I know that the construction of SM City Sorsogon (Brgy. Balogo or Brgy. Mahingan?, beside the central terminal) is now in full swing, but I didn’t get wind of the opening year until now when I encountered this article.
Once this opens up, the traffic in Brgy. Balogo/Mahingan will surely shoot up – you will have customers coming as far as Bulan (those from the north will go to SM City Legazpi) just like when SM Savemore opened up. Thus, the diversion road will surely come handy during this time. Even then, I am sure that the narrow roads of Sts. Peter and Paul Ville subdivision will be full of passing vehicles to enter the city proper – not today, but in a few years. And normally, when SM mall pops out on a place, small vendors suffer. I am not being a hypocrite (my family purchases most of our stuff from SM), but I am just saying.
Is this progress? Can’t the old be successful with the new?