Officials Say Nontraditional Holiday Display was a Mistake
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island mall is getting rid of its new holiday display after listening to a wave of negative customer feedback.
But David Contis says the faux-glacier displays at several of its malls will be replaced with traditional decor, including Christmas trees.
Roosevelt Field unveiled the new backdrop last week that included a sparkling faux glacier, but no Christmas tree. Some shoppers criticized the nontraditional display.
A spokesman says Simon plans to roll out a new display with traditional decorations at Roosevelt Field later this week.
The glacier displays were also set up at five other Simon malls.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
(Story by: Newsday, The Associated Press)