You can now play ping pong, cornhole, oversized chess at local mall


As consumer shopping habits change, malls must follow suit. The Mall at Fairfield Commons recently opened a new family game area to mix shopping with entertainment.

Customers of the Beavercreek shopping center can play air hockey, ping pong, cornhole, oversized chess, Jenga, Connect Four and soccer pool, a large pool table-like area with soccer balls. The Yard is located between Icing and Lids on the upper level of the Mall at Fairfield Commons above the main entrance.

“The Yard is another component that we feature to expand past the traditional shopping experience,” said Dawn Mader, marketing director at the mall. “It is a great place for the community to gather and take advantage of this unique experience as well as our shopping, dining and entertainment options.”

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The Yard at the Beavercreek shopping center is sponsored by Soin Medican Center. The opening will be celebrated with a kick off event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Attendees could win a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card.

As shopping habits evolve, a larger emphasis is placed on experiences. Customers look to be able to eat, shop and play all in one space.

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