SM City Cagayan de Oro is now undergoing a major facelift. Although the renovation and facelift project was known a couple of years back, it was just late last year that the SM City management started some works inside the mall by replacing the floor tiles, and re-coloring of the balcony around the mall’s atrium. All activities were made after mall hours so as not to disrupt mall operations.

Now, work has shifted to the mall’s exteriors with some metal cladding replacement.

The mall’s options are limited because it is confined to the 5-hectare lot within Pueblo de Oro. Nevertheless, it still draws the expected crowd on weekdays and its being a weekend mall is still sustained though.

Despite the project, I still believe SM has to do something dramatic or drastic with the scheduled opening of Centrio in the downtown area and the on-going expansion of Limketkai Mall. What draws the crowd really is accessibility and convenience.

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