St. John’s flocks to The Rec Room entertainment and dining complex

St. John’s flocks to The Rec Room entertainment and dining complex
Image: Gabby Peyton

The Avalon Mall in St. John’s is now home to Atlantic Canada’s first The Rec Room. The new 30,000 square foot entertainment and dining complex turned on the 100 arcade machines for the first time Thursday, April 25 and it includes a 200-seat restaurant, four-lane bowling alley, axe-throwing and a virtual reality experience.

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