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FESTIVE Walk Mall, Megaworld’s first and biggest lifestyle mall in Visayas and Mindanao, recently unveiled the much-awaited Marketplace by Rustan’s – the first ever branch of the popular supermarket chain in the entire Western Visayas.
Gracing the event were Rustan’s Supercenters Inc Acting Chief Executive Officer Arlene Aldaba along with Vice President for Non-Food Merchandising Kerwin Legarde, and Megaworld Lifestyle VP Tefel Pesigan-Valentino.
Joining them were Iloilo City Mayor Joe Espinosa III, Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, Sarah Opolencia-Peña, Felipe Uygonco, Councilor Candice Tupas, Miss Dinagyang 2018 Demir Patria Jainga, and Atty. Suzette Mamon.
The guests enjoyed the long array of sumptuous cocktails served by Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing.
Located inside Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park, the upscale supermarket will be the newest supermarket chain to open inside the Festive Walk Mall Annex compound, which will offer an extensive range of international and gourmet selections and other premium products.
“The expansion of Festive Walk Mall is a testament to our commitment to bring our pioneering lifestyle mall experience to Ilonggos. Festive Walk Mall Annex is designed to add more variety in terms of choices, while bringing utmost convenience to our mall patrons,” VP-Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Tefel Pesigan-Valentino said.
Hailed as Iloilo’s ‘most beautiful mall,’ Festive Walk Mall recently won the Retail Category at the 2018 FIABCI-Philippines Property and Real Estate Excellence Awards.
The mall, which recently opened the first in-mall chapel in Iloilo at its own vertical green space called The Deck at the third level, was also awarded the Highly Commended Award for ‘Best Retail Architectural Design’ at the 2018 Philippines Property Awards last May – the first for any mall in the whole of Western Visayas.
Festive Walk Mall is Megaworld’s 17th lifestyle mall in the country. Among the flagship malls under the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls brand include Uptown Mall in Uptown Bonifacio, Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill, Southwoods Mall in Southwoods City, and Eastwood Mall in Eastwood City.