A new Jersey mall will open on Valentine’s Day with the grand opening of its first branch in the city’s downtown.
The Cherryvale Mall, located on Broadway near the Fair Oaks Mall, is the first of its kind in the state, according to the owner of the mall, Richard Smith.
Smith opened the mall last year to a lot of mixed reactions, including cheers and protests.
The first of the new malls will be open to the public on January 7 and run through February 14.
Smith said the first line of people to visit will be people who have never been to the Fair Oak Mall, but he hopes to expand the line of shoppers to other malls in the area.
The Fair Oaks and Cherryvale malls are located near the World Trade Center site, and the new Cherryvale mall will have a restaurant, a casino, a shopping center and an entertainment center.
New Jersey has seen its fair share of mall closures in recent years.
In December, Macy’s and Macy’s department stores closed and Macy the department stores also closed.
The city also recently closed the Fair Hills Mall and closed the Meadowlands Mall.
The mall will be rebranded the New Jersey Fair Oaks, Smith said.
The Mall’s new owner, Joseph D. Sargent, plans to keep the Fair Mall open for the duration of the carnival, but plans to close the Fair Oaks Mall on February 7.
Smith and his team are planning to keep Cherryvale open through March 1.