"If they charged to park, the place would be empty," he said. "If you're going to pay to park to shop, you better give them a glass of champagne on the way in."
And speaking of parking lots, that's what the roads in that part of Bergen County resemble during rush hour, he said.
The American Dream people are betting that mall-goers will put up with the traffic because of the unique nature of this mall, which will be 60 percent entertainment and amusement and just 40 percent retail, according to Patire.
Of course this thing will be a disaster, though if a nominal parking fee is what puts the final nail in...