On October 26, eight miles west of Manhattan in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the door swings partially toward the mega, do not call the mall, a place for entertainment and retail, betting it can bypass the Apocalypse of retail. ”
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"Actually, the retail apocalypse was really great for us compared to our peers," Getmezian said. "I love Amazon. I love shopping online, but what I found from our business is that he has peeled d from weaker centers and weaker experiences, and this is allowed for centers like ours … michaelto actually take a bigger chunk of this pie and do better. What we see is that at the end of the day, people are still social beings and people want to go out. ”
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The private company secured American Dream financing after a previous developer abandoned the project in 2003, using a 49% stake in its Mall of America property, along with the sale $ 1.1 billion in tax-exempt bonds. The developers reportedly received $ 390 million in tax breaks.
"Our commitment to securing funding for its implementation, as we have pledged our crown jewelry asset, is truly an example of our commitment and belief in the success of this development," says Getmesian.
it's a big day for New Jersey, it's a huge step, and a lot of time is coming, "said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy during a press conference to open.
Because the brick-and-mortar stores of the American Dream will have to impress , as high-end retailers and anchors and, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, have joined the property's entertainment venues. Over the past few years, prominent retailers have closed their doors and filed for bankruptcy. American Apparel, BCBG, Aerosols, and Forever 21 have filed for bankruptcy, To name a few, the April 2019 UBS report cited by The Washington Post predicted that 75,000 clothing, electronics and furniture stores would close within the next 6 to 7 years.
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"That's a lot more" than mall
Part of the Triple Five plan for success requires stores to step up their game. The company refused retailers who failed to offer more than just a retail experience.
"We want you to get in and have something special happen in a store, a retail experience in our real estate experience that you don't want to get anywhere else," Getmezian said, though it does not reveal what the retailers have planned or who were rejected for not offering a qualified concept.
After their original opening its Nickelodeon Universe theme park and ice rink on October 25, American Dream will roll out 3 extras its DreamWorks Water Park will open on November 27. Its indoor ski slope, Big Snow and Snowboard Park will open on December 5. And in March 2020, a grand opening will be held for the entire site, including retailers
This access pass allows visitors to use all their vehicles at Nickelodeon Universe theme park and ice rink is $ 49.99. Total access passes cost $ 39.99. Children up to 2 years old are allowed free admission. Some children are forbidden for underweight children and age restrictions.
The facility is expected to increase tax revenue. So far, 1200 people work directly at American Dream. An additional 17,000 people will work on behalf of renters of leisure, shopping and dining establishments that move around the space.
"People refer to us as a mall, and the Mall of America has a mall in its name, as well as the West Edmonton Bridge, and these are testaments of their time, although today they have gone much beyond that. The American Dream does not say that it is much more, "said Getmesian.
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