Following the opening of Robinsons Place Ormoc and SM Center Ormoc in 2018, Cebu-based retailer Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. is set to open a store in Ormoc City.
Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez welcomed the officials of the biggest retailer company in the Visayas when the group paid him a visit earlier this year. At the time, Metro Gaisano executives presented their future investments in the city.
On Monday, representatives of Metro Gaisano returned to the City of Beautiful People to discuss their plans again with 4th District of Leyte Representative Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez, Mayor Richard, Vice Mayor Toto Locsin, Jr., and some members of the city council.
Based on the photos shared by the Ormoc City Government page, Metro Gaisano Ormoc will rise in the Ormoc City public market area. It was revealed that the proposed mall would utilize the existing two-storey buildings, and a new structure will be built in between.
The existing parking area on the second floor of Building 2 will be still utilized as the mall’s parking area. The operation of Metro Gaisano Ormoc is expected to create more jobs opportunities and generate livelihood.
No details about its possible opening date have been made public yet. However, construction might start before the year ends.
Metro plans to open 50 to 70 new stores in the next five years. Most of these stores would rise in the Visayas area.
Aside from the upcoming Metro Gaisano Ormoc, there are two other Gaisano-owned shopping malls in Ormoc City – Gaisano Riverside and the upcoming Gaisano Capital in Aviles Street.