It's been like 6 years since I last went, and it was not overrun by ghetto trash then. The place was sort of a dump, but it wasn't dangerous
I went there during the summer for some putt putt and kart racing with my lady friend. I didn't let her out of my sight. Lots of people acting the fool, loitering and such. Not a pretty sight. I think I'd rather go to the Citiplace theater.
That doesn't make it a warzone by any means, but it's still no example of how great the area is. Perhaps Chimes East, Bay Leaf, or Tiger Sushi? Those places were all really classy when I went by last. Also, the Laser Tag place is right there too, and I haven't been there for a few years, but I haven't heard anyone talk like it's going down.