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Byline: Gregory J. Gilligan
Aug. 23--Amber Stein dreads dragging her children to the mall. But yesterday, she discovered a bright spot at Regency Square -- a new play area where her children can jump, climb and crawl to their heart's content.
"It's a great place for them to expend some energy," Stein said as her son, Aaron, and daughter, Simone, leaped over a soft-foam sculpture of an oversized bottle of water.
"Having a good place for the kids to play will draw them back here -- and me," she said, sitting on a padded seat.
That is exactly what the owners of Regency Square hope will happen. With increased competition expected from two …