One of the biggest shopping centers in Latin America is under construction in Morelia, leaving everyone in high suspense about what stores and fascinations it will harbor. When all phases are completed, it’s being billed as the largest of its kind in the entire country. Obviously, we’re excited about this new development reigning over the city in a part of town we refer to as the “La Nueva Morelia.” There will be no need for southsiders to venture down the hill for practically anything.
And now Paseo Morelia finally has its own Wikipedia entry.
Montaña Monarca is an ambitious project years in the making, and it will change the face of Morelia, transforming the once-sleepy burgs of Santa Maria de Guido and Jesus del Monte to planned communities and business and vacation destinations, complemented by schools and universities, recreational opportunities, medical facilities, and most important of all — a fantastic mall. Ray Young’s blog, The New Morelia, has some photos and graphics of Montaña Monarca.
What’s in store for the mall rats? On the preliminary list are: Sears, Liverpool, Walmart, Sam’s, Vips, Sanborn’s, a 16-plex Cinemex, Zara, Náutica, Lacoste, Dione, Maringo, Marsel, Dockers, Crabtree & Evelyn, Calzedonia, Sexy Jeans, Lob, Massimo Dutti, Swatch, Bizzarro, McDonald’s, Chilis, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Stanza, Flexi, Devlyn, Mixup, Martí Deportenis, Maskota, A+A, Celtics, and about 120 more. Please, will someone add Superama and Saks Fifth Avenue to this impressive roster of commercial tenants?