Opponents of the proposed upscale mall have said that thedevelopment will negatively impact the traffic, safety,environment, quality of life and home values in the area, accordingto the website of one of the opposition groups, the Cerro WireCoalition. The coalition is composed of 27 groups, including avariety of local mom-and-pop retail businesses and severalhomeowners associations. Cerro Wire Coalition did not respond toGlobeSt.com queries by deadline.

The proposed 860,000-sf mall—-reduced now to 750,000 sf—-whichwill be built on the site of the former Cerro Wire Works, will beanchored by Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York and Nordstrom, whichsigned on Oct. 20, 2005 to replace the earlier revealed anchor Lord& Taylor store. According to a Taubman release, it will be thefirst new major retail property in Long Island in more than 30years.

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