Boynton Beach Mall
|Location||Boynton Beach, Florida
|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.|
|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|
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.
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.
- Cinemark Boynton Beach 14; 78,000 square feet (7,200 m2)
- Dillard's; 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2)
- J.C. Penney; 132,812 square feet (12,338.6 m2)
- Macy's; 220,000 square feet (20,000 m2)
- Sears; 140,046 square feet (13,010.7 m2)
- Christ Fellowship (Scheduled to open in 2014.)