The simple and peaceful town of San Carlos in Pangasinan recently welcomed the grand opening of the San Carlos Town Center and we were there to share in the fun.
A colorful and lively cultural dance entertained the eager and excited towns folk before the actual ribbon cutting led by City Mayor Joseres "Bogs" Resuello and the owner's family led by Mike Guico and their associates and other partners.
The mall was a plan of Mayor Resuello to San Carlenians.
Like any other mall, the Town Center was comprised of food chains, department store, supermarket, play area and hopefully a movie theater. I was informed that the nearest mall theater was located in Dagupan. Quite a distance away.
Once the mall was opened, the huge crowd of overly excited throng of towns folk finally got to enter their latest town center and I was personally happy for them since it is already simple luxury for the people in the proivinces to have their own malls or town centers.
Not all branded stores were open yet since the mall is still in progress. Expect more stores to open in the next few months this 2018.
San Carlos Town Center is located at Rizal Avenue corner Zamora Street.
Mayor Resuello said the city government stands to earn millions in additional revenues once the establishments start operating.
He added he was assured by the mall owners that they will closely observe city ordinances that seek to protect the environment.
Among the VIP guests who graced the grand openiong aside from the city counsellors and mall partners were the pretty winners of Miss San Carlos beauty pageant.
There were also jugglers and clowns who entertained the kids and families. A special mall show likewise featured celebrity clothing endorsers Miguel Tan Felix and Bianca Umali and a mini concert by Silent Sanctuary.
According to Mr. Guico, its very young owner, they opened the town center in time for the holidays and Christmas/New Year festivities where a lot of people were expected to shop and bond with families, friends and relatives.
So the next time you're in San Carlos, in Pangasinan, check out San Carlos Town Center and enjoy a piece of mall adventure in the countryside.
Written by Mars Callo