Best Mall to Go Shopping With Your Parents (2008)

Queens Center Mall

Open since 1973, the aging QUEENS CENTER MALL is like family—not fancy at all, kind of embarrassing, and simply unavoidable. Queens Center Mall doesn't pretend to be anything it's not. It knows full well it's a no-frills rinky-dink mall with a giant plastic Bugs Bunny in the center, and so patrons accept it for what it is. We'll forgo the elegant chandeliers, the gourmet food court, and the movie theater in exchange for 626,000 square feet of climate-controlled Formica, where the folks can while away an afternoon at GNC Live Well, Florsheim, Easy Spirit, and dozens of other stores. At the end of the day, we can even get our photo taken at the Button Place and treasure the wearable memory for years.


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