Bonifacio High Street

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Bonifacio High Street is an upscale business and commercial area located on 5th Avenue in Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines. It opened in March 2007.

This area is walking distance from other shopping areas in Fort Bonifacio, such as Serendra and Market! Market!. Its tenants include different international companies and both local and international restaurants and retail establishments, particularly those that are high-end. For instance, some of the fashion boutiques found here include Benetton, Big & Small Co., Calvin Klein, Charles & Keith, G Force Oakley, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Nine West, Philosophy, Rudy Project, and Von Dutch outlets. The businesses with offices here are quite varied, from an eye center to a pre-school to multi-national corporations.

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Physical description

The space is a kilometer long and features low-rise buildings housing different types of establishments. A variety of restaurants and stores can be found on the ground floor level while the corporate offices occupy the floor above at the main boulevard blocks. The offices vary in size starting from as small as 70 square meters to up to 800 square meters, which is equivalent to one block.

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Based on a Main Street, USA concept of an area conducive to both work and leisure, the area was deliberately designed to be similar in atmosphere to the California shopping zones Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and The Grove in Los Angeles.

The open central space of Bonifacio High Street

Bonifacio High Street is a relaxing place to go to as it features plenty of green open spaces, is pedestrian friendly, has plenty of parking space, and is relatively traffic-free. Apart from locals, foreigners and expatriates are particularly attracted to Bonifacio High Street due to its many world-class stores, restaurants, and other establishments. Its weekday crowd of shoppers and promenaders when it first opened was approximately 6,000 to 7,000 while the weekend crowd reached crowd reached up to 16,000.

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