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Supplies Station (no website I can find)
Surplus Shop (no website I can find)
Toyworld (no website I can find)
The few seats still left in SM were jam packed today and most of those had uncomfortable no back seating. I remember the good ole days when benches had lots of bench seats with backs inside to make it a great malling experience for everyone.
It's fine to have a beautiful mall but why not make it comfortable for visitors to wait and extend their shopping experience?
CONTACT PHILIPPINE SM CEBU MALL AND ASK THEM TO PROVIDE MORE SEATING WITH BACKS FOR SENIORS AND MAKE THE MALLS A PEOPLE FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU CAN LINGER AND SHOP IN LEISURE RATHER THAN SHOP AND GET OUT.
It makes good sense - both social and business - to cater to what these folks need.
You have to wonder why some mall owners like SM Cebu cannot provide seats benches with backs for the elderly.
I posted the need for SM full back seating over a year ago and nothing has changed. (see my older posting that follows this),
You wonder if SM only wants a sterile environment unclutted with the elderly or a photo perfect mall with their boxes for seats that their designers wanted or they don't want people in their malls waiting...with no benches with backs for the elderly. Update: As of Sunday, July 13, 2014, Ayala Cebu joins the unfriendly mall seating for elderly as they took out most of the benches with backs in the public areas except the parking area. Formerly they had a number of benches for shoppers to rest while waiting for others shopping. They still have more than SM Cebu but it shows a bad trend of having a sterile mall that looks beautiful but is not people friendly for resting except if go to a restaurant. I think it is a bad trend and shows a lack of needs of people sadly. Now there is less choice since they also joined the ranks of few benches for weary shoppers. Ayala has some of the terrible seats with no backs that look pretty but are not friendly for relaxing. Is anybody listening to elderly shoppers needs?
For now, my mum has decided to curtail her visits to bigger malls and opt for outings within the neighbourhood. Older people are largely overlooked in what remains a youth-obsessed consumer marketplace.
In a study on older adults, over two thirds indicated that some malls do not have enough public seating. Reference: http://www.open.ac.uk/hsc/__assets/dh4bwtxdy7tqjqvhe2.pdf
Many older adults in the study found unfriendly spaces encourage older people to get what they need to do as quickly as possible and then get home with no lingering at the mall.
Most restaurants have seats with backs but the mall mostly has stools as if it is doesn't want the older clients who probably have the most money?
And few stools even. There are lots of empty spaces where formerly benches used to be provided in the main hall public space on all floors but no more at SM Cebu. Picture perfect but no comfort for seniors.
SM fails to recognize that many older people have real needs just like the young and seem to be interested in design not comfort and meeting the needs of the elderly in seating in public places.
The resulting sense of alienation leads people to withdraw from the marketplace as they grown older.
I find Ayala Mall still has many benches in the main mall and most of the time many people rest waiting for friends who are shopping as not everyone finishes shopping at the same time.
I was even amazed at Ayala Makati that they had installed a bunch of old fashioned rocking chairs reserved for the elderly wow so thoughtful.
Why has SM Cebu become elderly unfriendly by removing all the benches and no sitting spaces in the main hall for people that wait but must stand at the railings while friends finish their shopping?
Parking area: Does SM think that customers must wait in their cars while waiting for relatives or friends to finish their shopping? Why not provide comfortable benches inside the air conditioned areas for customers or drivers to wait like other malls do? It alienates the richest consumers who idle by standing at the doorway in the air conditioning until everyone is ready. Such inconsideration of SM designers.
Ayala Cebu has lots of benches in the air conditioned part of their mall in the parking area in the lower levels. Convenient for those in cars waiting the rest of their family and meeting place.
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The mall of most American malls are places to take the family and relax while the family shops and gets entertained but in the SM malls in Cebu they have made it fairly hard to find seats with backs anymore for comfortable sitting while waiting in public areas.
SM owners should take note of the elderly and shoppers by bringing back the comfortable seats with backs like most other malls provide for example Ayala provide extensive seating with backs for comfort rather than the uncomfortable box seats SM is now installing. I hope the new mall in SM Seaside will make it truly a fun and comfortable place to wait for family and relax with seats with backs too as malls are made for people to be comfortable and why not the seats too? SM CEBU HAS ELIMINATED MOST PUBLIC SEATING AND PUT THE INSTEAD THE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE BOX SEATS LIKE BELOW. AND MAKE MORE SEATS AVAILABLE FOR RELAXING AND ENJOYING THE MALL EXPERIENCE!
The designers in SM malls are getting carried away with seating boxes with no backs and yes they look beautiful but for the elderly its very uncomfortable!!!
MALLS NEED SEATS WITH BACKS FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED
SEE MY NEW POSTING ON THIS SUBJECT AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED OVER A YEAR LATER SEEMS THEY WANT PHOTO PERFECT MALL PUBLIC AREAS WITH NO PEOPLE SITTING EVEN PARKING AREAS HAVE NO SEATS FOR WAITERS IN AIR CONDITIONING COMFORT...MAYBE THEY DONT WANT ELDERLY SENIORS AND THEIR MONEY?
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THERE SHOPS ARE NOT IN CEBU YET AND WE WANT THEM!!!!! CAN YOU OPEN AN OUTLET IN THIS NEW MALL DEVELOPMENT IN CEBU? http://smcebu.blogspot.com/
The 3rd SM shopping mall in Cebu, next to the newly opened SM Consolacion, the SM Seaside City Cebu will be a 4-level, circular-shaped, world-class retail mall with multiple anchors, including a two-story SM Department Store and SM Hypermart, a five-theater Cineplex and IMAX Theatre, an 18-lane SM Bowling and Amusement Center, and a food court flanking an ice skating rink.
In addition, the mall will have over 800 food and retail shops, including international brands.
From Philippine Star