Wanderlust | NCCC Mall opens in Buhangin

NCCC Mall Buhangin, the ninth mall under LTS Malls, Inc.

and its second mall in Davao City, opened yesterday, July 22, along Km 7, Tigatto Road in Davao City’s Buhangin District.
The 18,000 square meter, four-story mall initially opened its supermarket on the ground level and departmant store on the second level.
A mass, followed by the store blessing officiated by Archbishop Romulo Valles and store blessing, was also held earlier that day.

ARCHBISHOP Romulo Valles led the store blessing.

ARCHBISHOP Romulo Valles led the store blessing.

“Davao City has been very good to us. This new mall is our shining new symbol for our love for the city,” said Lafayette Lim, the chief executive officer of NCCC Group of Companies during the program.
Lim also professed their company’s full confidence in the growth and development of the city.
“This is also for our valued customers – it may be more beautiful and elegant but it’s still their NCCC. Something that they can be proud of,” he added.
NCCC matriarch Helen Lim and Philippine First Lady Honeylet Avancena

NCCC matriarch Helen Lim and Philippine First Lady Honeylet Avancena

In his speech, Lim honored his grandparents who started NCCC back in 1978 along Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, and gave their company “integrity and a strong foundation.” He also gave an emotional tribute to his late father, Henry Lim, who “grew NCCC into a caring company that until now continues to be admired and respected”, and his late brother Jayvee Lim who “propelled NCCC to soar to a whole new level”.
Lim also made special mention his younger sibling, NCCC mall president Sharlene Lim “whose iron fist is the only to make it possible for us to open today.”
Facade of the new NCCC Mall Buhangin

Facade of the new NCCC Mall Buhangin

Aside from the new mall’s tenants – a mix of local and global brands, NCCC Mall Buhangin will also have new attractions that will surely lure more patrons within and beyond the city’s northern districts.
“We will be having four 120-seater Dolby Atmos cinemas, set to open between August and September, a first in Mindanao,” said Althea D. Lucas, vice president of LTS Malls Inc.
Dolby Atmos is one of the latest revolutionary audio platforms from Dolby that transforms the cinema experience by creating powerful, moving audio with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.
“NCCC malls have always been known for good cinemas. This is our way of continuing to provide the best cinema experience in Davao,” said Lucas.
The new mall will also have a landscaped rooftop garden with al fresco restaurants and cafe on the fourth level.
To address the burgeoning traffic in that bustling area in Buhangin, Lucas bared that Davao City Transport and Management Office is currently constructing a bypass road that will link Tigatto Road to Diversion Road.
Aside from the Buhangin mall, the NCCC group is set to open a new concept in retail before the year’s end along Mcarthur Highway in Matina.
It will also have a supermarket, department store, Hardware Maxx, Bread Factory, and all other NCCC brands in a 8,000 square meter property.
The Ma-a mall will also be reconstructed with two condominium towers, a partnership with DMCI Holdings, within the next two to three years.
According to Lim, the new mall, along with their other retail developments, is their way of thanking their customers for their patronage over the decades, and their gift to them as the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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