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Old 08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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I'm curious about what is going to happen to Wayne Towne Center Mall in Wayne? It was going to be revitalized. Wayne Towne Center is the little mall next to Willowbrook. It had a very nice Borders Books, Fortunoff, Old Navy, J.C. Penney, etc. They were going to upgrade and expand. They forced Borders out (how I miss that store) and Fortunoff went bankrupt. Except for Borders, Fortunoffs and Penney's, it was a "dead" mall, and no one went inside the mall. I have heard that it was originally supposed to be connected to Willowbrook, but that it never happened.

They knocked down most of the mall except for J.C. Penney's. They left Fortunoffs intact because it was still open at the time, but then Fortunoffs closed.

They have signs that Dick's Sporting Goods is there, even though it was never built. The rumors I heard are that Dick's was promised two "anchor" stores (J.C. Penneys and Fortunofsf), but when Fortunoffs went belly-up, Dick's decided that since there was only one anchor store left, they would not build a store there. There were numerous other smaller stores that were supposed to be built, but everything has been at a standstill for months.

It looks like a war zone!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:40 PM
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we know just as much as u, but what i can tell u is in a deal closed on December 28, 2010, the mall was purchased by Vornado Realty Trust for $12.1 million from Wells Fargo, along with annual lease payments of $2.5 million for the land. A Vornado spokesman said that the company planned to revamp the property
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Location: Rocking the 609
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Honestly, I never understood why they didn't try to connect it to Willowbrook earlier - or just sell the land to Willowbrook and expand it to include JCPenney's. Even before the economy tanked the inside of there was a ghost town with mostly empty stores.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:53 AM
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Didn't the Fortunoff's repopen as a "Fortunoffs Outdoors" store....?
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