QUINCY -- Three new tenants will soon be joining the business lineup at the Quincy Mall.
Spring openings are scheduled for VIP Cinemas, Quest Games Unlimited and Quincy Spas.
"These new retail and entertainment tenants, in addition to the Quincy Medical Group locating new outpatient facilities at Quincy Mall, help diversify the mall, providing guests additional reasons to visit," said Sean Garrett, president of acquisitions for Cullinan Properties of Peoria, which operates the mall. "Quincy Mall, with its retail, restaurant, entertainment and medical uses, is emerging as an exciting mixed-use property."
VIP Cinemas is a family-owned, independent theater company. VIP Cinemas will anchor the east end of the mall.
Information provided by Cullinan officials said the theater company "strives to provide the best possible movie-going experience at an exceptional value in a family-friendly environment."
VIP Cinemas has six other locations, including Morton, Ottawa and Macomb in Illinois plus Gravois Mills, Mo., Hopkinsville, Ky., and Panama City, Fla.
The theater plans expanded hours in order to offer earlier movie showings.
"We plan on bringing an expanded show schedule to Quincy and will have daily movies every day starting at 9:45 a.m.," said Jake McSparin, VIP Cinemas vice president. "We look forward to providing the Quincy area with additional movie times and low concession prices."
VIP Cinemas is remodeling the existing theater space in the mall and will be installing new projection and audio equipment. The theater plans to begin showing films Memorial Day weekend.
Quest Games Unlimited will occupy space between the Children's Place and Spi-Rolls Fresh Rolled Ice Cream.
Quest Games provides a space for gamers to meet and play games of choice and try new games, plus offer a stock of games and game accessories. The store also will sell comics and comics subscriptions.
Quest plans to host gaming events, such as Magic: The Gathering and other role-playing games throughout the week and on weekends.
Quest Games Unlimited joins Quincy Mall through the Cullinan Kickstart program, which provides assistance to entrepreneurs opening retail businesses at the mall. The store plans to host a grand opening celebration May 4 in honor of "Star Wars Day."
Relax Quincy Spas also will be moving to the mall after outgrowing its former home on 24th Street and will occupy the space between Jiu Jitsu Academy and Celebrations in the strip center at Quincy Mall. Relax Quincy Spas sells, installs and services hot tubs and saunas and plans to open by May 1.