Boynton Beach Mall

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Boynton Beach Mall
Location Boynton Beach, Florida
 United States
Coordinates 26°32′08″N 80°05′45″W / 26.535555°N 80.095825°W / 26.535555; -80.095825Coordinates: 26°32′08″N 80°05′45″W / 26.535555°N 80.095825°W / 26.535555; -80.095825
Address 801 North Congress Avenue
Opening date October 10, 1985
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.
Management Simon Property Group, Inc.
Owner Simon Property Group, Inc.
Architect ???
No. of stores and services 135+
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1,101,000 square feet (102,300 m2)
No. of floors 1 (mall) 2 (Sears,Macy's,JCPenney,Dillard's,Christ Fellowship and Cinemark)
Parking near JCPenney,Sears,Dillards East and West and near the food court
Website Official website

The Boynton Beach Mall is an enclosed short shopping mall in Boynton Beach, Florida. It features Macy’s, Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Sears, and about 135 specialty stores and eateries. It was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation in 1985, and is currently owned by Simon Property Group.

The center court's butterfly fountain in 1986 before the Boynton Beach/Peapod Express trackless train was added in 2010

In the mall's center court, there used to be a fountain with a large monarch butterfly statue atop a waterfall, which fell in short bursts so as to create an unusual sound. The shopping mall also had a running theme with its additional two smaller bronze fountains, one featuring a boy and his dog playing with a garden hose, and at the other end of the mall a girl pouring water out of a bucket into the fountain. The Boynton Beach Mall was renovated in 2001, and all three fountains were removed. The statue of the girl still remains at one end of the mall even though it is completely dry.

The mall's original anchors included Burdines (became Macy's in 2004), Walgreens, J.C. Penney, Jordan Marsh (became Sears in 1991), and Lord & Taylor (became Mervyns and later Dillard's Men's). A Macy's was later added, but then demolished in 2005 to make way for a new lifestyle center.

On May 4, 2007, Muvico Theaters opened a 14-screen movie theater at the mall's new lifestyle center addition. In March, 2009, Muvico sold the theater to Cinemark. Several eateries and stores were also opened on the former site of the mall's original Macy's. In Summer 2010, a new trackless train that carries sixteen people was added to the mall and is dubbed the Boynton Beach Express (now Peapod Express in Easter 2013). This train has been added to replace the old Ward train that ran at Christmas and Easter. In 2013, Small Fry Carousel was closed this summer to make way for a replacement carousel from Chance Rides similar to the one in the original mall from 2001-2003.

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