First Retail Shop At American Dream Miami Revealed: It’Sugar ‘Candy Department Store’

The biggest mall ever built in America will soon begin construction in Miami, and one retailer has revealed that they have plans to open a store there.

It is the first retailer known to have plans for a store there.

IT’SUGAR will open a “candy department store” at American Dream Miami “if and when” the mall opens, the CEO of the candy retailer told the SFBJ.

IT’SUGAR will open a similar store on October 23 at the American Dream mall opening near New York, in East Rutherford, NJ.

It will be the world’s largest non-producing candy store.

The massive NJ store will span three stories and 22,000 square feet, with a 60-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty that can be seen from every level. Instead of a torch, the statue will hold a lollipop.

The first floor will have a pick-and-mix area with 500 options. On the second floor will be merchandise and candy, and a cafe will be on the third floor.

The store will become a destination in itself, able to draw people who come just to see the store, the CEO said.

American Dream Miami will be bigger than the one in New Jersey. The Miami version will include retail and entertainment components, including resort hotels, amusement parks, and an indoor ski facility.

Site work for the mall was expected to begin earlier this summer, an attorney for the developer said, according to a June report. Completion of infrastructure needed to open the complex wasn’t expected until 2025, he said at the time (the SFBJ article says opening could be in 2023).

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow cue the gimmickry

Anonymous
2 years ago

Peak consumerism a candy store in a giant mall in the everglades.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I was thinking about getting diabetes and high cholesterol, this clinches it! 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

Make a Willy Wonk theme park already. I need diabetes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Willy Wonka statue holding the lollipop would have been cool.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nah, two animatronics of the Fanjul Brothers welcoming you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seems doubtful with the bigger IPs they’ve been dealing with lately, but Uni almost built a land at Islands before Disney dropped Potter.

Anonymous
2 years ago

how are they opening in 2023 when the American Dream Miami won’t be open until 2025? There are many holes in this article.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And you really believe this is getting built by 2025?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Speaking of holes

Anonymous
2 years ago

Make it a chocolate wonderland and count me in…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think some candies include Chocolates of all types.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LAME, give me a 3 story chocolate waterfall…go big or go home. Willy wonky style- canoe in chocolate

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s about time …. only 43% of the Pediatric population in America hasn’t yet reach the goal of morbid obesity!!!

Pendejo
2 years ago

TACKY!

Anonymous
2 years ago

why are developers so obsessed with building cities within cities? Only in south Flordia, they keep building more and more retail not happening in other states.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please read the articles, then think before posting.
It is not “only in S. Florida”. TNM clearly tells you that the developer is behind a similar project in NJ. The other artciles tell you that this experiential model of entertainment and retail is done in MN and in Alberta.

If you are serious about the question, “Why are developers so obsessed with building….” The answer is, because that is what developers do.

Anon
2 years ago

One of the best comments i’ve seen on here.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What do you prefer? Suburbs where you have to drive everywhere and sit in traffic?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why do you care

Anonymous
2 years ago

They had one at sawgrass and it lasted less than a yr. ADM will be a major disappointment. Retail is on decline. Theme park and those other attraction better be great to bring ppl in.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is brightline/Virgin planning on building a train stop here?

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, but hopefully Metromover expands there…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, it’ll takes how many hours to reach by Metromover?

Anonymous
2 years ago

days*

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe Baylink can be extended to the Mall. God knows they are both happening in the next generation…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Kettle life

Go Miami go!
2 years ago

There use to be talks of a station there using old private rail lines that use to haul sand from the Cemex/Rinker Quarry. A rail stop would be outstanding.

Anonymous
2 years ago

rail transit makes absolutely zero economic sense out there. please everyone, stop!

