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Robinsons Mall in Dumaguete City Update

Discussion in '☋ Dumaguete City ☋' started by The Dane, Jan 7, 2007.

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  1. The Dane

    The Dane DI Senior Member

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    They have now fenced off the construction area and they are working on securing the foundation, I have been told - I think on this board - that the area there is reclaimed or was it a swamp area? so the foundation work is very important and it will take time securing it.

    The area now seems like it will be a medium sized mall, bigger than Lee Plaza, but a lot maller than Robinsons Place in Ermita. It is hard for me to judge the final size of the mall though :smile: so anybody with some inside knowledge please chime in :smile:

    We are very excited to hear what kind of restaurants / cinema / shops etc the Dumaguete City Robinsons will feature once it is up and running.

    One thing is certain, the supermarket is a blessing, I am getting very tired of Lee Plaza supermarket and Hypermart, they seem to be sold out of everything we need.
     
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    OK, Palatia, now that you're a member here, we would love to have some inside information, pleeaase...:smile:
     
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    Well, the area here was a former rice field, and by that very swampy. In addition there is also a small natural well springing out of the construction site, making the whole are even worse for any kind of construction. The mall will be 18,500 sqm big, surrounded by a parking lot and other facility buildings, which have not been clearly defined up tp now. The superstructure will have three stories, whereas only two will be for the mall itself and the topmost floor will be used for generators and the administration offices. There will be three movie theaters integrated into the building. The official date of completion is set for October. I will hopefully be done with the construction of the foundations in April, but knowing this country this can easily be posponed, right?
    I hope to have given some details, you know where to reach me for any further questions. But bare in mind that I am nly doing foundations, so I will not know all the details of the mall itself! Hehe
     
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    I am excited that a mall is finally under construction in Dumaguete especially since there will be movie theaters. I remember when I was living there and would watch a movie in Park Cinema. I'm not sure if it's still there but it was close to Quezon Park. Anyway, there were rats running on the big screen :eek: UltraVision was a little bit better but not by much. And for a while there, we didn't have any functioning "theaters" because of a certain "entertainment tax" issue. But all will be well now, I hope :D
     
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    Hey sheelah, Park Cinema was renovated last year (Thank God!!). But rats were not only running on the big screen but they also ran down the aisles stealing your bag of chips!
     
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    park theater

    Cheskaraul, I heard about them stealing your bags of chips but it has never happened to me, thank goodness, lol! But I'm happy to hear that they finally renovated that place. I had always prefered their movie selections better than Ultra anyway. Whatever happened to Star Cinema that's right next to Chowking? Did they ever do anything to it? Speaking of theaters, how much does it cost to watch a movie nowadays? I remember years ago when they only charged 15 pesos :D Before I left it was already at 40.
     
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    You should be glad your bag of chips never ran away from you! Just imagine my shock to see mine run away while watching Bruce Willis knock some guy out! Hahahaha. Right now it's only Park and Ultra left, Ultra is the favored one lately. In Ultra it's 30 and 40 depending on where you wanna sit. Hahaha. 15 pesos, those were the days.
     
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    Those were the days indeed, Cheskaraul. The trike fare was only P2.00 :D No one way streets in downtown then. Speaking of theaters, I miss the green mangoes that are sold in front of Ultra. They have green mangoes over here but it's not the same. Their labels read Manila mango but they're from Mexico, hahahaha!
     
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    18,500 sqm? is that the total area for the useable mall space, which includes all the top levels?.. pretty small, huh..
     
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    P2.00 trike fares are long gone *sigh* It's a good thing I live downtown so I'd rather walk than take the trike with the rates nowadays. I know it's not expensive to ride a trike but sue me, I'm just so inot Maybe Manila is their code for Mexico? hahahaha! That's just weird. But mangoes from Manila aren't that good either compared to ours. They now sell our beloved mangoes around every corner. :wink:
     
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