After months of meticulous planning, building, and waiting, Liberty City Center and Ayala Mall Legazpi had finally unveiled its glorious structure to the constituents of the province. From the eager faces of the public to the nervous yet excited executive committees of the two malls, all was set into motion as it had its Grand Opening on April 19, 2016. The gates of the building were crowded by people from all walks of life ready to take shopping to the next level with the opening of LCC Supermarket and LCC Department Store 3rd and 4th floor with its mouth-watering products and eye-candies merchandise, and the new specialty shops and stores of Ayala Mall. Surely, all the waiting was worth it.
The grand launch was formally started with the Holy Mass presided by Bishop Joel Z. Baylon, together with Msgr. Ramon Tronqued, Fr. Joy Barga, Fr. Paul Ocfemia, and Fr. Pau Barandon of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish. The appearance of the Tan family, headed by the CEO and COO of LCC, Mr. Antonio S. Tan and Mr. Romeo S. Tan respectively, the President of Ayala Land Inc., Mr. Bernard Vincent O. Dy and Vice President & Head of Ayala Malls Group, Ayala Land, Inc., Rowena M. Tomeldan had the audience feel even more enthusiastic. The CEO of LCC, Mr. Antonio S. Tan gave an inspiring speech on extending a helping hand to the less fortunate through the jobs and opportunities given by commercial centers. He talked about how the people wanted a taste of something, and that this something is LCC. Mr. Bernard Vincent O. Dy, President of Ayala Land Inc. also delivered a speech and hoped that the Ayala Mall would be patronized. Gov. Joey S. Salceda noted that true service comes from sharing and giving. Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal applauded the two business institutions by saying that Legazpi improved so much because of their contributions to infrastructures. Present also at the event were the Head of different Banks, Station Managers and Journalists from different Local Media institutions.
The grand launch was even more highlighted with the cracking of the pili by the head bosses of LCC and Ayala Mall, Gov. Joey Salceda and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal. It was an astounding moment because inside the giant pili was a replica of the buildings of Liberty City Center and Ayala Mall, a representation of the strong bond and friendly partnership between the commercial centers.
After the momentous event, everyone gathered at The Concourse Legazpi to have a sumptuous lunch. Truly, the grand opening will become an avenue of new opportunities and a variety of fresh choices.