Greenhills Shopping Center is a shopping centre in the city of San Juan
in the Philippines
. It has over 2,000 stores, and espouses an 'indoor-outdoor' theme, with the Shopping Center having the appearance of several distinct buildings (some separated by a main road) that are all interconnected through pathways and bridges. It hosts a Roman Catholic chapel and a Muslim prayer room. The Shopping Center is bounded by Ortigas Avenue
on the west, Connecticut Street on the south, Club Filipino (also known as McKinley), Eisenhower, and Annapolis streets on the north, and Missouri Street on the east. This mall faces the tip end of Wilson Street.
Greenhills began in the early 1960s. Plans were drawn up to create a fully complemented first class residential community to include schools, churches and what was then the most modern concept for a shopping centre as its centrepiece. Plans for building the Greenhills Shopping Centre began in 1966 following two years of studying some of the World
’s most advanced community development projects. The proposed concept for the Greenhills Shopping Center, modern in every aspect and suited to local conditions, was presented by Architect Juan Nakpil. The concept included a supermarket, a movie house, variety stores, a bowling alley, service shops and restaurants. The Greenhills subdivisions, which cover 197 hectares, provided a ready market for the commercial complex.
V-mall, formerly known as Virra Mall, underwent a 10 month renovation in 2005. Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership (OCLP) used this time period to redesign the mall. The stalls and people selling pirated CDs and DVDs are gone, replaced by stores such as Astrovision and Odyssey, which sell original audio CDs, VCDs, DVDs and selected Blu-Ray titles. Ortigas officials also wanted to show class and regain its old reputation as a centre for computers.
Malls, Restaurant and Supermarket