Orchard Road will retain its vibrancy even without Robinsons, say experts, retailers

Shoppers leaving Robinsons at The Heeren on Oct 31, 2020.
Shoppers leaving Robinsons at The Heeren on Oct 31, 2020.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - When the lights at Robinsons - one of Singapore's oldest homegrown department stores - are switched off for the last time, a whole era will come to an end.

But while it is hard to imagine Orchard Road without the iconic six-storey department store at The Heeren, some experts and retailers are still positive that Orchard Road can bounce back as an attractive shopping destination from the current retail slump.

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