Anonymous
2 years ago

why say that? They are marketing American Dream Mall Miami to be the Disney Land of South FL.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes absolutely they are planning right now as we speak working all weekend to come up with a plan it’s going to be big time they are really dialing it up

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who cares?
That mall probably won’t even get built and an announcement is being made about a retailer opening? They are lucky they just got free press…

NaneskiS
2 years ago

Bizarre

Anonymous
2 years ago

need to build more miami subs grill restaurants around miami city skyline or florida state itself!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This tells you what a lame project this is

Anonymous
2 years ago

IT’SUGAR will open a “candy department store” at American Dream Miami “if and when” the mall opens, the CEO of the candy retailer told the SFBJ. “if and when” = LMAO

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is so stupid.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Gross. This whole project is tacky AF.

NaneskiS
2 years ago

Bizarre

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes because that is what this country needs, more sugar retail stores. There’s not enough obesity or diabetes. Gotta level things out you know

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pure junk typical Miami

Anonymous
2 years ago

More waste from a wasteful project.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Retail still works in Miami
Ñooooo que barato and Valsan are making a killing…

Anonymous
2 years ago

While Brickell City Center and the Design District are ghost towns, Westland Mall and Mall of the Americas can’t find enough space to add parking…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sarcasm? Mall of the Americas is filled with ppl at the DMV or job placement office…theater was replaced with a Costco lmao

Anonymous
2 years ago

I know, LMAO, whatever it takes to bring people in at least the retailers are happy and their registers are ringing…

Anonymous
2 years ago

The old Tiger Direct is being gutted. I wonder what they’re going to build there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s going to be an adult bookstore

Anon
2 years ago

They should replace it with a gentleman’s club and call it Tootsies Too. The o’s in the logo can be boobs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t know when you go to BCC, but the times I have been there it was fairly busy including people with shopping bags.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Those people are fake they are hired to walk around with shopping bags

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, because in Hialeah the other alternative for families to spend leisure time together is visiting Public Sabor

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly, they want to get out of the house while grandma is heating up the house cooking beans and rice

Anonymous
2 years ago

Aventura mall building a huge addition.

Anonymous
2 years ago

ONLY IN MIAMI

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is that place honestly being called the American dream? Is that like the bridge of ages? Who comes up with these lame ass names so stupid give me a break I would never go to a place called the American dream, more like the American horror story

Anonymous
1 year ago

I visited the one in NJ, and loved it. It’s beautiful it looks like you are in heaven. It’s nice to have ski and a close water park. Don’t need to drive for hrs

Anonymous
2 years ago

I know they finally getting the other location open soon, but I’m still so weary of this project on so many fronts. How long will the inevitable delay be? Are taxpayers contributing too much for infrastructure when other projects they actually care about get thrown by the wayside? Is another mall even necessary?

I’m excited for the project for the attractions, but nothing else. Having a rollercoaster, or probably two, back in South Florida will be nice for those that don’t want to drive to Tampa or Orl, but want a convenient thrill. A ski slope also makes a lot of sense from an entertainment perspective to me.

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

Here are some stores I know that can open at this thing.
Alex & Annie
Amazon
Apple
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bebe
Bulgari
BYTON
Calvin Klein
Forever 21
Fendi
Google
Gucci
Lulu Lemon
Macy’s
Microsoft
Nike
Nordstrom
Old Navy
Packsun
Pandora
Peloton
Pink
Sam Ash
Samsung
Sephora
Sketchers
Sony
Tesla
Urban Outfitters
Victoria’s Secret
Windows

Oh and Gap, Lid’s Spencer’s, Hot Topic and Foot Locker, Brookstone’s and Quick Silver.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is exactly what Miami needs to boost global position. A “It’s Sugar” store as an anchor in a billion dollar mall. Miami winning!

Anonymous
2 years ago

They’ll literally need to sell tons of candy just to make rent…3 stories?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Read the article…

Anonymous
2 years ago

…they did some editing of the article

I wish TNM would add a footnote if the article has been edited after posted.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you look at statistics for retail, Miami performs better than the national average. There is a demand.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are we back in the 1960s?
If So, Carlos Gimenez must be in Heaven