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New leases bring Feil’s Nassau Mall & Kohl’s Plaza to full occupancy

BY Melonie Messina

New York — The Feil Organization announced the completion of Nassau Mall and Kohl's Plaza complex renovation in Levittown, New York. The renovation consisted of a new façade and re-tenanting the centers, which resulted in four new leases totaling approximately 11,000 sq. ft. and 100% occupancy at both centers.

Nassau Mall anchored by BJ's Wholesale Club added three new tenants: FedEx, Chipotle Mexican Grill and GoHealth. Kohl’s Plaza adds Curtains and Home, a 4,000-sq.-ft. space, located near the AMC Theatre section of the shopping center. In addition the theatre recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation that included installing luxury and reserved seating.

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GGP transforms traditional mall experiences with adventure

BY Melonie Messina

Chicago – General Growth Properties announced the return of Adventure to Santa, A DreamWorks DreamPlace 2,000-sq.-ft. interactive cottage, to five locations in its portfolio: Fashion Show – Las Vegas; North Point Mall – Alpharetta, Georgia; The Parks Mall at Arlington – Arlington, Texas; Oakbrook Center – Oak Brook, Illinois; and Southwest Plaza – Littleton, Colorado.

A DreamWorks DreamPlace is a first-of-its-kind holiday experience that features Shrek, Santa and interactive storytelling with cutting-edge technology. Beginning Nov. 6 and running through Dec. 24 Shrek and friends will take families on an enchanting journey to the North Pole. Five captivating rooms within the Adventure to Santa experience will keep families engaged and entertained, including a cinematic adventure featuring a wrap-around screen and motion-based effects. When families complete the activities in each room, Adventure to Santa culminates in a special moment where children and their families enjoy a private visit with Santa.

New features this year include two new app games, Sleigh Flight School and Gingy’s Cookie Maker and three additional exterior skins, the Painted Lady, Candy Cottage and Enchanted Log Cabin. In addition, throughout the holidays at the top of the hour, the cottage will perform a newly designed light show that cues a different exterior skin for each hour. Each show is three minutes long, including a concert conducted by the holiday elves.

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Jordan’s Furniture’s new store will put customers on the ropes — literally

BY Marianne Wilson

Jordan’s Furniture, known for its larger-than-life stores that combine retail with all manner of entertainment, is outdoing itself in its next location. The retailer is building a 192,500-sq.-ft. store in New Haven, Connecticut — its first in the state — that will feature a massive indoor rope course, billed as “IT Adventure Ropes Course,” that includes two 60-ft. high ropes courses. Jordan’s is devoting 20,000 sq. ft. to the attraction.

The courses incorporate four separate levels and over 100 activities like zig zag swinging beams, crisscross angle rope ladders, cargo nets, bridges, plank-walking, a cat walk and a 48-ft. high free fall jump.

There will also be four 200-ft. long zip lines that are 48 ft. high. Visitors will be able to zip over a 1,000-nozzle water show with state of the art lights, sound and music, choreographed to 45-ft. high water. The light and sound show will be created by Clair Solutions, the company that designed Radio City Music Hall, The Grand Ol Opry and the Michael Jackson Tour.

Jordan’s will offer a smaller version of the ropes course for children under 48" tall. Parents can walk alongside or watch.

"Be prepared to be wowed!" said Eliot Tatelman, president and CEO, Jordan’s Furniture.

The New Haven store, scheduled to open this December, will feature the largest entertainment area of any Jordan’s stores to date. The retailer currently operates five stores (three in Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island and one in New Hampshire) and each features its own unique brand of entertainment, from IMAX theaters to laser water shows to full-service restaurants.

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