contractor.

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