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What’s Next on the Menu at Viewmont Mall?

DICKSON CITY– On Sunday, customers had a final chance to grab a slice at Roma Pizza in the Viewmont Mall.

After nearly four decades serving shoppers Roma Pizza has to move elsewhere in Dickson City. The new location will be on Business Route 6.

Mall management plans to use the space for a sit-down eatery that includes a bar.

While there is no official word from the mall about exactly who is moving in, the switch fits with a shift seen across the country. Industry experts said that as malls deal with the changing retail landscape, dining and entertainment are key to attracting customers.

On Sunday, shoppers in the parking lot wondered what the new offering would be.

One spicy possibility has tongues wagging.

“I heard a rumor it was Buffalo Wild Wings, which I think would be pretty exciting,” Teri Julian of Mayfield said.

“I heard it is going to be a Buffalo Wild Wings, I think that will be great,” John Mecca of Dunmore said.

A hot trend in eating has found a warm welcome at the mall: the popular “What the Fork” food truck.

While chain restaurants seem to go hand in hand with malls, truck workers believe a locally owned option could proper in the mall.

Mark Graziosi is a cook on the truck.

“I think a family-owned restaurant could succeed, if it is quality food and service, positively yes.”

But some shoppers said that a nationally advertised chain would be a powerful draw, especially if it offers something new.

“You always hear the commercials for them, but it will be nice to have them in the area,” Mecca said.

“Anything you can go to Philly or New York City for, I would definitely be excited for,” Julian added.

13 comments

  • Gena

    Alcohol is already served in the mall (Applebee’s) so what difference does that make? It still sucks that Romas got the boot. They will probably lose business being in a different location. I don’t know of anyone that suggests their pizza. It just worked since they were the only pizza place in the mall.

  • joycee

    The chain requires two franchises when you buy in – they owners have one in WB and now in Scranton

    • Kathie

      AND WHY WOULD THEY MOVE A BUSINESS THAT PAID THEIR WAY FOR 4 DECADES?…….THE POWERS THAT BE DESERVE TO GO UNDER WITH THIS DECISION!!

      • Eric

        I’m sure it was an easy decision … keep a place that sells over-priced pizza, or bring in a national restaurant chain that will create more traffic to the mall …

  • jay

    It’s definitely Buffalo Wild Wings. I friends with a guy whose construction crew is doing the demo. On the space.

  • Vanessa

    I doubt Buffalo Wild Wings would go in that space.. The ones I have been to were always in a big commercial building. I know there is a Buffalo Wild Wings opening in Wilkes Barre by all the shoppes but that’s about it

  • Johnny Scranton

    Johnny Rockets was dirty, there food sucked, and the service was even worse. If it is “What everyone says its going to be” it should be a hit. Roma pizza is over-rated, it tastes exactly like the pizza you can get at Basilicos minus the arrogant people serving it. They need to bring back the steak and cheese place..that was good stuff.

  • bobc74

    Well, the mall made similar accommodations for the Johnny Rockets and we all know how long that lasted. Definitely not as long as Roma Pizza. My guess, the new place will be more of the same.

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