Quezon City residents will have additional shopping options when Araneta City opens the P3-billion New Gateway mall in the last quarter of 2020.
Rowell Recinto, senior management consultant of the Araneta group, told reporters recently that the New Gateway will provide new offerings to the people to cater to the current tastes and preferences, particularly the millennials.
The eight-story mall will feature the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Novotel Manila, Gateway Tower, Parking Garage South Building, and the soon-to-open ibis Styles Hotel in an integrated development that provides synergies in shopping, dining, entertainment, hospitality, business, amenities, and experiences all tied together by excellent connectivity and access.
“The New Gateway will provide the lifestyle that people are looking for which we did not have before. We will now have places where you can eat, drink and have coffee after watching a concert or any activity in Araneta City,” Recinto told reporters after the topping off ceremony of the New Gateway
He said the Araneta group saw an opportunity in that area as a lot of young people, specifically the millennials who are working in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) companies are pursuing a different lifestyle. “This gives Araneta City extended hours in the night to give what the promenaders need while they are in Araneta City,” he pointed out.
As a result, Araneta City has started extending its operating hours. The establishments that will operate in the New Gateway will be a blend of the old brands and new ones in the apparel and dining sections with the introduction of the new in the apparel and dining sections.
Recinto said local and international brands will populate over 400 shops, and more than 100 restaurants and food choices. The New Gateway will also feature 18 cinemas and a 3,700-square-meters supermarket.
The 190,000-sq-m New Gateway will offer both breadth and depth of choices for fashion and accessories, dining, entertainment, nightlife, leisure and wellness, and gadgets and gaming.
Spiritual requirements will have a place as the New Gateway will put a 500-seat air-conditioned chapel, while a 700-sq-m Atrium will be used for events like product launches, runway shows, performances and many more.
Art aficionados will have a chance to check the latest exhibits at Gateway Gallery and an open-air Topiary Park, an air-conditioned Oasis floating park, and gardens where guests can have their own personal time.
Greater connectivity and footpaths will link the New Gateway to the other areas of Gateway Square and the Araneta City. Araneta City claimed parking is going to be a breeze as Gateway Square will have 3,000 parking slots.
Recinto said Araneta City has still a lot of land bank that can be redeveloped in the future. These are the areas of Shopwise, Farmers Market, and the flower garden near Farmers Market is a lot of areas that can developed. “For example, the Shopwise site is a 2,000-sq-m property which can accommodate many tenants for future vertical developments,” Recinto said.
The New Gateway is conveniently accessible from the metropolis’ main road arteries Edsa, Aurora Boulevard, and P. Tuazon Boulevard in Quezon City, and the MRT 3 and LRT 2. In addition, Araneta City serves as a hub for other transport systems, such as jeepney, UV express, provincial buses and airport shuttle services.