American Dream opening pushed to 2017

The developer for the American Dream complex at the Meadowlands has gotten approval for more funding from the state, but has also pushed the timetable for the complex back a bit.

New Jersey state officials approved a bond for $675 million that will help pay for enhancements for the mega-mall. American Dream will include an indoor water park, restaurants, shopping, a movie theater, and even an indoor ski slope.

American Dream was supposed to open in the fall of 2016, but developer Triple-5 now says the project will not be complete until the summer of 2017.

Work on the project sat dormant for five years due to financial problems and a lawsuit with MetLife Stadium over traffic concerns. Work resumed once again last July.

Triple-5 says the mall portion of American Dream should be ready early, but it wants the whole complex to open at the same time.

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