Flash mobs, marching bands, hay and pumpkin shows and a three-story Statue of Liberty fabricated from sweet had been only a few of the sights at American Dream’s delicate opening Friday for family and friends.
Don Ghermezian, president of American Dream, the three million-square-foot leisure and procuring middle in East Rutherford, N.J., stood on a balcony overlooking the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, and mentioned, “It’s been eight years of laborious, laborious work to get up to now. There have all the time been troublesome moments all through the time, however at no level did we take into account giving up on the venture.
“I’m elated,” he added. “Our experience has been that [the entertainment] will bring families who won’t spend hours, but, rather, days.” Ghermezian mentioned American Dream, in addition to native residents of the New York-metro space, is focusing on the 70 million vacationers who go to New York City. With the deliberate “several thousand hotel rooms open [during the project’s next phase], tourists will stay at American Dream and visit New York,” he believes.
Ghermezian was requested concerning the chance of Barneys New York opening at the venture. The specialty retailer agreed to open a retailer and freestanding Freds restaurant, however has since filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety.
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