More than a decade after it started, the mega-mall in New jersey’s Meadowlands is going to open – really.
Developer Triple Five Group announced this morning that the mall, now named American Dream, will open in Fall 2019.
The 138 acre development is being billed as an every changing emporium of shopping, dining and entertainment.
“For over 35 years, Triple Five Group has embraced the concept that retail cannot exist without entertainment and experiential elements, and American Dream will further raise the bar,” said Don Ghermezian, President, American Dream.
“Guests will experience something completely unique each time they visit–this project will be the realization of their wildest dreams.”
Retailers will include Saks Fifth Avenue with Gucci and Louis Vuitton,
Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana and Moncler, Zara, H&M and Uniqlo, Barneys New York and Freds at Barneys New York restaurant will open its only New Jersey location.
Experiential retailer Fourpost, a shopping destination for today’s family that hosts frequently rotating selections of the best brands and interactive experiences, will open at American Dream. The shopping assortment will be broad and kinetic, from luxury tenants to a revolving and always fresh collective of dream drops.
According to Triple Five, high design, ultra-modern interiors are juxtaposed with unexpected surprises of city gardens, site specific art, interactive sitting salons and more.
There will be six grand atriums flooded with natural light, each offering a unique experience. In one, guests will discover a garden with bird filled aviaries and bunny rabbit fields. A 60-foot fashion fountain becomes a catwalk in a matter of seconds, located in the Koi Court. An entire 60-foot entertainment atrium will be a hub for live events and social gathering.
Museum-scale interiors will boast art from around the globe and the mall will keep a rotating installations and activations. Though its footprint is large, American Dream is designed so that no two points of interest are more than a few minutes’ walk apart.
Diverse dining experiences, from fine to grab-n-go, feature food from South America, Asia, Italy, the Mediterranean, and more.
Big SNOW, the first indoor snowpark in North America, will include The Shops at Big SNOW, ski chalets and more, all kept at a brisk 26°F year-round.
The DreamWorks Water Park will be largest indoor water park in North America and the world’s steepest roller coasterwill be situated at the fully enclosed Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere.
Additional offerings include: NHL-sized ice-skating rink, performing arts theater, KidZania, CMX Luxury Movie Theater, 300-foot observation wheel overlooking Manhattan, New Jersey Hall of Fame, Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, Climbzone, Mirror Maze and two 18-hole miniature golf courses.
“Located adjacent to the Meadowlands Sports Complex (just five miles from Manhattan), American Dream is designed to capture the imagination of, and become a fixture for, the area’s catchment of over 20 million residents and 65 million tourists that visit annually,” said triple Five in a press release.
“The dream begins this Fall. Tenants will continue to open their doors through the Holiday 2019 and early 2020 seasons. By developing and evolving the property with a mindset of procuring something for everyone, American Dream delivers truly unique and memorable experiences for all guests.”
Triple Five Group has developed and managed a range of mixed-use ventures. Most notably, the company owns and manages North America’s two largest tourism, retail and entertainment complexes: West Edmonton Mall and the Mall of America.