With two daughters, shopping is inevitible. This mall included just about everything for our family. I spent most of my time in the Bass Pro Shop looking at the Garmin GPS equipment, while the rest of my family did the usual "mall hunt" looking for the best bargins. There are just a few Bass Pro Retail stores in the United States, so this was a nice opportunity for me.
As with most popular malls, parking is challenging at best. We arrived at 10am when the mall opens and found a parking spot within easy walking distance to the mall doors. When we left several hours later, every parking spot all the way back to the entry drive was full.
The mall is almost completely full of retailers. I'm glad to see the volume of businesses in an outlet facility as the one close to my home is only about 2/3 full. This provides quite a bit more selection and shopping opportunities. The selection includes both "outlet" and retail stores. Some of the stores are: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Shoe Carnival, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, Harry & David, Bass, Nine West, Tommy Outlet, Liz Outlet, Saks Off 5th, Kirkland's Outlet, Fossil Outlet and a set of 20 Theaters.
The mall itself was full of people. There were numerous groups of junior high and high school kids hanging around, espeically the food court area (which offered TGIFridays and Chili's Too). Many people were outside Rainforest Cafe and Alabama Grill, waiting for tables.
In addition to all the stores, there was quite a bit of activity in the center secions. People were in the middle of the mall aisles selling balloons and other items. In the center section over by Barnes & Noble, Pillsbury had the "DoughBoy" out at the mall, and he was in a sectioned off area, dancing with a bunch of kids. (Okay, the Pillsbury food samples were better than the dancing Doughboy.) Another time, one of the munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz" was there signing autographs. Even another time, I saw some of the bango players being recorded for a performance on one of the country-western programs.
The mall is very clean, with shining hardwood floors (carpeting in some sections) with a few couches here and there for those of us waiting for our "shoppers" to return.