American Dream ‘Retail-tainment’ Expects 300,000 Visitors A Day

American Dream Miami is expected to become the largest mall in America, but the company behind the project says that they aren’t mall developers, according to the AP.

Triple Five Worldwide Group said at a recent county hearing that the a lot of the 6 million square project is  ‘retail-tainment.’ It should become an alternative attractions in Orlando such as Disney World.

The project is proposed to include an indoor ski slope, water park, submarine ride attraction, skating rink, 2,000 hotel rooms, theaters, a performing arts center, and eateries. Total space:

  • Retail – 3,500,000 square feet
  • Entertainment – 1,500,000 square feet
  • Hotel – 2,000 rooms
  • Common Area – 1,200,000 square feet

The developer predicts that American Dream Miami will draw 300,000 visitors a day.

A county vote on the project is expected in fall, and completion is forecast for 2022.

 

 

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Jason
4 years ago

I’m in for the indoor ski slope. They also forgot to mention the amusement theme ride park.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I just hope they will have some adult rides/coasters too in the amusement theme ride park.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Guys don’t forget the average age of the Miami Dade Commissioners is probably 95, plus all of them live in the suburbs.

Marc305
4 years ago

A lot of negativity once again but the same was said about the Mall of America in Minnesota and 25 years later it’s still a success. I live and work in Brickell but build me an indoor ski slope and I will be there at least once or twice a month.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You said it 25 Years ago….

Anonymous
4 years ago

Actually, a good chunk of MoA is struggling, specifically the forth floor.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Flagstone or this? Which will happen first?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Well, the City has just voted to find Flagstone in default…

Anonymous
4 years ago

a swampland mecca for overweight mouth breathers so they can feast on lard and melted cheese. mediocrity at its finest.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry, everyone don’t have the money to hop on their own private jet like you can and wine and dine themselves in places like Saudi Arabia or Shanghai anytime you feel like it.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Just google “Xanadu Meadowlands” if you want to understand why this whole thing worries me… And the Jersey project had direct mass transit access too…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Unless you’re investing money in it, why are you worried about it failing? You can drive all over this city or country and see many examples of failed businesses.

Anonymous
4 years ago

One doesn’t have to do with the other. Just because I’m not personally invested, monetarily, doesn’t mean I want a giant white elephant in our County.

Time will tell.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You must do a lot of worrying over things you have no control over.

Anonymous
4 years ago

that’s an incredibly short sighted argument, especially considering the fact they are developing on prime frame land.

Anonymous
4 years ago

We are all investing there….where you thing the money the county will invest to built the highway exits and other infrastructures will come?

Anonymous
4 years ago

actually google “american mall” and go to the News section. The American Mall is a relic of the past

Anonymous
4 years ago

Don’t like this project. It just contributes to the bane that is suburbia and sprawl.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The project is stalled for a couple years as they are having trouble with their New Jersey project, the one they were using as their recent prime example.

Lorenzo
4 years ago

~53K people a day visit the Magic Kingdom but this site feels the audacity to publish the claim this fat mall will get 300K a day. What developer claim won’t they publish?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Great project

Anonymous
4 years ago

I hope they build it!

From Miami
4 years ago

I hope they build it!

Anonymous
4 years ago

So, a tourist trap that keeps you there all day and charges you $8 for a bottle of water. Who wants to live next to that? How does that really add value to the community? Sounds like the American Dream 50 years ago.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“Who wants to live next to that? How does that really add value to the community?”

Looks like you’re making the case of it being a pretty successful Mall. As long as this Mall is paying in taxes for more police, fire, and schools and takes a lot of that burden off my pockets, it would be some good and sound value to me.

anonymous rex
4 years ago

so nationwide trends show that malls are a thing of the past which are harmful to cities and unsustainable so miami-dade county wants to build the biggest one. way to think forward.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Especially, when there will be no transit.
It will be a wasteland. Then again, I thought the same thing when Dolphin Mall was being built and although it’s the tackiest, in the most remote, horrible area of the county, it sure packs them in. I have to tell you though, I wouldn’t want to be caught dead around Dolphin Mall. But then again, that’s me.

aceraroja
4 years ago

Yeah I feel like people here think any vertical concrete in Miami is a good thing. Much of it is horrible and this is the absolute worst. Car-dependent, tackyyyy, trashy, lowbrow, redundant. I hope to GOD this shithole is never built and instead a nice new transit-connected town for a few tens of thousands of actual humans is built. I’d prefer another Doral to this horrible mall disney ripoff.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You hope to GOD somebody else take their money and build something that pleases you…as long as it’s “someone else risking their money and not you!”

Anonymous
4 years ago

Traditional malls are definitely on the decline but amusement parks are doing well, which is really what this project is.

Even though everyone knows Amusement parks are malls with attractions, By framing it as a DESTINATION, people will see it as a Disney alternative instead of a shopping mall alternative (though the shopping component is obviously important too). I honestly see this doing well, especially with families who don’t want to do the 4+ hour drive to Orlando and back. I just hope they figure out the traffic, specifically how to get mass transit to and from this place.