Being a mall lover, I became excited when I first heard the news about the installation of an Ayala Mall here in Davao. It will be called Abreeza, which is touted as an eco-friendly shopping destination and business park.
Abreeza will carry brand new stores that Davaoenos will enjoy for the first time locally. What I am most excited about is the arrival of Starbucks (FINALLY!). Other food joints to be hosted by Abreeza are Bread Talk, Cafe Laguna, Italianni’s, Lemon Grass and TGIF.
I’m also happy that Fully Booked is putting up its shelves in the city. I believe it stocks the most number of book titles in the widest array of genres. I hope Power Books decides to come to our shores next, because this will definitely increase the number of bookworms in Davao.
Meanwhile, clothing and fashion stores to debut in Abreeza are Aldo, Celio, Hot Flops, Lucerne, New York 101, Pedro, Promod, Store Specialties, Inc., XOXO, and Zara.
Abreeza is slated to operate on May 2011, while construction of its second level will continue until the end of that year.