Monday, August 17, 2009
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!