Friday, December 26, 2014

Greenhills Shopping Center, Shangri-La Plaza Only Malls Closed on New Year's Day?

Cropped screenshot from the Power Plant Mall website.
I took this photo last December 24.
Is it only this year that malls started opening on December 25 and January 1?  Except for Shangri-La Plaza, which was open on Christmas Day but closed on New Year's Day, it seems that the same malls open on Dec. 25 is also open on Jan. 1. In other words, all the malls except Greenhills and Shangri-La Plaza. Podium, on the other hand, is open on January 1 but closed on New Year's Eve. At least, that's what I understand, since the SM Malls poster says that the sked is same for all malls except as noted. Then it lists SM Megamall, for example, which includes a December 31 sked that's the same as the all malls sked. For Podium, there is only a January 1 sked. Does it mean that Podium has the same sked as the other malls on Dec. 24 and 31, or is it closed?  If the Podium sked is the same as the other malls', would it have been listed?

It's funny how Power Plant's holiday sked did not include January 1.

Another thing that I noticed is that malls don't have someone managing their sites and resort to using Fb to make their holiday announcements e.g. Market! Market. SM Supermalls even has a separate blogspot. Any blogger would know how to operate a wordpress or blogspot site. SM, all you need to do is train someone to update your site--use wordpress, for example, for easy use, then have a committee of approvers. In this Smartphone age, it would be easy to do this.

Also, does Ayala know that when you type Trinoma, you land in SM North EDSA, which claims that Trinoma has been merged with SM North?

Another thing that I realized, while doing this, that the "mall open" sources only refer to Metro Manila. Except Summit Express, which posted photos of each mall group. Not that easy to follow. My former co-agent, Ruby Ochoa, works in an Ayala Mall in Mindanao. Maybe she can tell me about her mall's holiday sked?

While malls have gone from closed to open, BDO has gone the opposite way and will be closed on December 31 and January 1. 6 years ago i. e. 1999, BDO was open on Dec. 31.

Anyway, below is the sked that I've mustered from surfing the mall sites, including their Fb pages.

Mall Dec. 31, 2013 Jan. 1, 2015
Metro Manila
Alabang Town Center 10 am-6 PM 12 noon-9 PM
Araneta Center 10 AM-7 PM 12 noon-10 PM
Araneta Center dining 10 AM-11 PM 12 noon-11 PM
Bonifacio High Street 11 AM-6 PM 12 noon-10 PM
Eastwood Mall dining 11 AM-1 AM 12 noon-11 PM
Eastwood Mall retail 11 AM-11 PM 12 noon-10 PM
Glorietta 11 AM-6 PM 12 noon-9 PM
Greenbelt 11 AM-6 PM 11 AM-9 PM
Greenhills Shopping Center 10 AM-7 PM closed
Lucky Chinatown Mall 9 AM-7 PM 12 noon-10 PM
Market! Market! 11 AM-6 PM 12 noon-9 PM
Power Plant Mall 11 AM-6 PM 12 noon-10 PM
Shangri-La Plaza 10 AM-7 PM closed
SM Aura Premier 9 AM-8 PM 12 noon-10 PM
SM Center Pasig closed? 12 noon-11 PM
SM Jazz Residences 10 AM-7 PM closed?
SM Mall of Asia 12 PM-8 PM 12 noon-11 PM
SM Mezza Residences closed? closed?
SM MOA Entertainment Mall dining tenants 9 AM-1 AM 12 noon-11 PM
SM MOA By the Bay 4 PM-12 midnight 4 PM-12 midnight
SM Megamall 11 AM-11 PM 12 noon-11 PM
SM North EDSA 9 AM-7 PM 12 noon-11 PM
SM Savemore Nagtahan 7 AM-7 PM closed?
The Podium closed? 12 noon-10 PM
SM Marketmall Dasmarinas
Wet and Dry Market closed? 24 hours
Marquee Mall 10 AM-6 PM 12 noon-10 PM
SM Savemore Apalit 8 AM-7 PM closed?
Ayala Center Cebu 10 AM-7 PM 12 noon-9 PM
Cagayan de Oro  
SM City Cagayan de Oro closed? closed?
SM City Davao closed? closed?
SM Lanang Premier closed? closed?
South Cotabato
SM City General Santos City closed? closed?
From their Facebook page.

We will be updating this post as we receive new data.

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