Friday, June 8, 2018
It's hard for me to really give this place a bad or good rating, what's more important would be your expectations coming here.
It's a mall gone horribly wrong in the death throes of a huge bankruptcy. The mall never really was ever totally full, but now there are entire stretches of emptiness.
And in many ways this is not a bad thing. If you're there for a specific place, for mall walking, or just getting the kids out of the house when it's rainy out this place can be great.
Half the food court is empty, but those that have survived so far there are good quality with solid staff. Only place we avoid like the plague is the Panera bread, famous in this specific location for their uncaring staff and horrible inaccurate service... 5 out of 5 visits were fail.
There's 2 indoor playgrounds for small and medium sized children, and a pay to play business with ball house and bouncy house types of options. The video arcade is small and not exciting but sufficient to keep the kids happy for a short burst of variety...
New dimension comics has a large store here and seems to have a steady and healthy gaming community, it really stands out as a success in the struggling mall.
An IMAX theater that is rarely crowded and does 5 dollar Tuesday movies with a great selection is a destination here by itself.
Beyond that there's some stock Staples still around, a kitchen store, Justice, Victoria's secret, clothing places, the occasional phone accessory and cell phone store... And an indoor themed miniature golf place...
If this place happens to have something you want or need, it's a low stress not crowded destination, but if you're looking for the packed bustle of a thriving mall, almost any mall in the Pittsburgh area has more standard mall faire than here, perhaps with the exception of the soon to be demolished century three mall.