New Ayala mall to open at Cebu’s IT Park

Ryan Macasero
AyalaMalls Central Bloc is the second Ayala mall to open in Cebu City

NEW MALL. AyalaMalls Central Bloc opens in Cebu City. Photo courtesy of Ayala Malls

MANILA, Philippines – A new Ayala mall in Cebu City will be open to the public on Friday, December 6.

AyalaMalls Central Bloc mall, located in Cebu’s IT Park, is part of a two-hectare development that includes a 214-room Seda hotel and 2 office towers.

AyalaMalls said in a press statement, that the development will have at least 45,000 square meters of retail gross leasable area. 

Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella urged the mall’s management to prioritize hiring Cebu City residents to fill its almost 1,000 job openings.

Central Bloc is in the middle of the Cebu’s 27-hectare IT Park, which has become a busy economic center for Cebu’s information technology sector.

IT Park itself was developed by Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Cebu Holdings Incorporated, which is under Ayala land.

The 5-level mall is only Ayala’s second mall in Cebu, after the Ayala Center Cebu, which opened in 1994. The new mall will offer over 200 retail spaces for dining, shopping, wellness, and entertainment. 

Some of the stores to open in the mall include Metro Supermarket, Bench, Leylam Shawarma, Rose Pharmacy, Ayer’s Lechon, and Ding How.

The mall will also feature 4 cinemas, a chapel and a startup business incubator.

The malls tentative opening hours will be from 11 am to 11 pm. –

Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers Cebu and the Visayas for Rappler. He covers all news in the region, but is particularly interested in people stories, development issues and local policy making.