Robin­sons opens 7th mall in Min­danao

The Philippine Star - - BUSINESS - IRIS GONZALES

Robin­sons Land Corp., the prop­erty de­vel­op­ment arm of the Gokong­wei group, is ex­pand­ing its mall foot­print in the south­ern part of the Philip­pines.

RLC pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Fred­er­ick Go said the com­pany would open its first full ser­vice mall in Va­len­cia City.

“Robin­sons Place Va­len­cia is our 51st mall na­tion­wide and our 7th in Min­danao. We will con­tinue to open more malls in ar­eas that have strong un­der­served mar­ket de­mand and where we can be a cat­a­lyst for eco­nomic growth,” Go said.

The move is part of the com­pany’s strat­egy to be­come the first ma­jor op­er­a­tor to ven­ture into emerg­ing eco­nomic hubs.

Robin­sons Place Va­len­cia comes on the heels of RLC’s suc­cess­ful open­ing of malls in other parts of Min­danao. These in­clude Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Gen­eral San­tos, Bu­tuan, Tagum and Ili­gan cities.

“With the open­ing of Robin­sons Place Va­len­cia, peo­ple from Bukid­non need not travel to Cagayan de Oro or Davao for a com­plete shop­ping, en­ter­tain­ment and din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” Go said.

Lo­cated in Barangay Bagontaas, the three-story Robin­sons Place Va­len­cia sits on an eight-hectare lot along the busy Sayre High­way.

The mall has a sprawl­ing struc­ture over three floors with a mix of na­tional re­tail­ers, global brands and lo­cal busi­ness.

Af­fil­i­ates Robin­sons Depart­ment Store, Robin­sons Su­per­mar­ket, Robin­sons Ap­pli­ances, Handy­man, Daiso Ja­pan, Robin­sons Bank, and South Star Drug will be the an­chor ten­ants.

Shop­pers will have dif­fer­ent choices among the mall’s fash­ion and sport­ing bou­tiques, Home and Lifestyle stores, as well as its IT and Gad­gets Zone while there is a health and well­ness cen­ter for pam­per­ing and amuse­ment cen­ters for kids.

The mall will also of­fer a wide ar­ray of din­ing op­tions in­clud­ing fast­food and ca­sual din­ing restau­rants, cof­fee shops, a food gallery and nov­elty food shops.

“The mall is seen to also at­tract res­i­dents of nearby towns and cities through­out the prov­ince,” Go said.

Go said Va­len­cia is at­trac­tive be­cause of its boom­ing econ­omy.

Since at­tain­ing city­hood in 2001, Va­len­cia City in Bukid­non is see­ing rapid de­vel­op­ment matched by its solid eco­nomic growth. It is rec­og­nized as Bukid­non’s cen­ter of trade and com­merce due to its strate­gic lo­ca­tion right in the heart of Min­danao.

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