First Full service mall opens in Butuan
Located along the major thoroughfare of J.C. Aquino Avenue in Brgy.Bayanihan, Robinsons Place Butuan is envisioned to be the premiere shopping mall in the progressive CARAGA region.
The Butuan mall, the city’s “first full-service shopping and leisure complex is a three level development that includes a branch of RLC’s Go Hotel which will have 102 rooms. The mall and hotel will have a combined total gross floor area of 45,300 square meters.
“Butuan economy is booming and we intend to be part of its growth as the commercial and business hub of the CARAGA region,” said RLC’s commercial centers division general manager Arlene G. Magtibay.
Robinsons Place Butuan, the 33rd in its nationwide chain of malls and the fourth Robinsons mall in Mindanao also boasts of four digital cinemas (including one 3D cinema), an amusement center, baby care lounge, disabled-friendly facilities, and free wifi hotspots.
Outside the mall is a transport terminal and an open-air carpark with slots for cars and motorcycles available free of charge for the convenience of shoppers.
RLC brings to the mall its anchor tenants Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Bank, Robinsons Appliances, and Handyman as well as various restaurants and specialty shops and boutiques from popular nationwide chains that are investing in Butuan.
Aside from nationwide chains, the mall will also have computers and gadgets stores as well as health and beauty shops. It will also have satellite offices of government agencies such as Lingkod-Pinoy and the Foreign Affairs department to serve local residents.
But it will not be filled purely by tenants from Manila or Cebu as the mall will also introduce to shoppers many home-grown stores and dining outlets featuring local dishes of the region.