Town Center at Boca Raton
|Location||Boca Raton, Florida
|Address||6000 Glades Road|
|Opening date||August 13, 1980|
|Developer||Arvida Corp. and Federated Department Stores, Inc.|
|Management||Simon Property Group, Inc.|
|Owner||Simon Property Group, Inc.|
|Architect||RTKL Associates, Inc.|
|No. of stores and services||200+|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Anchors have 2 or more)|
Town Center at Boca Raton (also known as Town Center Mall or Boca Town Center) is an upscale super-regional shopping center in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida. It is the largest enclosed and conventional shopping mall within Palm Beach County, and second largest by square feet in South Florida, behind the Aventura Mall.
Construction on the Town Center Mall started with Florida-based department store, Burdines, followed shortly thereafter by two more anchors Sears and Jordan Marsh Florida. A T.G.I. Friday's (demolished 2005) and later an L&N Seafood Grill (now Stir Crazy) were situated adjacent to the main entrance west of Burdines.
The shopping center officially opened on August 13, 1980 featuring a New York City theme with a round black station clock, living vegetation below a series of atriums, and several distinctive wishing fountains.
A significant expansion near the end of the decade brought more shops, including three new anchors—a three story Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and apparel-focused chain Mervyns, which occupied the former Jordan Marsh location. Lord & Taylor had also entered southern Palm Beach County, erecting a new store at the center court. In 2002, Lord & Taylor closed as part of their early 2000s restructuring, and was promptly demolished. In 2005, Neiman Marcus, who expressed interest in entering the area market as early as 1987, opened their newly built store on the site of the old Lord & Taylor building. Also in 2005, Fridays had closed, having another nearby presence, and was demolished from the shopping center. The Cheesecake Factory opened an experimental restaurant called Grand Lux Cafe on the site, featuring a more-broad choice of international cuisine.
Between 1999 and 2000, a complete renovation took place. The shopping mall's original Saks location was also demolished to construct a new concourse featuring Nordstrom. The food court's seating was reconfigured to accommodate more people, and a Waldenbooks (which closed in 2010) opened on its southern side. Externally, mall entrances were remodeled with sun canopies and decorative towers to add exterior appeal. Parking layouts were rearranged to allow a three story parking garage at the future Nordstrom, and a two story garage at the recently refurbished Burdines.
Town Center and The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey are notable for being the only two in the USA that feature upscale anchors Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue under one roof.
- Bloomingdale's; 269,550 square feet (25,042 m2)
- Macy's; 225,329 square feet (20,933.7 m2)
- Neiman Marcus 136,000 square feet (12,600 m2)
- Nordstrom; 193,000 square feet (17,900 m2)
- Saks Fifth Avenue; 147,324 square feet (13,686.8 m2)
- Sears; 167,564 square feet (15,567.2 m2)