Built in 1991, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall recently welcomed a two-storey expansion named il Centro. Measuring 50,000 square meters, the complex features specialty shops, dining outlets, hardware and appliance stores, medical and dental clinics, and a fitness gym.
Unlike its parent mall, which caters to the mid-affordable market, Il Centro is pegged to capture the upscale segment in the neighborhood. Located in the five-tower residential enclave dubbed Sta. Lucia Residence, Il Centro is designed as a lifestyle mall with a contemporary vibe, equipped with high ceilings, sunroofs, and high-end brand names. Developer and operator Sta. Lucia Land (SLI) intends for the expansion to bring the local community up to date with the latest retail trends, and to provide opportunity and space for upscale retailers to place a stake in the surrounding districts of Pasig, Antipolo, Marikina and Cainta, according to Paul Michael Robles, SLI’s vice president for sales.
"With 9,000 square meters of leasable space, il Centro showcases a unique mix of lifestyle, retail and service establishments that uplifts the image of a once staid and convenient shopping complex into a vibrant, trendy community," issued Robles.
"The Sta. Lucia Mall complex has the highest foot traffic of all the commercial centers in the area, and we expect the numbers to increase now that we have brands to cater to the high end market," continued Robles. "This makes il Centro the best bet for retailers who are looking to tap into the growing market of the East."