Ororama Cogon Expansion Now Open

The new expansion of Ororama Cogon, previously occupied by establishments like the old rural bank and After Six tailoring, is now open. It’s a classy upgrade to Ororama’s concrete clad edifice, with half of the expansion covered in tinted glass.

IMG_4679IMG_4681Upon entering the doors, you’ll immediately feel a classier ambiance, a far cry from the dark and tight layout of Ororama stores. All of the floors are covered with granite tiles, which gives off a clean and upscale aura. The ceiling design emphasizes the Ororama core design of orange rounded rectangles.pano pano2 pano From the new entrance, a hallway reminiscent of defunct Ororama Megacenter leads to the food court. New stores will be opening on these hallways.

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The new and improved food court stalls. The new design is more modern and compact, not to mention creatively lighted than before.

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Leading to the second floor, we see a nice new vantage point of JR Borja and Mortola Streets.

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The isles are all painted Ororama orange, and all lighted with tron-style center strips. They took cues from newer department stores and painted the ceilings black, effectively hiding from view the ugly airvents, tubes and wires. Though adding more accents to make the areas brighter would be a welcome addition.

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We see a sample of the new cashier design, which is oddly similar to a few department stores in the city. And very space conscious too. A very welcome addition.

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Elsewhere in the store, nothing much has changed, and isles are still very narrow and cluttered. Work has also seemingly stopped, and it’s safe to assume that they are temporarily stopping construction works to make way for the very busy holiday season. True enough, the entire store is packed especially on weekends.

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We have to give a big shoutout to Ororama Cogon for a surprisingly good renovation effort. We hope to see more improvements come 2014! 🙂