You can tell they spent a lot building this one. In terms of ambiance, they really nailed it. The lighting fixtures scream “So what, electricity bill!” because lights do make a space brighter—making it register well not just in photos but in real life as well. Who doesn’t want the maaliwalas look?
I also like the fact that they used a sophisticated font for all their signages. Thin sans serif fonts = understated elegance.
By the way, their food court has THREE milk tea shops: Gong Cha, Chatime and Tea101. Talk about milk tea heaven. One of my faves, Pepper Lunch Express, is also included in the roster of food court tenants.
It’s big, spacious and has a classy ambiance. Even the parking area is pretty, and that counts a lot. Most of the stores have yet to open, but the mall is really promising. I’ve seen mostly apparel shops, and I am not sure whether there are plenty of service-oriented stores to pop up in the future (500 cd duplication stores and the like, anyone?)
The aircon’s on full blast, so consider wearing a cardigan should you find yourself in this mall. Commuters can alight at LRT-2 Gilmore Station. It’s only a 3-minute walk from the said station. It just looks far but it isn’t really—used to do that during the days of Nestle Creamery. Anyway, there are jeepneys that ply the Aurora Boulevard route if walking isn’t your thing.
Can’t wait to go back and check out the Flavor House!