Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is excited to announce the opening of its upcoming second full-service mall in Leyte and its twelfth development project in the entire Visayas region – Robinsons North Tacloban.
Coming from the recent success of the first mall, Robinsons North Tacloban is the ideal one-stop shop for both local and foreign travelers of the province. The Abucay terminal where people arrive and depart from different tourist destinations in Leyte is right across the mall making the transportation to and from the mall easier and much more accessible.
The terminal is open 24/7 making the mall the converging point to nearby tourist attractions such as the Sohoton Cave complex, the Marabut beach resorts, leisure stopovers in Sta. Rita, and the white water rafting and zipline adventures in Babatngon. It is also the perfect take-off point to the tourist destinations in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol, as well as the cultural and historic sites of nearby Palo, and those of Guiuan and Limasawa in Eastern Samar. In short, the terminal affords the fastest connections to all the surrounding getaways; may it be through land, water, or air. And because the terminal is right beside the mall, it can be said that it literally brings patrons to the mall as frequently as the trips arrive from various destinations in and around the Eastern Visayas area.
Upon entering Robinsons North Tacloban, local and foreign visitors will discover the contemporary and modern look of the mall with a cubist concept that’s heightened by bold whorls of Pintados-inspired curlicues and swatches of multi-colored light metal hangings that drop from the ceilings; enlivening the predominance of blacks and whites with its festive hues. Layered ceilings afford varying thematic cove lighting in different sections of the mall. The local market will appreciate all the well thought-of details: from the lighting, the restroom murals, spacious public areas, and the retail mixes with its plethora of choices. These features will therefore attract both locals and tourists to stop and shop at the mall making the demand for food, refreshments and even souvenirs high in the place.
Robinsons North Tacloban will offer a different and new experience to its consumers with fresh entrepreneurial concepts as well as those from established partners. The swanky three-level mall space will house both national and local retail concepts attuned to the needs of its market. From clothes to appliances to groceries, consumers will find that everything they need are present in the mall as they shop at Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Robinsons Handyman and Robinsons Supermarket.
To make the shopper’s mall experience complete, other stores will open to delight everyone such as Daiso Japan with its must-buy products at a very affordable price; South Star Drug, one of the largest drugstore chains in the Philippines; and Robinsons Bank which will offer its services to retail and business clients. Shoppers can buy any office and school supplies they need as the country’s largest bookstore chain National Bookstore will also open while delicious quick meals and snacks will be available 24/7 at Ministop.
Furthermore, the new mall will also take shopping to a whole new level with an impressive roster of popular brands coming over to line up its hallways.
Topping the list of soon-to-open popular stores are Bench, Penshoppe, & RRJ. Other stores to look forward to are World Balance & Sports Basic for the sports enthusiasts.
For foodies, Robinsons North Tacloban has an array of affordable yet sumptuous restaurants on every level. Heading the list of must-try restaurants are local food players such as the Ayo Café located on Level 1, which takes pride in offering the best menu and the freshest all-natural ingredients available.
Also ready to satisfy the appetite of customers are restaurants that are not yet present in any of the city’s commercial hubs such as Kenny Rogers Roasters, Savory Chicken, Goldilocks, Pizza Republics as well as tried and tested national brands like Inasal Chicken Bacolod, Shakey’s, Mang Inasal, Red Ribbon, Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds to name a few.
Level 1 will also house I-Center, an authorized Apple reseller.
Level 2 will feature a wide-range of beauty care services for customers to look and feel their best such as Skin Perfect, Ellederm, I-Lash and salons such as David’s Salon, Dettie Panis Salon and Reyes Haircutters. Watsons will also be on this level where consumers can buy items such as health & beauty products, toiletries and more.
Artsy people can stop by PaperWorld to buy cute and unique stationaries while beautiful and handmade pieces of jewellery will be available at the Emerald Star Jewellery shop.
To complete Level 2 is Sunzibar restaurant, which will delight everyone’s palate with its imaginative Mexican-inspired menu from ribs, pasta, nachos, sandwiches, arroz (rice), sopas, ensalada and tacos among others.
Level 3 will house the food gallery which consists of well-known local restaurants such as Lolita Mate – a new diner from the owners of the popular Pinutos and Chic Delight – Kubolicious, EZ’s Diner, and Kuya Greg Bulalo House which provide more variety to the F&B mix. Ease of movement and ingress into the180-seater food gallery would delight food lovers as they weave their way around the food stores.
A variety of IT & Gadgets stores for top brands for mobile phones can also found on the third level such as Samsung, Cherry Mobile, Techmobile, Oppo and Cell City. Local gadget stores are also on this level such as Cellcom, EDS, Ormoc Net and G-Force. Travel hubs, amusement centers such as Tom’s World and a gym consisting of Technogym-branded equipment from Italy are also on this level.
Other stores on the third level include Picture City, La Sedia and Paws Pet Shop where pet lovers can bring their furry friends for grooming and spa services.
In each floor of the mall, spic and span restrooms with hotel-like features are conveniently positioned. Vehicle owners will find ample parking spaces from the ground floor up to the fifth level for their convenience as they shop in the mall.
For the moviegoers, entering the Movieworld will give them a futuristic vibe as they walk along the lobby because of its illuminating Blue cove lights. The design will remind them that the mall’s cinema complex is way ahead of its time. The spacious main lobby also have waiting areas that are lined with food kiosks where the viewers can buy various snacks while waiting for their movie to start. Over 2,000 seats await movie lovers each day. All four cinemas have online options for ticket purchases for a hassle-free day at the cinema.
Government offices will also open to cater to the public’s applications and requirements. Under the Lingkod Pinoy Center program, the Pag-IBIG Member Services Branch Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs Regional Consular Office will open to serve the residents of the province.
Today, over three years after the storm surge that hit Leyte Gulf, Tacloban continues its rehabilitation efforts with RLC as one of the active players in the forefront for its recovery and in shaping the new face of Leyte’s capital city. This new and exciting retail development is in consonance with the province’s credo of “Tindog” or “Rise Up,” that’s being beautifully reflected by the mall’s crown wall whose lines all point skyward, as if saying that despite the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda, it has embedded in its citizens the resilience to rise above adversity. And, like the mythical phoenix, has risen gloriously above the very ashes from whence it came.