Monday, May 28, 2007

The new ayala mall (trinoma)

Photo taken by Fred

Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. unveiled the newest and one of the biggest shopping complexes and inter-modal transport depots in the country today, TriNoma (Triangle North of Makati) last April 25, 2007, 11 AM at the mall’s ground floor activity center.
Ayala Land President Jaime Ayala along with other top executives of Ayala Land and TriNoma Board of Directors invited Quezon City officials and friends to be the first to experience the amenities of TriNoma, which shall open to the public in May this year.
Mayor Belmonte complemented and affirmed TriNoma’s premiership among the major business establishments in the City. The Mayor noted that TriNoma is considered as a landmark project in the last six years of his administration and is a great leap, an overview of major economic developments to come in the next three years. He adds that TriNoma will exert a tremendous impact on the Central Business District Development Project being worked out by the local government along with other major stakeholders such as the World Bank, to transform Quezon City’s North and East Triangle areas into the most active and effective business destination in the country.
“Because of TriNoma, more developments are expected to take place as the competition becomes tighter for businesses in this area… TriNoma will pull people to come to Quezon City and partly, it shall define Quezon City,” observed Mayor Belmonte who was guest of honor in TriNoma’s unveiling ceremonies.
According to Mr. Jaime Ayala, TriNoma shall also serve as a catalyst in generating employment and opening career advancement opportunities for the people in Quezon City.Agreeing with the statement earlier made by Mr. Jaime Ayala, Mayor Belmonte said that TriNoma is in a terrific location. Accessible through three of the City’s major thoroughfares: EDSA, North and Mindanao Avenue, and interconnected railways, Quezon City through TriNoma will invite more people in the City. Mayor Belmonte recognized Ayala as a major driving force in transforming the cityscape, making mention of other Ayala projects in Quezon City such as the UP-Ayala Science & Technology Park, which is eyed as the local counterpart of the United States’ Silicon Valley.
“For three straight years, Quezon City was the awarded as the most business-friendly city. Rest assured that Quezon City is and shall continue to be friendly to business because business stirs up economic activity, bringing more developments to our City,” Mayor Belmonte said.
Establishing its lead in innovative and streamlined customer care, TriNoma promises to offer a wide array of services as an intermodal transport hub and convergence point in northern Metro Manila, connecting some metro light rail systems and major drop off points.
Landmark was noted by Mr. Jaime Ayala in his welcome address as a major player of TriNoma, claiming to have built the best supermarket and department store in the country.
Flagship stores of the most popular local and foreign product brands are also housed in TriNoma, most of which are the largest of all their branches in the country. The more than one-hectare park at the mall’s fourth level offers a unique dining and recreation experience as it merges food and recreation shops with an outdoor garden, beautifully landscaped to match both high end and popular markets.
Timezone TriNoma branch is the largest of any of their branches in the Philippines, 50% bigger than the next biggest Timezone. Indeed, a great attraction to everyone especially arcade and virtual gaming enthusiasts.
TriNoma also boasts of its world-class movie houses, entertainment and activity centers. It shall also house 550 retail store choices in its 195,000-square meter gross leasable area, with provisions for a 3,500 parking space capacity.
The short presentation-briefing on TriNoma, described the mall’s four levels. On the first level are the largest and most popular local commercial centers and shops as well as an activity center for events.
On the second floor are the Sports Zone, IT Zone, and a wide spectacle of foreign shops. On the third level is the largest TimeZone in the country along with a sophisticated Home Zone, Wellness Zone, and Kids Zone. On top of everything is the more than one-hectare garden park merged with dining and recreation functions. The open area enables the customers to enjoy the view of the cityscape.
The Mayor along with Quezon City Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista, Business Permits and Licensing Office Chief Pacifico Maghacot, Jr., and Ayala Land President Jaime Ayala handed over to the store holders their merchant’s certificate.
Also present in the gracing of TriNoma were Representatives Bingbong Crisologo, Nanette Castelo-Daza, and Annie Susano, Councilors Ariel Inton, Jun Ferrer, Jorge Banal, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Dante De Guzman, Wency Lagumbay, and candidate for city councilor Vincent Belmonte.
From the City’s bureaucracy witnessing the event were Adviser to the Mayor Dr. Manuel Alba, Special Assistant to the Mayor Victoria Loanzon, City Treasurer Dr. Victor Endriga, City Engineer Joselito Cabungcal, and Public Affairs and Information Services Office Chief Greg BaƱacia.

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