Property giant Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is set to open its first full-service mall in Valencia City, Bukidnon, on Dec. 12 this year.
This will be RLC’s 51st mall in the country and its seventh in Mindanao, RLC president and CEO Frederick Go said in a statement.
“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.
RLC, a subsidiary of the Gokongwei-led conglomerate JG Summit Holdings, said the new shopping center would be called Robinsons Place Valencia. It is located in Barangay Bagontaas along the busy Sayre Highway.
Go said Robinsons Place Valencia would mainly service residents of Bukidnon who previously had to travel to Cagayan de Oro to access full service malls.
“The mall is seen to also attract residents of nearby towns and cities throughout the province,” he added.
Robinsons Place Valencia will feature local and international retail brands, restaurants, home and lifestyle stores, wellness centers and an IT and “gadgets zone.”
Anchor tenants include Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, Daiso Japan, Robinsons Bank and South Star Drug.
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. —MIGUEL R. CAMUS
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