The Mall at Millenia

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The Mall at Millenia
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Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Address 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
Opening date 2002
Management The Forbes Company
Owner The Forbes Company
Architect JPRA Architects
No. of stores and services 147
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,118,000 ft² (103,866 m²)
No. of floors 2 (3 for anchors)
Parking Surrounding sectional; free
Website http://www.mallatmillenia.com
The Mall at Millenia
Ford Escape mall security vehicle

The Mall at Millenia (commonly called The Millenia Mall or Millenia) is an upscale, contemporary, indoor shopping mall located in Orlando, Florida just off of Interstate 4 (exit 78) at Conroy Road near the northern end of International Drive. Opened in 2002, it has over 150 stores, and is anchored by Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus. The GLA is 1,118,000 ft² (103,866 m²).

The Mall at Millenia advertises itself as an upscale, premium shopping mall, as evidenced by its anchors. Its Macy's was the first in Central Florida, and remains its largest (the other Macy's in Orlando are converted Burdines stores). Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus were also regional firsts.

Anchors[edit]

Shops and Restaurants[edit]

When The Mall at Millenia first opened in 2002 it featured upscale offerings: Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Allen Edmonds, and Jimmy Choo. The Mall has further developed its luxury offerings as existing stores have renovated and expanded and new tenants have been announced. Tory Burch opened in 2010 and Emporio Armani opened in 2012, as did Tumi, Brooks Brothers, and Vera Bradley. Prada and Saint Laurent are scheduled to open stores. For both, Mall At Millenia will mark their second stores in the state of Florida and first in the Orlando area.

Nearly all upscale stores are concentrated on the second level in between and around Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. The remaining section is filled with mall mainstays, including Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Vans, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, Crate & Barrel, American Eagle Outfitters, and L'Occitane en Provence.

Dining options range from The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, and P.F. Chang's China Bistro, which flank one of the mall's entrances, and a food court which is filled with fast food options like Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

History[edit]

The Mall is owned by The Forbes Company which also owns the larger, and more upscale Somerset Collection, in Troy, Michigan. The Somerset Collection was used as a model for the Mall at Millenia. Like Somerset, the Mall at Millenia was designed by JPRA Architects and features award-winning lighting[1] by Paul Gregory (Focus Lighting), glass elevators, and fountains. Neither mall has kiosks.

The name The Mall at Millenia is intentionally misspelled, possibly for trademarking since the word Millennia is correctly spelled with two of the letter n.

When the mall first opened, there was not much else in the surrounding area. That has changed in the last five years and the area in which the mall is located in now locally known as "Millenia." The area, particularly the Mall, has become a major draw for business and tourists alike. There are now apartment and condo buildings, single family homes, and corporate office buildings surrounding the mall. Furthermore, many premium stores and upscale restaurants surround the mall, including art galleries and Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando. IKEA opened adjacent to the mall on November 14, 2007.

Transportation and parking[edit]

The mall is serviced by Lynx buses (links) 24, 40, and 305. Taxi service and valet parking are available at the main entrance of the mall. Free parking surrounds the mall and is divided into sections. Security vehicles monitor the mall area.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Lumen Award Winners 2003". IESNY. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°29′07″N 81°25′53″W / 28.48538°N 81.431312°W / 28.48538; -81.431312