Robertson’s, a department store founded in Camarines Sur, is one of the three department stores in the city – other two are Good Luck Dep’t. Store and Sampaguita Dep’t. Store. Only the other two are still open for business.
I can’t remember when it opened, but it came after Sampaguita Department Store opened. Before it was just a department store, then it turned its ground floor into supermarket. And it’s the only vendor, at least the only one I knew before LCC Supermarket showed up, accepted credit card.
I can still remember going in to fit Chuck Taylor shoes that I didn’t plan to buy – I was just enjoying the aircon of the department store. The sales lady was very accommodating. I thought I was on another world. I am sure she knew I wasn’t buying anything. Later I found out that I wasn’t the only one doing this.
Admittedly, I prefer to shop on its supermarket due to more varieties compared to the others. Even with the LCC Supermarket around, I still went to Robertson’s.
And just like any other, not all establishments survive.
From what I heard through the grapevine, a Pure Gold will replace it; thus, there’s a construction going on just beside Sorsogon Pilot Elementary School.