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Late Summer Opening for American Dream

Triple Five Group announces a late summer opening for American Dream in East Rutherford and appoints Ken Downing as its new chief creative officer. American Dream will define the future of retail, dining and entertainment, hybridizing each under a 3 million square foot site that will boast over 450 stores and restaurants, multiple theme parks, an indoor ski hill, an ice-skating rink, and much more. Downing will lend his eye and input to American Dream’s final touches and ongoing evolution.

Downing arrives at Triple Five from Neiman Marcus, where he served as Senior Vice President and Fashion Director. He is highly recognized and deeply respected within the fashion community and is an active member on multiple industry platforms—including the Council of Fashion Designers of America, where he once served as a judge for the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize. Downing will help to drive, define, and distinctly shape American Dream and Triple Five projects as entirely unique—and completely new—experiences.

“Ken’s appointment as Chief Creative Officer for Triple Five underscores our commitment to providing guests with the highest level of service and style. He is one of the most well-known and well-respected executives in the luxury sector, and his leadership will only serve to strengthen our position of providing one-of-a-kind, world class destinations. Ken has a proven track record of working with designers and curating premiere consumer experiences – mixing the best in fashion, art, culture and design,” says Don Ghermezian, President, American Dream.

“There are forces of nature and then there is Don Ghermezian of Triple Five. No dream is too big, no detail too small. These are the ideals that are the cornerstones of my career. Joining Triple Five as Chief Creative Officer, leading the Design, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Events teams on new, existing and future projects is beyond exhilarating. Together, with Don and the Triple Five teams, we will redefine the idea of redefining retail. I look forward, first and foremost, to contributing to American Dream. I assure you there is not another project anywhere that will rival its impact to the retail world,” says Ken Downing.

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