ROBINSONS Land Corp. said on Monday that it will be connecting its Robinsons Metro East mall to the Marikina station of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2).

Inspired by Hong Kong’s interconnected malls via MRT and London’s “hop-on, hop-off” retail experiences via train, Robinsons Land’s The Link will connect the mall to LRT-2 and will feature “grab and go” shops.

“Located on the second level, The Link will have a mini-grocery, drugstore, optical shops, bank, grab-and-go food kiosks, and pasalubong (souvenir) shops for your last-minute shopping,” Robinsons Malls Regional Operations Director Myron Yao said in a statement on Monday.

The Link will span around 4,000 square meters.

Robinsons Land said it will also have medical and wellness facilities on the mezzanine area, as well as an elevator to cater to persons with disabilities.

It will also feature Korean store No Brand and Pet Lovers Center.

On Monday, shares of Robinsons Land at the stock exchange went up by 1.02% or 18 centavos to close at P17.88 each. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte