Xanadu to get 'Hawaii area' with palm trees, beaches

EAST RUTHERFORD - The Xanadu project is heating up-- literally.

Developers of the complex announced today that the finished project will include a "Hawaii area" with beaches, palm trees, a wave pool and a constant temperature of 83 degrees. Developers say Xanadu will also have a new name, "American Dream Meadowlands." Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J) says the changes can't come soon enough.

The mall will also get plenty of retail stores, developers say. They say the project will bring some 35,000 jobs to New Jersey and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.

Triple Five, the company that took over the project, also owns the Mall of America in Minnesota.

The name was inspired by the developers' family, who immigrated to the U.S. to achieve the American dream. They now want to share it with New Jersey and the world.

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