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Water Main Break Temporarily Closes High-End New Jersey Shopping Center

Water Main Break Temporarily Closes High-End New Jersey Shopping Center

A well-known high-end shopping mall in New Jersey is temporarily closed following a water main break Monday.

“Due to a water main break underneath the mall, we are temporarily closed.

We are assessing the situation and hope to re-open today,” The Mall at Short Hills announced on its website shortly after 12 p.m.

In a subsequent statement to News 4,  a spokeswoman for Taubman Centers, the mall’s operator, confirmed that the incident happened at about 11:30 a.m.

and that power was shut off as a safety measure.

“There has been a water main break at The Mall at Short Hills.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to safely assess the situation, power has been shut off and customers have been evacuated. When the mall is ready to reopen, we will alert the community via our web page and social media,” the statement said.

Top Tri-State News PhotosThe water main break allegedly took place outside near the Macy’s section, according to a mall employee. News 4 New York could not independently verify this.

 

Although the mall was originally expected to reopen at some point Monday, the mall’s website informed the public that the shopping center would remian closed for the remainder of the day.

It is unclear when the mall will reopen or if there are any structural damages due to the pipe rupture.

 

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The Mall at Short Hills features four of the world’s most prestigious department stores and 150 shops, over 40 of which are unique to New Jersey. The shopping center also features a myriad of high-end shops including Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Gucci and Saint Laurent, among others.

 

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