From the Times Ledger:
A stunning new Asian mall has opened at the long-vacant Caldor site at the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in downtown Flushing.
New World Mall, at 136-30 Roosevelt Ave., is a four-floor emporium replete with the 45,000-square-foot J Mart Chinese grocery store, a 150-table Cantonese restaurant, a massive basement food court and dozens of Asian stores.
The 167,000-square-foot space, which is centered around a bank of new escalators, is decadently decorated with chandeliers, soaring ceilings and a dazzling array of shopping and eating options.
The top-floor restaurant’s tables were almost all filled with diners eager to try its dim sum even on a weekday morning last week, and the food court was bustling with hungry patrons.
“It’s a brand-new, mixed-use shopping mall,” Sharon Shi, a broker for Perfect Group Realty, which represents the project, said in September. “The majority of people are Chinese, so the purpose is to pick up a Chinese supermarket, but of course there will be American food, too.”