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Industria offers fresh perspective to retail spaces.

The retail industry is booming, and even as a number of huge malls have already taken up spaces in cities all over the country, new shopping arenas are expected to open soon.

Of those currently in development, Industria along Calle Industria, Quezon City, has all the makings of a lively shopping and lifestyle destination. Featuring 14,000-sqm of pure retail space, this P400-million venture is by Ortigas & Company, whose track record of thriving retail centers include Tiendesitas, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Ortigas Center, and Greenhills Shopping Center.

As such, Industria is not a typical retail establishment. Industria touts itself as a hip retail solution for a young, edgy, and artistic market yearning for alternative places to shop, dine, and be entertained.

Industria is situated right at the center of a residential community, Circulo Verde - a 10-hectare development home to a growing number of residents in the Majorca, Ibiza, and Seville Residences, as well as Circulo Verde Garden Homes.

"Industria is meant to become Circulo Verde's neighborhood center, in the same way Greehills Shopping Center became the go-to place for residents of the Greenhills subdivisions. There are a couple of ready-for-occupancy units within these towers and there also two new coming up -- Lleida Tower and Avila," said Joey Santos, GM of Real Estate Division, Ortigas & Co.

"Industria is one of the reasons why living in this community can be exciting," he said.

A neighborhood grocery, unique gastronomic concepts, a fitness center, weekend markets and arts and craft fairs are among the many places of interest of this modern indoor-outdoor retail concept.

Markus Patisserie and Bistro, Omori Curry, The Washery, and Cambridge Child Development Center are among Industria's pioneer tenants.

While Industria was designed to cater to the families and tenants of Circulo Verde, the retail development is expected to draw crowds looking for a fresher shopping and lifestyle experience.


Facade of Industria

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Title Annotation:Property
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Nov 11, 2015
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