Parkmall's infancy in 2008 entailed many challenges: the Mandaue Reclamation was not yet the busy, commercially rich area as it is today. Jeepney and cab drivers were completely unfamiliar with the newly finished mall.
Did Parkmall even have a chance of survival in this location?
Six years later, Parkmall has overcome the odds and even turned out to be the catalyst for development in the area. We are now celebrating six long years of turning difficulties into opportunities and staying committed to excellence.
"Parkmall was intended to bring back the simplicity of families spending quality time together. " explains Neal Carlson Co, General Manager. "It's about the nostalgia of childhood, playing silly games in the Park, casual picnics outdoors, weekend family get-together over meals."
Architect James Co, Managing Director and the primary designer of Parkmall, created a landscaped garden embracing the mall structure making it the pioneering hybrid mall in Cebu - one of the first open-air lifestyle centers with a shopping facility and the longest al fresco dining strip in the city. Parkmall breathed new life to an abandoned warehouse in Mandaue, incorporating eco-friendly design elements.
"Parkmall has found its niche and we are very happy with what we have accomplished," says Mr. Co. "We are proud what we have stayed true to our core of being a Cebuano mall, with Cebuano values, committed to give a unique experience to our patrons."
We are more than just a business. We are consciously aiming to be a relevant part of the Cebuano community by being a venue for their joys and passions.
So what are we expecting for this month about this month-long anniversary? This October, Parkmall will not just celebrate its anniversary on the 17th, but they will hold on festivities for the entire month. Each week has different campaigns that center on Cebuani lifestyle.
Week 1 - Relaxation
ocotber 1-14 - Flower and Garden Expo
October 3-4 - Celebrating Cebu
October 4 - Media Night : Anniversary celebration and Campaign Relaunch
October 5 - OctoberPets
October 6-12 - Strings: A Guitar Exhibit
October 1-21 - #LoversInParkmall
week 2 - Thanksgiving
October 11 - Pink Pawsitive
October 10-11 - Celebrating Cebu Talents | violin Performance by Aldrin Nino Beltran
Week 3 - Self Indulgence
October 13 - Mechanical Engineering Week
October 13-19 - Indulgence Sale
October 17-18 - Celebrating Cebu Talents | VisPop Concert by Earl Andrei Ornopia and Kenneth Corvera (Freon), Jewel Villaflores and Jerica Teodorico
October 17 - Horror Booth Spooktacular Opening
Week 4 - Festivities
October 24-25 - Celebrating Cebu Talents | Bisrock by Aggressive Audio and Ruthless 7.
October 25 - Pawnshionista , Hyperhalloween, Big Bike Event, Light Up the Sky | LED Balloon Lighting at Parkmall
Indeed, "Life is a walk in Parkmall"