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Gov. Scott, Cabinet approve land deal for American Dream Miami

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On Tuesday, American Dream Miami moved a little closer to reality. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on the land deal that could pave the way for the nation’s largest mall in West Miami-Dade County. Triple Five, the real estate development firm that owns and operates Minnesota’s Mall of America, will develop the proposed $4 billion mega-mall/entertainment center. Speaking at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting was Eskandar Ghermezian, one of the billionaire Canadian brothers who own Triple Five. After making…

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American Dream Miami mall opponents turn to Tallahassee for help

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Two South Florida competitors of the proposed $4 billion Miami mega-mall/entertainment center could be turning to Tallahassee for help derailing the massive project before it gets started. According to sources on Adams Street, operators of Sawgrass Mills and Aventura Mall have brought on top-tier lobbyists who will make every effort to block Cabinet approval of a state-surplus land sale essential to the project. Triple Five, the firm behind the proposal, owns and operates the Mall of America in Minnesota. The planned American Dream…

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