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Billy Beez opens in Salmon Run Mall

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Billy Beez, with its maze of twisting slides, trampolines and climbing tubes, has opened at the Salmon Run Mall.

The children’s indoor park — which offers 18,000 square feet of space of foam ball blasters in a ballistics arena, sports courts, an arcade and more — is located across from Escape the Mystery Room in the center court of the mall.

In 2020, the mall announced the indoor play park was coming to Watertown but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The nation’s supply chain issues also caused a delayed opening.

Construction finally began last summer on the children’s indoor play area.

The Salmon Run Mall park is the 14th of the Syracuse chain. The Billy Beez at Destiny USA in Syracuse is the closest location to Watertown.

“We’re definitely excited they chose Watertown and we’re definitely excited they chose the Salmon Run Mall,” the mall’s marketing director Karla Noftsier said Wednesday.

Billy Beez is available for birthday parties, group events, community fundraisers and other events.

The Salmon Run Mall Billy Beez features two signature Rainbow Wave slides, a gaming arcade, bumper cars, a section for toddlers, private party rooms and a cafe.

The park is designed so adults can play alongside the little ones, while supervised by the professionally trained staff.

The manager of the children’s indoor park would not say how many employees work there or answer any other questions.

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Downtown clothing store moves to Salmon Run Mall

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WATERTOWN — During last year’s holiday shopping season, merchant Marylois Queal thought about moving her downtown clothing store, Loft 315, to the Salmon Run Mall.

But she figured she would stick it out at her Franklin Street storefront.

A few weeks later, she found out she would have to close for at least three or four months while Neighbors of Watertown and Jefferson Community College proceeded with the construction of JCC’s education center.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Queal, 46, opened her business in the mall to avoid being in limbo for months.

“I love it here,” she said, stressing that she doesn’t regret the move.

She’s done more business in two days than she would have for an entire month at the downtown location, the businesswoman said.

She’s leasing about 3,200 square feet — about 2½ times more space than downtown — in a store next to the Torrid store.

For now, she’s the only employee of the business she began in 2019.

She’d like to initially add a couple of part-time employees and then expand that to eight in the future.

With the move, she’s expanding from her own brand of jeans she’s sold at Loft 315 to “more general clothing” that fits with the mall atmosphere, Mrs. Queal said.

It’s not the first time that she’s worked at the mall. Her first job was working in the children’s department at Bon-Ton, then at the Lerner’s Shop, and she helped open the Disney Store there in the mid-1990s.

“I feel like I’m back home,” she said.

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