The Committee to Stop Mahwah Mall, a resident group that has a pending lawsuit against the township and has been fighting the development of a 600,000 sq. foot shopping center at the International Crossroads site for over a year, is hosting two fundraisers to help pay for lawyer fees.
Last May, the CSMM in an attempt to invalidate an ordinance allowing for the shopping center to be built on the Crossroads property at the intersection of Routes 17 and 287. The hearing on the suit is set for next week.
According to CSMM member Susan Chin, the group has already raised over $15,000 in donations. However, she said the group still needs to raise about $13K to cover its legal expenses.
Two local restaurants are helping the Committee get to its goal.
Thursday night, is hosting a fundraiser between 5 and 11 p.m. 10 percent of all food sales during those hours will be donated to the CSMM.
Next Tuesday, Sept. 18, between 5 and 11 p.m., will donate 30 percent of all sales to customers who identify themselves as Stop Mahwah Mall supporters to the group. The enclosed porch at the back of the restaurant will be reserved for CSMM supporters.
“We always want to be a place that supports all aspects of the Mahwah community however we can,” Craig Kunisch, owner of MB&G said.
Get more information about the fundraisers here.