This is the stairway from the inside of the mall heading downstairs to the bowling alley. At the bottom of the stairs is a really cool square block fountain that I haven't seen working in probably 15 years. The bowling alley was just behind the glass windows.
The stairs in the next two pictures also head down to the bowling alley, which I never knew until just recently. They were always just mysterious stairs to me.
This next picture shows the stairway heading downstairs from the street.
A sad view of the deserted basement hallway in 2003.