Mall Of America Owner Eyes Troubled NJ Complex

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The company that owns Mall of America now has its eye on a massive, troubled retail and entertainment complex in northern New Jersey.

Triple Five, which owns the Mall of America in Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, announced Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent with the lenders of Xanadu to develop the 2.3 million square-foot complex in the Meadowlands.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie welcomed the move, saying he has delivered on a promise to revitalize the sprawling $2 billion complex originally slated to open in late 2007.

Two other companies have previously had control of the project.

Officials at Triple Five say they hope to transform the site into a premier retail, tourism and entertainment destination.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  • melody

    thank you governor christie. you delivered on a promise and made absolutely certain that this fluke-of-luck was brought to our attention so we can praise you for it. rah rah rah.

    sorry chris – this is more like spelling your name correctly on the SAT’s.

    you don’t need to be miss cleo to read tea leaves to know that xanadu is nothing short of a train wreck just looking for final impact.

    love, melody

    p.s. chris, take it easy on the xmas cookies this year. back on your diet after new years. remember, portion control ;)

    • red D

      It’s nasty left wing liberals that can’t stand the tight grip of fiscal conservatism.
      have a good “responsible” holiday ma’am.

  • lou

    they needed a new meadowlands ?smells like whitemans welfare

  • Tom

    Another useless,eyesore, money losing, project brought to you by years of democratic “leadership”….Thank you Corzine, Menendez, Lousenberg,

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