American Dream

June 23, 2022

NJ’s American Dream mall will open huge food hall with iconic NYC eateries

New Jersey's American Dream on Thursday announced the seven vendors that will make up the mega mall's food hall. The 10,000-square-foot space will feature iconic New York City food and drink offerings, as well as oversized games, including Jenga, corn hole, and Connect 4. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza will be opening their first Garden State locations within the mall, along with NYC favorites Vinoteca, Lady M, and Vanessa's Dumpling House. The food hall will celebrate its grand opening on July 13 with a corn hole tournament, live music, kid's games, and prizes.
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March 30, 2022

300-foot-tall Ferris wheel with views of NYC to open at NJ’s American Dream mega-mall

New Jersey's American Dream mega-mall and Skyviews of America on Wednesday announced the opening date for Dream Wheel, a 300-foot tall Ferris wheel with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River, and the New Jersey Meadowlands. The Dream Wheel, which can hold 16 passengers at a time during a 30-minute ride, will open to the public on April 13.
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September 20, 2021

American Dream mall opens luxury retail wing, including NJ’s only Saks Fifth Avenue location

The upscale retail and dining wing of New Jersey's American Dream mall finally opened last week after a pandemic-related delayed. Dubbed "The Avenue," the 300,000-square-foot hall is anchored by a two-level Saks Fifth Avenue, now the only location in the Garden State. Other stores now open at American Dream include Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Mulberry, Johnny Was, and renowned Italian restaurant, Carpaccio, the first location of the establishment in the Northeast.
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August 9, 2021

First-ever Oreo cookie cafe opens at NJ’s American Dream mall

A sweets shop at New Jersey's American Dream mall just got even sweeter. The first-ever Oreo cafe opened last week on the top floor of the candy department store IT'SUGAR, a candy and gift shop that measures 22,000 square feet across three levels. The store features a menu of Oreo-inspired desserts, including do-it-your-self customizable treats, and limited-edition cookie merchandise.
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September 4, 2020

NJ’s American Dream mall will reopen October 1

New Jersey's American Dream megamall will reopen its doors next month after shuttering for six months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this summer, the mall's future looked bleak, with developer Triple Five Group missing mortgage payments and multiple tenants leaving the site. But with American Dream's indoor ski park officially running again and retail stores and attractions set to reopen on October 1, the mall's luck may be turning around.
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July 22, 2020

No reopening plans for NJ’s American Dream mall as tenants flee and owner skips mortgage payments

After nearly two decades of construction delays, New Jersey's mega-mall American Dream partially opened last October. Six months later, the three-million-square-foot venue was forced to close its doors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, even as the state continues its gradual reopening, there is still no reopening date for the $5 billion mall. As reported, owner Triple Five Group has missed three consecutive mortgage payments and retail tenants are getting out of their leases at the space.
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December 23, 2019

North America’s first indoor ski resort is now open at New Jersey’s American Dream mega-mall

New Jersey's three-million-square-foot American Dream mega-mall has added another attraction to its phased opening: a 16-story, climate-controlled indoor ski slope. Big SNOW is the first of its kind in North America and aims to make it easier for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. The location offers equipment rentals, lessons, private coaching, children's programs, and private events.
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October 25, 2019

After 16 years and $5B, New Jersey’s American Dream mall is now (partially) open

As 6sqft reported in July, the three-million-square-foot American Dream mega-mall with an indoor water park, amusement rides, and a ski slope adjacent East Rutherford, New Jersey's Met Life Stadium, had announced an October 25 opening. Now, after what may add up to $1 billion in taxpayer incentives, the mall that was formerly known as Xanadu is open, the New York Times reports. The opening may disappoint anyone waiting to shop: The property's owner, Canadian real estate firm Triple Five Group, says the mall's first phase consists of an ice-skating rink, a Nickelodeon amusement park, and regular "slime" shows–with the rest to come in subsequent "chapters."
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July 3, 2019

Opening date for NJ’s delayed American Dream mega-mall set for October

The mega-mall that has been in the works for over 16 years officially has an opening date, as reported. On October 25, American Dream, the three-million-square-foot venue with an indoor water park, amusement rides, and ski slope, will finally open its doors, developer Triple Five announced Wednesday. New Jersey first signed a deal in 2003 with developers for the Met Life Stadium-adjacent site, but financial issues halted construction on and off for more than a decade.
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May 21, 2019

New Jersey’s long-stalled American Dream mega-mall is delayed again

The opening of the mega-mall next to Met Life Stadium in New Jersey is delayed again, the developer announced on Monday. American Dream, a huge three-million-square-foot venue with an indoor ski slope, water park, amusement rides, and ice rink, will open this fall instead of the spring, as originally promised. But what's a few more months? The project has been in the works for more than 16 years, plagued by financial and legal problems.
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August 23, 2018

See the 800-foot indoor ski slope, water park, and observation wheel coming to North Jersey

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek at the massive food hall coming to the American Dream mega-mall next to Met Life Stadium. The $3 billion, 4.5 million-square-foot shopping mall, which has been 16 years in the making, will also boast the largest indoor ski slope in the western hemisphere, an NHL-sized ice rink, a 4-D movie theater, a LEGOLAND, an eight-acre Nickelodeon water park and theme park, and an Observation Wheel with 26 climate-controlled gondolas overlooking the NYC skyline from a height "nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty." And we've now got a first look at what these other over-the-top amusements will look like.
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August 20, 2018

Huge American Dream mall near MetLife stadium will put NYC’s food halls to shame

Is NYC's biggest food hall coming to New Jersey?! According to Eater, that may be the case. They report that the long-stalled (16 years, to be exact) American Dream mall planned for the site next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford will have 50 grab-and-go options, 20 full-service restaurants, a Vice-branded food hall, and the world's first Kosher food hall. This is in addition to the $3 billion, 4.5 million-square-foot shopping mall's insane amenities like the largest indoor ski slope in the western hemisphere, an NHL-sized ice rink, a 4-D movie theater, a LEGOLAND, and an eight-acre Nickelodeon water park and theme park.
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