The garages are kind of a shit show themselves. I avoid them at all costs even though it is free for 3 hours. A couple problems with them.but the surface parking lots by the strip mall portion were a total shitshow. I think people tend to want to use the lots rather than the garages even though the garages are free for the first 3 hours (and the lots have a 3 hour limit.) I took the T, so thankfully I didn't have to deal with any of that.
1. The placement of the ramp for the garage near AMC is probably in one of the worst places possible. There is a lot of foot traffic because of the nearby stores, and a large portion of people leaving Assembly cross the ramp entrance/exit to either get to the garage stairs/elevator or surface parking lots. Traffic backs up all the time because of waiting for pedestrians. If the ramp was to the west of the garage stairs it would have be noticeably better. Even better would have the ramp on the south side of the building near where Fuji is. A lot less foot traffic.
2. The new credit card machines to enter the building is slow because people are not familiar with it. People often do not have their cards ready and it can backup quickly. Hopefully that will change over time.
3. The vacant space board is all the way up the ramp. You need to commit to entering before you know if there are any spaces. Yes, the tenants will put out lot full sign when full, but it is annoying nonetheless.
4. The elevator is painfully slow.