The white elephant that is taking up a huge chunk of real estate at the Meadowlands (formerly known as Xanadu - currently known as American Dream) has new challenge: a lawsuit from their neighbors.
According to John Brennan of the Bergen Record, the Giants and Jets are pursuing legal action to prevent the embattled shopping and entertainment complex from doing business on Sundays - when it does finally open in 2014. Giants' CEO John Mara is taking the lead on this one.....
From Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk:
Though Bergen County, N.J. blue laws prohibit most retail shopping on Sundays (the days the two football teams care most about), there’s an argument over how much of a traffic nightmare it would become while they’re trying to do business.
Bergen County’s blue laws prohibit most retail shopping on Sundays, but Mara said that “it’s never been clear about what percentage of the project would be open” on game days.
In addition to a giant mall, the project is scheduled to include a water park, and indoor amusement park, a giant Ferris wheel and an indoor ski slope.
“We hoped to sit down and work out a reasonable compromise, but they’ve so far taken the position that they can simply be open on Sundays,” Mara said to The Record's John Brennan. “If you look at the other malls in Bergen County, they’re quite successful while being closed on Sundays for 52 weeks a year. We’re obviously asking for a lot less from them.”
Brennan spoke with John Mara this week.....READ HERE