April 1, 2024





Joe Bell

Director of Corporate Communications

Cafaro Company


724-730-4532 (Mobile)



Eastwood Mall Lands Another Valley First – Dave & Buster’s: the Nation’s Premier Destination to ‘EAT, DRINK, PLAY, & WATCH’


One of America’s favorite names in entertainment is coming to the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, Ohio.  Dave & Buster’s brings over 23,000 square feet of gaming, food, and entertainment to a space near Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, with entrances located both on the outside of the mall and the interior concourse.  The newest iteration of Dave & Buster’s will be the Mahoning Valley’s largest venue to WATCH your favorite sporting events on numerous HD screens while you EAT & DRINK surrounded by arcade games and virtual reality simulations featuring Top Gun ®, Maverick ® and Transformers ® for the entire family to PLAY. The opening of this highly popular entertainment venue is just the first step in redeveloping the mall’s anchor space which currently houses Dillard’s which is anticipated to close this summer.

Work is now underway to introduce new and exciting businesses to that portion of the mall that will offer more great shopping, phenomenal entertainment and valuable services to families in our region.  This project is part of the ongoing reinvestment in and re-invention of the locally owned Eastwood Mall Complex. “Our community deserves nothing but the best! We’re excited to welcome the nation’s preeminent entertainment destination, Dave & Buster’s, to the Valley’s one stop destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment – Eastwood Mall Complex, states Cafaro Co-President, Anthony Cafaro, Jr.,

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 210 venues in North America that offer premier entertainment and dining experiences to guests through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster’s and Main Event. The Dave & Buster’s brand appears on more than 160 stores in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.  Each one offers guests the opportunity to “Eat, Drink, Play and Watch,” all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events.

The Eastwood Mall Complex is located at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, in Niles, Ohio.  It is one of America’s largest shopping centers and attracts 15.4 million visitors annually with more than 200 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options.  The Eastwood Mall Complex is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio. For more information, visit online at: and



Raising Canes opens doors at Eastwood Mall Complex

Raising Cane’s opens doors to Eastwood Mall Complex, Niles customers


The new Raising Cane’s restaurant will be open from 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Raising Cane’s


The new Raising Cane’s in Niles held a grand opening today for customers frequenting the Eastwood Mall Complex area.

During the grand opening, franchise owners donated $1,000 to Inspiring Minds in Warren, which offers free after-school and summer enrichment programs for grades 3-12. “We’re excited to open another restaurant and continue to grow in the Youngstown/Warren area,” said Justin Pesicek, area leader of restaurants. “This marks our 55th restaurant in Ohio, and we’re thrilled to serve this community.” The new restaurant will bring more than 100 jobs to the Niles area; the dining room is also decorated with decor and graphics representing the Niles community. Visit Raising Cane’s at 1954 Niles Cortland Road SE in Niles.

The new restaurant will be open from 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. During the grand opening, there was a DJ playing music from 7 a.m. to noon, a ribbon cutting at 9:15 a.m. and giveaways for the first 100 customers. The new restaurant will bring more than 100 jobs to the Niles area; the dining room is also decorated with decor and graphics representing the Niles community. Raising Cane’s READ NEXT


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Bass Pro Shops Grand Opening

Shoppers hooked on Bass Pro Shops

New store reels in lovers of the great outdoors


NOV 16, 2023



Staff photo / R. Michael Semple Jim Gintner of Howland, along with Vivi, 4, and Brennan, 6, try on some Bass Pro Shops hats Wednesday during the grand opening of the new store in Niles.


NILES — Bass Pro Shops officially opened its doors at the Eastwood Mall Complex after a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hundreds of customers Wednesday.

The grand opening gave lovers of the outdoors a chance to take advantage of deals on merchandise, with early Black Friday bargains and giveaways.

The ceremony, titled the “Evening for Conservation,” culminated with a percentage of proceeds on sales going toward local conservation efforts.

“This evening for conservation is a big deal,” Jimmy Houston, hall of fame angler and television host, said. “It’s a tremendous thing because the money raised here tonight will stay right here in this area.”

While initial plans were for 10% of every dollar spent during the evening to go toward local conservation efforts, Houston announced that Bass Pro officials were raising the donation to 20%.

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, said he hoped the store would be embraced by residents of the Mahoning Valley.

“When you go into the shop, we hope you’re very proud,” Morris said.

“I walked in here a couple of weeks ago, I’m so proud. I just want to say thank you to every craftsman and woman, every artist, every talented person who worked on this. They worked hard to make this store your store, and it’s very unique to this region.”

According to a news release, Bass Pro Shops has a history of conservation support throughout Ohio, including work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

The release said that in the past three years alone the company has granted over $100,000 to local organizations and conservation projects through the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.

The Niles location is the seventh in Ohio, and the only location within 150 miles of the Mahoning Valley.

Bruce Miller, general manager of the Niles location, said he is thrilled to see Bass Pro’s entry into Trumbull County.

Miller said the store will provide outdoorsmen with all of the products and equipment that they might need.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” he said. “I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and to bring this legendary brand back here and just to represent Johnny Morris and everything that he has built with this brand is absolutely incredible. We’ve got hunting, fishing, camping, clothing, anything that you can imagine to get you to the outdoors and enjoying the natural resources that we have in this area.”

The 93,000-square-foot store features a 5,000-gallon trough aquarium with 70 native fish. The store is filled with antique artifacts displayed along the walls, next to hand-painted murals celebrating Ohio farmlands and local hunting and fishing scenery, according to the news release. There also are several North American big game mounts and taxidermized wildlife dioramas lining the walls.

Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Company, said the store will draw shoppers from across the state to the Eastwood complex.

“We’re thrilled to have Bass Pro Shops here at the Eastwood Mall complex,” he said. “This is the jewel of the Mahoning Valley, just having a destination retailer that is not just going to pull people from the local community, but from the region, it’s just outstanding.”

Product giveaways will be available over the five-day grand opening event. The store will be open for regular business hours the rest of the week.