Wednesday, November 20, 2019
After 17 years, a small part of the 3 million s/f American Dream retail and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ opened last month. Developer Triple Five obtained a temporary certificate of occupancy from the State of New Jersey and was able to open what it calls “Chapter One” of the center which includes a massive indoor Nickelodeon Universe amusement park and The Rink, an NHL-sized ice skating and hockey facility. The TCO will last for 90 days and can be renewed. “Chapter Two” begins this month when the gates open at Dreamworks Water Park. The opening of Big Snow indoor ski slope is the third chapter and is slated for December. The retail and shopping districts of the center, when open, will include 450 retailers and restaurants...J.C. Penney opened a revamped location at North East Mall in Hurst, TX that features a totally reimagined format and a truncated name: Penney’s. The store includes Penney’s first ever fitness studio with instructor-led fitness, stretching, and yoga classes, lifestyle workshops, cooking gadget demos, a kid’s clubhouse, 11 lounges, a café, and a Shutterfly Picture Pop Selfie Studio.