AS PART of its expansion plans in the region, Robinsons Land Corporation will construct an additional floor area in Robinsons Place Bacolod.

Robinsons Land Vice President for Lease Lourdes Alano said the expansion program will add over 6,000 square meters to the current gross floor area of 48,500 sqm.

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“Robinsons Place Bacolod remains as one of the most lucrative and successful malls in the region and this expansion are meant to ensure that it remains that way by keeping pace with the growth and changes in the community," said Alano.

The construction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2011 and fully operational by the second quarter of 2011.

The three-year-old mall houses over 90 tenants that have been operating for over 10 years.

“For Robinsons Place Bacolod to stay ahead of its game, it will be growing with the community. It is part of Robinsons Land’s commitment, to be with the community in this period of growth,” said Alano.

Among the improvements done in the mall include general mall improvements, food court redevelopment, expansion of Robinsons Appliances and Robinsons Handyman, a Blue Water Plaza featuring water jets that will allow visitors to frolic in the water, and the opening of Toys R' Us.

There are five full-service Robinsons malls in the Visayas: Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Robinsons Place Cebu, and Robinsons Place Tacloban. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)