The holiday wish list for the owners and stores at Queens Center Mall most likely included increased sales. It probably didn’t include being called a “publicly subsidized poverty wage center.”

Retailers at Queens Center Mall and its property owner, The Macerich Company, have been accused by elected officials, community organizers and residents of not paying a living wage to the majority of the mall’s approximately 3,100 workers, despite Macerich’s receipt of around $48 million in city tax abatements during the last five years.
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