Roller coasters going up in new indoor mall in New Jersey

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Glimpses inside the 3 million square foot shopping and entertainment mecca from its Canadian-based developer, Triple Five, have been scarce. But, that hasn't stopped some of the thousands of workers on site each day from posting photos of the progress of the roller coasters on social media.

Read more from NJ.com.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:25 PM

It really looks awesome. At at a mere 5 billion dollars for everything! That stupid Wall is set to cost... what?

What I find hard to believe is that the county in which the mall resides still has an antiquated blue law on the books that will disallow retail transactions on Sundays. Never fear, riders, the amusement park, water park, restaurants, etc etc will be allowed to operate, but no clothes, shoes, or furniture for ya.

I don’t know how sales taxes on such items go in NJ, but it’s still a head shaker for me.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:26 PM

I think New Jersey doesn't have a sales tax on clothes, at least below a certain amount. The mall may also be in a low-tax zone (some nearby retail developments are). But you're right, it is a little amazing not just that Bergen County still has such strict blue laws, but that people keep building malls there.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:06 AM

hambone said:

I think New Jersey doesn't have a sales tax on clothes, at least below a certain amount. The mall may also be in a low-tax zone (some nearby retail developments are). But you're right, it is a little amazing not just that Bergen County still has such strict blue laws, but that people keep building malls there.

I live in Bergen County,near the Garden State Plaza.

Every time there's a vote to get rid of the Blue Laws ,it goes down in flames.

I believe the last vote was more then 2 or 3 to 1.

People around here like having one day a week without grid lock traffic.

If they really need something,people take a quick ride to Passaic County.

As far as the new mall having areas open on Sunday.

Sounds great,but good luck getting there ,especially during football/concert season.

Its literally across the street from Met Life Stadium.

In fact,they use what will be the mall's parking lots/deck for game day parking.

This includes Saturday NFL games at the end of the season,and high school playoffs.

Over the years,since 2003 I believe, other companies have tried to build this,and have failed.

Most people think that,if/when this place opens it won't be a success.

At least I'll be able to pick up a quick couple of credits for the coasters.

Last edited by rpbobcat, Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:07 AM
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Friday, January 25, 2019 3:24 PM

Considering the ultra-populated area of northern NJ doesn't have a single amusement park, I don't understand how anyone can be down about this.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:00 AM

Well, I'm not down about it - I'm not sure about it as a business venture, but we'll find out about that.

As for northern New Jersey not having an amusement park, that's technically true, but the biggest park in the northeast is an hour and a half away from the site in question, and Dorney is only slightly farther, and there's a Legoland opening less than an hour away, plus various spots on the shore. So it's not like the area is underserved.

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Monday, January 28, 2019 11:57 AM

There are a lot of amusement parks within a reasonable (hour and a half drive) of northern NJ- Great Adventure, Dorney Park, Coney Island, Rye Playland, Lake Compounce, and some on the Jersey shore come to mind- but northern NJ itself doesn't have anything. Land of Make Believe is very small, and Bowcraft is gone. Since Bertrand Island closed in the early 80's, there hasn't been much.

The success of this park will probably depend on how many people feel the need to visit another mall, which northern NJ probably does NOT need.

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Monday, January 28, 2019 3:18 PM

If you can get from NNJ to Lake Compounce in an hour and a half, I want to know your route ;-)

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Monday, January 28, 2019 4:17 PM

Heh. Okay, two hours. And if you're in Mahwah.

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