Robinsons Land chooses Capiz as site of 8th mall in Visayas
Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. is expanding its presence in the Visayas by putting up its eighth mall in Roxas City, Capiz.
RLC has announced plans to build a two-level commercial mall with a total gross floor area of 40,100 square meters and more than 700 parking slots. This will be the first full-service mall in the province.
It will be located at the northern portion of Pueblo de Panay, an emerging commercial development in Barangay (village) Lawaan of Roxas City.
Robinsons Place Roxas is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2013.
“RLC continues to be bullish about the growth prospects of the Visayas region and the construction of a new mall in Capiz is an affirmation of our commitment to the region’s economic growth,” RLC president Frederick Go said in a statement.
Go noted that the new mall would contribute significantly to the growth of the local economy through the employment of several thousand people during the construction and operational stages, as well as the increase in the revenues of the city.
The area where the mall will rise is a master-planned community development named after the historic town of Panay, Capiz. The new mall will occupy 75,000 sqm of land area fronting Pueblo de Panay’s main road.
The 150-hectare Pueblo de Panay is envisioned to be within easy access to residents and visitors since part of the property has been donated for the construction of a new Roxas City police station. The provincial government of Capiz is also planning to relocate the congested Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, while the city government will also relocate its jeepney and bus terminals to Pueblo de Panay.
Robinsons Place Roxas will be within minutes from the city proper and very close to a host of commercial, economic and socio-civic activities.
The planned mall will have an assortment of boutiques, popular fastfood and quick-service restaurants, an amusement center, a food court, and an al fresco dining area. Robinsons Movieworld will also operate four digital cinemas, including a 3D cinema. Its anchor tenants will include Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Handyman and Robinsons Appliance Center.
RLC’s commercial center portfolio in the Visayas includes Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Cybergate Bacolod, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Robinsons Fuente Osmeña, Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, Robinsons Place Dumaguete and Robinsons Place Tacloban.
The property developer now has 30 malls with the recent opening of Robinsons Place Pangasinan. Expected to open within the next three months are Robinsons Place Palawan and Robinsons Magnolia.
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