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The game is on at Robinsons Malls

By LAI S. REYES, The Philippine STAR Published Oct 08, 2021 4:40 pm Updated Oct 08, 2021 5:11 pm

In a world where we can now shop for whatever we want instantly from a laptop or smartphone, Robinsons Malls continues to introduce new offerings that mall habitues can’t ignore or shoppers can’t just get through a screen.

Fans of the Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" are greeted by a replica of the giant animatronic doll from episode 1 as soon as they enter Robinsons Galleria. It’s the only installation in the country to promote the Korean thriller, and as expected, has became a viral hit online.

 Take a quick peek, snap a photo or TikTok with her at the ADB Avenue Entrance, Level 2 (near MOS Burger).

What's hot? What's new?

The biggest shopping mall in Elyu, Robinsons Place La Union opened its doors to the public in September. The mall features a department store, supermarket, various shops, salons and spas, amusement center, and cinemas.

At other Robinsons Malls, mall rats will discover new tenants.

  Panda Express soon to open at Robinsons Place Manila

Robinsons Manila welcomes Adidas Stadium and Kraver’s Canteen. Soon to open are Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings, All About Baking, MOS Burger, Panda Express, and JB Music. Cookie monsters are in for a treat as MOS Cookies opened recently.

   Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings soon to open at Robinsons Place Manila

The newly opened Medical Depot creates the much-needed buzz for Robinsons Galleria, as well as Fossil, @Tokyo, Four In Love, Super 50, Marugame Udon and DITO Business Center.

 Marugame Udon at Robinsons Galleria

Epicures at nearby Robinsons Magnolia are definitely in for a treat as Santi’s Delicatessen, KeeWah Bakery, Cafe Breton, McDonald’s, and Puffy’s Souffle Pancakes and Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory are now open. New stores include Zig, @Tokyo, American Eagle Outfitters, Capital, Meet Fresh, Samsung, and PLDT-Smart.

Watch out for the opening of bigger Nespresso Boutique, Fossil, Kare Furniture, Miniso, and Xiaomi.

Upcycled spaces, new amenities

Turning adversity into an opportunity to better serve its clients, Robinsons Malls “upcycled” its idle spaces to create new and fun experiences.

Robinsons Magnolia transformed The Garden into an al fresco dining area. Equipped with wooden tables, chairs and parasols, Al Fresco Dining at The Garden is a cozy space, especially created for shoppers who long to experience the outdoors.

At night, The Garden transforms into a promenade where the artistically gifted mount unplugged musical performances, poetry readings, even sketching and painting sessions.

Robinsons Magnolia also launched its Park and Dine service. For a much safer dining experience, follow these three simple steps:

  • Park your vehicle at the designated parking area near the al fresco area.
  • Order and pay through Robbie & Rosie at 0921-4992958 or scan the QR Code to order directly from the participating stores.
  • Wait for your order/s to be delivered to your vehicle.

At Robinsons Place Antipolo, you and your family can go #responsiblemalling and have a picnic, too. The mall takes advantage of its location, cool climate and available space to create an al fresco dining area where the air quality is way better and the ventilation is natural.

Located at the open parking at the back of the mall, Robinsons Antipolo Picnic Grounds boasts a banchetto-style food gallery where you can find a delectable selection of artisan and street food items.

 Skating and go karting at the East Deck in Robinsons Metro East

Robinsons Metro East recently opened the East Deck, a one-stop outdoor lifestyle hub, at the mall’s roof deck. What was once a parking area turned into an adults’ playground where bikers, skaters, RC racers and fitness enthusiasts converge.

Robinsons Starmills opened the Yard, Pampanga’s newest fitness and outdoor recreation facility.

 Biking at The Yard at Robinsons Starmills

The Yard is an impressive five-hectare property in the rear parking area with a dedicated one-hectare bike trail with humps and jumps as high as two meters. It also features a 500-meter jogging lane and skating areas for both inline and skateboarding. The Pampanga Skateboarding Society brought in safe, usable obstacles to keep things exciting.

Over at Robinsons Manila, guests can dine and unwind at The Midtown area. Dining setups are strategically placed around the al fresco area.

Robinsons Galleria, on the other hand, breathes life into its newest attraction—the Veranda. Located along the Ortigas Deck Parking, Veranda is a new hangout place for foodies who are looking for a new dining and hang-out destination in the Ortigas area.

 Robinsons Malls Pet Park at Robinsons Galleria

As for the new and added amenities, Robinsons Malls recently launched dedicated bicycle parking and repair stations to make two-wheeled travel easier for patrons amid the pandemic.

To date, bike parking and repair stations are available in all Robinsons Malls nationwide with a total capacity of almost 3,000 bikes.

Whether at home or in the mall, make everyday a play day with your fur babies at Robinsons Malls’ eleven beautiful indoor and outdoor Pet Parks located at Robinsons Magnolia, Galleria Cebu, Bacolod, Pavia, Robinsons Place Roxas, Robinsons Place Iligan, Robinsons Metro East, Forum Robinsons, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Antipolo and Robinsons Place Manila.

Entrance is free. And you can also sign up for the Happy Pets Club program of Robinsons Malls, a growing community of loving and responsible pet owners across the country. Forms are available at the mall’s concierge booth.

Shoppers’ safety comes first

With the commitment to promote safe and responsible malling, Robinsons Malls ensures that its frontliners are primarily given the proper care and protection to carry out their duties and services to mall customers.

A growing number of its branches already had its frontliners—security guards, housekeeping personnel, admin officers, operations staff, and many of its tenant partners—fully vaccinated. This also means that patrons can easily and comfortably shop, dine and be entertained without worries as strict safety protocols are also being implemented.

Robinsons Malls nationwide are also securing more Safety Seal certifications.

Robbie & Rosie and Mall Dash

For those who prefer to shop from home, Robinsons Malls takes convenience shopping to the next level with its shopping portal MallDash.ph, and personal shoppers Robbie & Rosie.

With MallDash.ph, you can now shop at Robinsons Malls with just the click of a button. Have your favorites delivered as fast as 30 mins or pre-order online and have them delivered at your preferred time.

 Robinsons Malls Personal Shopper service with Robbie & Rosie

MallDash is already available at Robinsons Place Antipolo, Las Piñas, Magnolia and Ilocos. Robbie & Rosie, on the other hand, can now be booked for personal shopping services at Robinsons Galleria, Magnolia, Manila, Malolos and Bacolod.

With Robbie and Rosie, you can choose almost anything from the Virtual Mall Directory. And since you’re dealing with real people, Robbie & Rosie may even provide timely shopping suggestions — flash sales, marked-down prices, bundle promos — not originally on your list. They can also have gift items wrapped if you choose, and they may even turn on their cameras when shopping, so you can see the actual condition or the prices of the items on your list.

To avail of their services, text Robbie & Rosie at the mall of your choice—Robinsons Magnolia (0921-4992958), Galleria (0968-2949444), Manila (0919-4305887), Malolos (0999-8482383) or Bacolod (0999-9155180). You can have your orders picked up at the designated stations at the mall, or have it delivered by your preferred courier straight to your doorstep.

Now’s the best time to experience for yourself the better normal in shopping and dining.

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