Soon to rise: Power Plant Mall Angeles in progressive Pampanga

By Amy R. Remo @amyremoINQ

April 27, 2024

It was once a bustling trading post and a major sugar producer—even hailed as one of the wealthiest provinces in the country during the Spanish colonial rule.

Over the last century, however, Pampanga has seen remarkable transformations that allowed it to gain fame beyond its culinary prowess, beautiful heritage structures, and rich history. Today, the province is among the biggest contributors to the regional and national economies.

While agriculture remains part of its flourishing, multifaceted economy, Pampanga is now also being driven by tourism, manufacturing, warehousing, real estate, and commerce, which are helping create more opportunities for further growth and affluence.

Economic boom

This continuing economic boom is aptly reflected in Pampanga’s bustling retail landscape.

Throughout its towns and cities, the historic centers and poblacions of the past have evolved into expansive retail districts, leisure centers, and mall complexes. These showcase a blend of local, national, and global brands tailored to the discerning tastes of Kapampangans, who are renowned for their appreciation of luxury and quality.

Pampanga has indeed become a thriving economic center with exciting retail destinations that offer a unique blend of local charm and international flair. Its strategic location—two hours from Metro Manila and a gateway to the other thriving economies of Central Luzon—has made it an attractive destination for businesses looking to tap into the burgeoning market in the north, and for consumers seeking quality products and services.

It should be noted, though, that many of these retail destinations were built not just by the more established national property developers, but even by the town’s most prominent families, who sought to make a difference in their communities.Iconic establishment

In Angeles City for example, the Nepomuceno clan, under the visionary leadership of Juan and Teresa Nepomuceno, built in 1968 the Nepo Mart Commercial Complex.

This iconic establishment—known today as Nepo Center—remains an important central fixture in this city, as it is home to retail hubs like Nepo Mall, Newpoint Mall, Nepo Mart, and Nepo Quad; three office buildings, eNtec1, eNtec2 and Angeles Business Center; as well as offices for the family’s power distribution business.

As investment opportunities abound in Pampanga, established and emerging retail developers and players are capitalizing on the growing demand for high quality shopping experiences.

Rockwell at Nepo Center

Among them is Rockwell Land, which has partnered with the Nepomuceno family, through Juan D. Nepomuceno Realty, to build the first Rockwell Center outside Metro Manila.

Through the 4.5-hectare Rockwell at Nepo Center, this upscale developer is bringing to Angeles its distinct vision and renowned signature lifestyle. This highly exclusive community will soon be home to high end mid-rise condominium projects; prime commercial spaces and offices; sprawling verdant landscapes; and the first Power Plant Mall outside Rockwell’s flagship development in Makati City.

Fresher and finer choices, spread across 30,000 sqm of retail spaces, are now coming to Pampanga through Power Plant Mall Angeles. From high end fashion and specialty stores, supermarkets, health and beauty boutiques, home and leisure concepts, to essential services and dining options, the Power Plant Mall Angeles will ensure an exceptional selection befitting discerning Kapampangans.

Supporting Pampanga’s growth

Besides offering a highly coveted, prestigious address in Pampanga, Rockwell at Nepo Center is also poised to support the continuing growth of Pampanga’s economy.

Quality jobs are seen to be generated by this community, from the construction of the different structures here, up to the expected entry of local and foreign retail brands, office locators, businesses, and residents in Rockwell at Nepo Center.

The Power Plant Mall Angeles alone will contribute to Pampanga’s vibrancy and dynamism. Besides offering retail spaces, this up-and-coming mall will also be offering new “investment products” tailored for investors looking to seize opportunities and capitalize on the growth momentum not only of Angeles, but of Pampanga as well.

After all, Pampanga boasts of a robust economy, a strategic location, and strong purchasing power among residents, which all create a compelling environment for investment and growth.

Rockwell promise

On top of these, mall patrons and investors will also get to enjoy the famed “Rockwell promise” of safety and security, quality infrastructure, convenience, exceptional property management, and remarkable customer service, which will make Power Plant Mall Angeles a hallmark of luxury, sophistication, and leisure in progressive Pampanga.

There is no doubt that the Power Plant Mall Angeles, set to open in 2027, will redefine and further elevate the retail landscape in Central Luzon, bringing with it the promise of a richer, more refined, and more immersive mall experience.