Robinsons set to build 34th mall in Isabela
MANILA, Philippines—Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. is set to build its 34th mall in the country – a three-storey full-service mall in Santiago City, Isabela, which will debut by September next year.
In a press statement on Friday, RLC said the construction of Robinsons Place Isabela – which would have a gross leasable area of about 26,200 square meters – would solidify its mall network in northern Philippines. It will be among the five new malls to be opened by RLC in 2013.
The full-service mall will be built on a 4.2-hectare lot in Barangay Mabini and is strategically located along the Maharlika Highway. It will have a gross floor area of 38,725 square meters.
Santiago City is considered the center of commerce and trade in Isabela and home to thousands of business enterprises as well as numerous banks, educational institutions and manufacturing companies, RLC said.
The city also houses some of the biggest and highly equipped hospitals in the region. Agriculture was noted as main source of livelihood and the main crops are palay, corn, high value fruits, and vegetables. The city is the trading station for grains and other agricultural crops coming from Ifugao, Kalinga, Quirino, Nueva Viscaya and other parts of Isabela.
RLC general manager for commercial centers division Arlene Magtibay said Robinsons Place Isabela would house a two-level Robinsons Department Store and a Robinsons Supermarket at the ground level as its anchor tenants. She said the upcoming mall would likewise feature Robinsons Appliance Center and Handyman as well as an Amusement Center and four all-digital cinemas with a combined seating capacity of more than 1,000.
Robinsons Place Isabela also promises to host the most popular fashion and specialty shops, quick service restaurants, casual dining outlets, a food court and service shops.
“With accessibility as a primary design consideration, the development provides for a tricycle terminal, a jeepney terminal and a bus lay-by,” RLC said, adding this would also have parking slots that can accommodate 640 cars and 900 motorcycles.
Robinsons Land is currently operating 32 shopping malls nationwide. Earlier this year, the property developer opened three malls in Pangasinan, Palawan and Quezon City.
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