When Quincy Place Mall opened in 1990 I was so excited. This was Ottumwa's first mall and I couldn't wait for it to open. Boy was I disappointed when it opened. At the time alot of the stores were food stores...you can't do much shopping in those. These days the mall has changed. Stores have closed & new ones have opened. Yet, the mall still hasn't really improved. Basically, it's just nothing special. It is nowhere near as good as any of the malls in Des Moines. The only thing I really enjoy about this mall is the Halloween trick or treating. Every Halloween the mall has trick or treating in all of its stores. It's a great way to take the kids to get some candy in a safe environment.