American Dream is set to open in late October, but Gonnelli has been openly critical recently about the potential traffic and congestion issues that will arise. Legal action was being considered by the town, but Gonnelli indicated that he had a “positive” meeting with the owner of the development on Tuesday.
Gonnelli met with Raphael Ghermezian – a principal at Triple Five Group and told Secaucus Patch:
“The meeting was overall very good. He was very open and forthcoming and respectful, and I was very respectful. He was very sincere in what he was telling me, which is not how other interactions I’ve had (with that company) have gone.”
The 93-acre complex will feature an enormous number of retailers, restaurants and entertainment outlets, including a theme park, indoor ski park, Ferris wheel and aquarium.