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  • Work starts on two huge tenants at Quail Springs Mall

    After demolishing Macy's to make way for the massive Life Time Fitness center, the new owners of Quail Springs Mall continue to revamp the property, and are now moving forward with two large new tenants.

    Mall Lower Level

    Mall Upper Level

    At the west end of the mall, work has started on Round1, a 43,000 square foot entertainment complex that will including bowling, arcade games, ping pong, darts as well as karaoke, a restaurant and large bar.

    And near the east end, Blue Zoo has just been issued building permits to start work on a 2-level interactive aquarium to feature a shark exhibit, a stingray touch pool and several other animal and aquatic attractions.

    As enclosed malls continue to struggle across the country, the new additions to Quail Springs will significantly raise its occupancy and elevate foot traffic.

    Brookfield Partners, which owns over 100 large shopping centers, purchased the mall in 2018 from General Growth Properties. The mall has recently replaced long-term anchor Sears with Oklahoma's only Von Maur department store and a 2-level H&M.

    To make way, long-term tenants Gap and El Chico have closed and Shoe Dept. Encore has relocated to the lower level next to Dillards.

    Round1 has more than 110 locations in Japan and has access to the newest interactive games, some of which can only be found in Round1 locations.

    The company is expanding rapidly, focusing on American malls. Quail Springs will be the first location in Oklahoma.

    The first Blue Zoo opened last year in a Spokane, Washington mall and has consistently drawn large crowds.

    They describe themselves as a hands-on aquarium with a mission to educate and inspire in a fun environment.

    Visitors will be able to feed stingray, birds, lizards, and pacu, touch the stingray and starfish and learn about jellyfish, lionfish, snakes, seahorses, living coral, eel and clownfish, plus more.

    Blue Zoo OKC will occupy 22,800 square feet on two levels, connected by a staircase and elevator. A birthday party room will also be included.

    Admission is roughly the cost of a movie ticket and discounted season passes will be available.

    Round1 and Blue Zoo will each have dedicated outside entrances as well as entrances from the mall itself. Both plan to be open by Fall 2020.

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