NJ’s American Dream mall will open huge food hall with iconic NYC eateries

Courtesy of American Dream

New Jersey’s American Dream on Thursday announced the seven vendors that will make up the mega mall’s food hall. The 10,000-square-foot space will feature iconic New York City food and drink offerings, as well as oversized games, including Jenga, corn hole, and Connect 4. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza will be opening their first Garden State locations within the mall, along with NYC favorites Vinoteca, Lady M, and Vanessa’s Dumpling House. The food hall will celebrate its grand opening on July 13 with a corn hole tournament, live music, kid’s games, and prizes.

Vinoteca is a first-of-its-kind drinking experience that offers customers the opportunity to try 64 different wines using an interactive machine that pours 1-ounce, 3-ounce, and 5-ounce glasses for tasting.

Lady M is an NYC-based luxury confection brand that serves a signature style of crepes that fuses French and Japanese pasty techniques at over 50 locations worldwide.

Vanessa’s Dumpling House will offer its beloved selection of Beijing-style dumplings, as well as noodles, salads, soups, and sauces.

“The addition of these unique food and wine concepts perfectly complements our world-class attractions and robust retail offerings, reinforcing American Dream as an unrivaled destination,” Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream, said.

The food hall is set to introduce the Dream Bar, a bar offering specialty cocktails, in the Fall of 2022. Soon after in the winter, organic cookie company Bang Cookies is planning on opening an outpost in the food hall.

With its opening, the hall will join the already open Coca-Cola Eats food hall. The mega mall plans to open a third food hall, the Kosher Food Hall, in the near future, according to SI Live.

The food halls opening comes weeks after the owners of the property, Triple Five Group, failed to make their semiannual payment on an $800 million municipal bond, as the Wall Street Journal reported.

Additionally, a securities filing from May showed that the property lost approximately $60 million in 2021, as The Real Deal reported. The mall generated $173 million in revenue but lost $232 million due to expenses.


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