Plaza Real, Mizner's main street
|Location||Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.|
|Address||327 Plaza Real|
|Opening date||January 11, 1991|
L. L. C.
|Management||General Growth Properties, Inc.|
|Owner||General Growth Properties, Inc.|
|Architect||Cooper Carry & Associates, Inc.|
|No. of stores and services||40+|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||398,000 square feet (37,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Mizner Park is a mixed-used lifestyle center in downtown Boca Raton, Florida with shops, restaurants, rental apartments and offices. The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park is a cultural center on the north end of the development, which iincludes an amphitheater and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Lord & Taylor operates its only Florida location at Mizner Park. Cooper Carry designed the architecture of Mizner as a Mediterranean revival town center.
Previously, the site of Mizner Park was a conventional enclosed shopping center called Boca Mall, which opened in 1974. Boca Mall was originally anchored by Britt's and Jefferson Ward. The former closed in 1982 and was temporarily occupied by IBM offices until 1985, when it was converted to Levitz Furniture. In 1989, Levitz relocated and Jefferson Ward closed. The closure of these anchors led to the mall's demolition and redevelopment.
Mizner Park opened in 1992, expanding in 1996 with a Jacobson's department store. Jacobson's closed in July 2002 after the chain declared bankruptcy, and its location became Robb & Stucky Interiors in 2003. After Robb & Stucky also declared bankruptcy, its store was closed as well. The building became Lord & Taylor in 2013. The store marked that chain's return to Florida after a ten-year absence.
Art sculpture of an anthropomorphic pelican
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mizner Park.|
- Mizner Park official website
- Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park official website
- Cooper Carry: Mizner Park