Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.

There are two GREAT new things coming to Crossgates Mall and to be honest, I’m kind of fan-girling over one of them in particular.

First, in Spring 2017, look out for Waxy’s, the Modern Irish Bar + Kitchen. Waxy’s may have 9 other locations nationwide but this is the first they’ve chosen for New York state! They say they’re “all about celebrating Ireland with a modern twist.” They’ll have over 100 beers on tap and 30+ TVs for all of your favorite sports. What interests me the most is their use of a “scratch kitchen concept,” which means everything will be cooked from scratch, no already prepared foods. I wonder if they’ll look to utilize some local ingredients in their meals. Waxy’s Modern Irish Bar + Kitchen will be located on the lower level below FunnyBone Comedy Club.

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Next, I may have literally screamed when I heard about the next opening at Crossgates. Online retailer ThinkGeek, is opening a new location at Crossgates Mall this December. According to the press release, they say the new store location is focused entirely on collectibles. Seeing that most products from ThinkGeek.com is from the various geeky fandoms I find myself a part of, I assume most of what’s available online will be in the store. I’m already saying goodbye to any future paychecks and planning on introducing myself to the staff since they’ll be getting all of my money and getting to know my face. ThinkGeek will be upstairs across from the food court.

[Quote by Bo Derek]