Harrison Plaza opened in 1976 was the main present-day shopping center in the Philippines after the opening of Ali Mall. The shopping center was based on the site of Harrison Park and Ermita Cemetery. For a long time, somewhere in the range of 1982 and 1984, the shopping center was covered for remodels. When it was revived to the general population in 1984, the shopping center highlighted a film, delight rides, Jai alai fronton site (until it was changed over to SM Hypermarket in the 2000s), wellspring and an inn during the 1990s. It was tied down by the nation’s significant Department Store chains like SM Department Store and Rustan’s.
Since the New Millennium to the present, Harrison Plaza has kept on getting an ever-increasing number of grapples like True Value Hardware and Shopwise. Presently, Harrison Plaza houses over 200 shops and administrations.
In June 2016, it was accounted for that SM Prime Holdings is wanting to contribute ₱39.44 billion to redevelop the shopping center and plans to set up business procedure re-appropriating workplaces and private towers in the Harrison Plaza complex. The firm is banding together with the regional legislature of Manila which will have monetary enthusiasm from the redevelopment venture.
In April 2018, SM Prime Holdings was concluding an arrangement to purchase out the Martel family from its agreement with the City of Manila to create and oversee Harrison Plaza. Since the strip mall needed redevelopment and lingered behind adjacent shopping centers including Ali Mall, SM Prime Holdings intends to manufacture another strip mall with private apartment suite above it. Anyway, the Martel’s agreement would terminate by 2020 or 2022.