SM CDO Downtown Premier is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro. It is a 5-level, 177,743.21 square meter mall located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Streets. There is also a prime office space of eight floors in the future BPO tower.
Worried about flooding? SM CDO Downtown Premier is said to be equipped with Rainwater Catchment System – it’s a basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep. It can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water. The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. With that worry off your list – let’s get back in SM. 😛
SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area. The five floors includes The SM Store and SM Supermarket which are its major retail anchors, as well as the SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express. The mall will also have hundreds of stores – fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.
Global brands are also there like Forever 21 (now open), Uniqlo (opens on June 30!), Miniso, The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.
For foodies, outdoor dining will enliven the street with restaurant balconies available on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall with wide variety of food choices and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants. Foodies will surely love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants which I’ve personally tried and would recommend – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Damaso, Hanabel’s, and Hungry Plate. For desserts or just a quick healthy munch or gulp – I would recommend Fruitfull. I have still yet to explore these homegrown restaurants: Ribs and Bibs, Chez Marie, Salo Salo sa Panagatan, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos. Here’s a video of the Food Hall a day before the opening:
SM CDO Downtown Premier Food Hall – a day before the opening.
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Posted by Rosanna Lim on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
For the Java lovers – Starbucks is at the ground floor near the C.M Recto entrance, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the Supermarket Entrance. I remember there’s Dunkin Donuts too. I haven’t explored the whole mall yet! Will update this list soon.
For film/movie buffs, SM Cinema CDO Downtown Premier have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema. Here’s the preview of Cinema 3 taken a day before the opening:
SM Cinema CDO Downtown Premier Cinema 3 a day before the opening.
Posted by Rosanna Lim on Thursday, May 11, 2017
For customer convenience, it has a parking building with 1,500 slots and a Sky Garden with lush landscaping. SM CDO Downtown Premier’s design team includes DSGN & Associates, Design Architect; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, Architect on Record, and DA Abcede & Associates, Construction Managers.