TRB Posted March 15, 2017 Report Share Posted March 15, 2017 (edited) 4 hours ago, ecity3138 said: The mall needs to add entertainment destinations (Top Golf, Main Event, Adult Bowling and Laser Tag Center, etc) other than just a regular movie theater in order to lure people back to the malls. People are no longer going to the mall just to shop but will dine at popular local or national restuarants as well as an entertainment destinations for nightlife activities such as the ones mentioned above. I agree with you in regards to Cheesecake Factory not coming here (despite Uptown Fayetteville rumors last month about them coming here) because there are no market for it. Most of their locations are in top performing shopping centers (ex: Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, TN; Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, TN; Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, Ok; and Penn Square Mall in Oklahoman City, Ok) that generate millions of dollars in sales. I can't see them generate that much revenue at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade or anywhere else around Northwest Arkansas. The same goes for other high volume restaurants (ex: Pappadeaux) that are typically found in larger cities. I know Top Golf was attributed as looking into NWA. I thought that piece of land in the southwest corner of the I-49 and Pinnacle exit that slopes off into a flood plane would be the idea spot. The JC Penny's could be razed and your Dave and Busters placed there. Now, I don't believe this area is big enough yet for either. But, if they are willing to start early and allow the market to continue to mature, let them go ahead. I agree with the need for more of an Alamo Draft House type venue as well asan Imax type of movie experience and that would certainly be a good addition to Malco at Pinnacle. I've pitched that for the UARK Theater on Dickson where it would serve double duty ad as an educational experience during the day for schools and features at night. The perfect place existed for the newer Adult Bowling type establishments, and that was UARK Bowl. The redo of that was a decade too early but a new build could get rhe job done. Malco is tinkinging with the movie/FEC/bowling combo concepts in the Memphis area. There's a new build slated for Lakeland instead of additions But, The Razorback screams that with the area between it and Academy Heck, they're bringing back the mezzanine concept with an new theater in downtown South Bluffs area in Memphis. They all serve food so it kinda fits in this thread. Edited March 15, 2017 by TRB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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