A Shared History: Ali Mall and SM Cubao

Located at the southeast end of Cubao’s commercial district are a couple of landmarks that seem to have some intertwined history of sorts, sharing a unique history in a place as ever-changing as this area called Cubao. Both have their start in a period that was known as Cubao’s golden age of sorts as it was then known as the premier commercial district in the metropolis, then faced a period of decline and are now going through an age of rejuvenation of sorts as is the area which they are located.


In the midst of all these, it is remarkable to note their resilience in the midst of these changes. Though in the process, both had to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges these changes brought to Cubao. Continue reading