The City of Cebu earned its prestigious title of being the Queen City of the South because of its empowered commercial and cultural arena, among many other sources of pride. For majority of the urban population, the opening of Ayala Center Cebu marked a significant boost in the City’s industry.
Ayala Corporation opened Ayala Center Cebu to the public in November 1994. Since then, it has become a premier shopping destination. From just about 24 tenants to begin with, the mall now has over 300 businesses in place. Among numerous stalls and boutiques found inside the mall, Metro Gaisano occupies the largest space. The Metro Gaisano department store and supermarket takes up six stories of Ayala Center Cebu. Rustan’s also has a department store and supermarket situated within the mall’s premises. National Bookstore also has a branch inside Ayala Center Cebu. Among the many boutiques and shops present in the malls are Nike, Manels, Artwork, Blue Magic, Penshoppe, Bench, Human, Oxygen, and Odyssey.
Ayala is not only for shoppers. The mall also showcases a variety of food choices, from random food stalls scattered about the area to established fine-dining restaurants. The mall unveiled a new and improved food and beverage strip last October 30, 2008. “The Terraces," as it is fondly dubbed, transformed what used to be a mosquito- and lovers-infested lagoon area to a vibrant strip with landscaping and water fountains. Among the many occupants of The Terraces are: Bread Talk, Pancake House, TGIF, Lemon Grass, Laguna Garden Café, Shakey’s, Yellow Cab, Vanille, Roma Mia, Don Henrico’s, Hukad, Sunburst, Fully Booked, Postrio, Bigby’s, La Tegola, Gerry’s Grill, Big Mao, Casa Verde, Bistro Ecila, Roma Mia, Mooon Café, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Gloria Jean’s, Bo’s Coffee, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Gelatissimo.
There have been countless changes that improved the mall’s features and facilities as it continues to cater to the continually changing needs and tastes of the Cebuano community and the increasing number of tourists. Among these are the improvements done with Timezone and the four cinemas, which are located in the uppermost floor of the mall along with the Fitness First gym.
Ayala Center Cebu is located at the Cebu Business Park, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City. For inquiries, you may contact them at (032) 516-2035 or send a text message to their mobile concierge by texting AYALAMALLS and sending it to 2948. You may also e-mail them at [email protected] or you can visit their Web site at www.ayalamalls.com.ph