Monday, August 17, 2009

close, open

a tenant of power plant mall told us that every three years, the mall requires them to renovate their store, whether you're a retailer or a restaurant. so when you see a store covered up with tarpaulin, don't immediately think it closed down; it's probably just undergoing renovation. but when you see a new name plastered in front, then you know na-lugi na yung store :-( it makes us sad when a store doesn't do well and ends up closing shop. like the one that used to occupy this spot: this is the space formerly occupied by lush. by next month, a MAC store will be opening. (o don't get too excited, it's MAC as in makeup, not mac as in apple.) we're not sure if lush in other malls have closed, although we did hear that lush in the philippines "ay sinara na." it must've been difficult (and expensive) to keep in stock merchandise that expires (but can't be eaten)... meanwhile, in another part of the mall, it looks like three shops in a row closed down in order to give way to this huge massimo dutti: this is also on the ground floor, with cole-haan to the left. this is the space occupied by that nondescript shoe store that sold several brands, as well as clothes in the back. but it looks like massimo dutti took up more than that! SSI will soon occupy the whole floor! soon they might open their own mall!

6 comments:

khaz of beautiful things said...

i wish someone would bring h&m and maybe even chanel here

BUDDHA BANANA said...

great! I dont really have to go to greenbelt na haha I'm just a stone throw away from plant..wohoo

Sai said...

Lush still has their stores in Shangri-La and MOA. Siguro kasama din sa policy ng mall ung magpapalit ng lessor (tama b ung term?) after a given period of time. Sa SM madami dn ganun eh, renovation and new tenants.

Sai said...

Lush still has their store at Shangri-La and MOA. Siguro kasama din sa policy ng mall ung new lessor (tama b ung term? or lessee, anyway) or baka di na nare-renew ung leasing contract. Kinda sad to hear this but I think Lush just have to follow the mall's management/leasing policies kaya they were forced to give way to Mac. sa SM madami din ganito eh, siguro kung sino ung makakapagrent ng mas mataas un ang inaapprove or nire-renew parang sa Market! Market! ganun ata eh

Anonymous said...

I actually have a friend who's working with Lush, she said they just have to give way to MAC. Not because they are losing money or having any inventory problems. The closure was an internal business decision that has more to do with MAC's presence in Rockwell. She also added that they're doing good this year as well as in 2008. Their products are very in demand because people nowadays are very health conscious and I believe organic soaps are healthier than the commercial ones which has too many chemicals.

the fash pack said...

thanks for the inside info, anonymous. we realized that it was only the power plant mall branch of lush that closed down. good to know that they're doing well