The 1980s saw the end of the Makati Commercial Center of the old as Ayala begins to transform the area into the complex we know today.
The Ayala Center Story: Part 1 – The Makati Commercial Center
The Urban Roamer begins his new series on the saga of Ayala Center, starting with its beginnings as the Makati Commercial Center.
reminiscing Cubao: when department stores were kings
As was mentioned in a previous entry, Cubao at its height was a premier commercial destination. For casual shoppers and enthusiasts, Cubao was one of the top destinations in mind if you’re looking for variety and great bargains to boot. To give you a good idea of how bustling was Cubao’s shopping activity during its heyday, I would refer you to this customized Google Earth map I made. Here you can see that the department stores (who at the time were the upper echelons of the shopping hierarchy) were located right across or next to each other. You can imagine the chaos if there was a simultaneous sale that will…