The internet's body count is vast: civil discourse, snail mail, print journalism (sup!), attention spans, and, of course, brick-and-mortar shopping.
To combat the so-called mallpocalypse, the latter industry is populating malls with zany what-have-yous (entertainment, dining, etc.) to replace evaporating retail tenants. Hence the Mall of America's newest attractions: Dough Dough, a raw cookie dough stand, and Rock of Ages Blacklight Minigolf, which is exactly like it sounds.
Dough Dough, which debuted as a Twin Cities food truck earlier this year, is capitalizing on the still-raging raw cookie dough trend. Its product -- blobs of chocolate chip, salted caramel, peanut butter, and more -- is pasteurized and eggless, rendering it safe to eat. The Bloomington megamall says DD's "cookies by the spoonful!" will be available sometime this fall.
No waiting required for the just-opened Rock of Ages Blacklight Minigolf. The new putt-putt course is themed after Rock of Ages, the hit 2005 Broadway play turned terrible 2012 movie. All 18 holes bask in the over-share beams of blacklights, rendering them rock 'n' roll ... or something.
That means MOA currently has two mini-golf courses -- 'member Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, the moose/mountain-themed course at Level 3 North? Located at Level 3 East, RoA golf will cost ya $10 per round; it looks a little something like this:
Hungry for more MOA content? Revisit my smash-hit listicle from last week: Mall of America turns 25: See 9 outrageously '90s videos of early MOA.