Xanadu Dev Eyes Dismissal

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The developer of the American Dream project formerly known as Xanadu has asked a New Jersey court to dismiss a suit filed by the New York Jets and Giants football teams.

Triple 5 filed its motion to dismiss in Superior Court in Hackensack on July 10, asking for a July 27 hearing.

Triple 5’s PR firm, The Marcus Group, said the teams are trying to circumvent the state’s administrative review process and use the courts to control the development’s hours of operations on game days.

The teams sued last month to block the project, citing a 2006 agreement requiring developers of then-Xanadu to get written consent before construction that may impact fans attending events at Metife Stadium.

A PR firm for the Giants and Jets hit Triple Five’s legal maneuver, calling it “meritless.”

“We are disappointed with their continued refusal to work with the teams and New Jersey State officials to reach a compromise to avoid the traffic and safety issues that would come from adding thousands of additional cars on Game Days,” said the statement from PR shop Evergreen Partners.

The town of Secaucus has asked the American Dream developers for concessions to offset its impact on the area.