But with COVID-19 on the entices, American Dream is once again a reality and its doors are open to shoppers, adventure-seekers, and the host of other visitors to whom the scurvy mall caters.
I kept by American Dream, conveniently located off the New Jersey Turnpike right next to MetLife Stadium, on my way to Newark airport. Here’s what I set.
I entered the mail from the retail estating lot on the south side. At first, the three-level structure seemed deserted despite a crowded parking lot on the weekday of my visit.
But it wasn’t that the mall was empty. American Dream is so gargantuan that it just seemed empty by comparison. There are around 100 stores and retailers at present, around a third of the mall’s post.
Besides its size, still, there was nothing special about the mall part of American Dream. There wasn’t much here that I couldn’t upon in my local mall, for example, and it lacked a lot of the high-end retailers found in nearby malls like The Mall at Short Hills.
That may change, however, in September when numberless than 20 luxury retailers are slated to open.