April 30th, 2019


Saving the Mall in the 21st Century (221.8)

Zocalo, a new Mexican restaurant, opened at the Shops at Ithaca Mall on April 11th after almost a year saying they were "coming soon."

No idea why it took them a year, but this is great news for Old Mexico's Aguirre family and The Shops at Ithaca Mall, and I enjoyed my first visit on Sunday before seeing Avengers: Endgame.

Easy Wok and Sicilian Delight aren't bringing many people to the mall just for a meal, but I can absolutely see Zocalo drawing people from miles around for a tasty, affordable meal or a couple of margaritas, not to mention drawing people past Regal or Target into the rest of the mall.

Dining has been vital to the Commons and surrounding blocks, and could be key to the mall, as well.