“Great things are going to happen with GT” – this is the promise of Mr. Allan Ryan Tan, Vice President for Real Estate and Land Development of GT Town Center as the long awaited mall opened in Pavia earlier today, July 19. The commercial mall is the first phase of the town project, which will be later followed by the business process outsourcing (BPO) companies and business units, then by the residential development in the succeeding phases. The project is spearheaded by mall architect Hubert Co and the entire GT Town project by the famous urban planning group, Palafox Associates.
A vision of work, play, and green living spaces. Prior the official opening date of GT Town Center, guests and tenants were given a preview of GT Town Center Pavia as well as the latest plans in the GT Town development by the International Builders Corporation (IBC). Guests were also treated to a program and cocktails hosted by Ms. Giselle Sanchez. The mall will feature local entrepreneurs, all home grown Ilonggo businesses, to help and promote the local enterprise. It was a conscious decision of the GT Town Center Pavia team to make sure that local businesses are prioritized. It will not compete with foreign brands to assure great finds to the public. The mall will house a supermarket, a department store, an appliance store, a medical and diagnostic center, fashion and jewelry stores, party needs, printing shops, restaurants and cafes, spa and salons, pharmacies, optical shops, and government services (SSS, LTO, etc). The mall will also have a park, still under construction, to cater to the public. Trees will not be uprooted but, rather, preserved. The idea of a Green Town at GT included waste management and waste water treatments.
Future of GT Town Center. Mr. Alfonso “Ponso” Tan, the founder and father of IBC, informed the visitors that he will open 20 GT malls – and he has 18 more malls to go. Also, as mentioned, the commercial mall is just the first phase of the town project. The Town Center will have BPO companies and business units in the next phase, followed by the residential development. The GT campaign plays on the word GT, which was coined to honor the Go-Tan grandparents, parents of Mr. Alfonso Tan, and grandparents of Mr. Allan Ryan Tan – all whom have migrated from China, raised their family in Iloilo, and grew their businesses in the city. This project is a testament of hard work – and evidence to the booming development and progress in Iloilo.
Shoppers during the grand opening of GT Town Center
Mr. Allan Ryan Tan, Vice President for Real Estate and Land Development of GT Town Center
List of tenants at GT Town Center Pavia
Mass held a day before the official opening day
Homegrown brand LoCo
Chefs and Bakers
Tenants at the second floor
Tenants at the ground floor
GT Town Center Food Hub
Dona Gracia Cafe + Restaurant
IBuy Department Store, yet to open
Statlab Medical and Diagnostic Center
GT Town Center Pavia is located at Fernando Lopez Avenue Road, Ungka 2, Pavia, Iloilo. Mall hours are from 9am to 9pm. For leasing and events inquiries, contact the General Manager/Operations Manager at 09176338746 or 09498894537.
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