Boynton Beach Mall
|Location||Boynton Beach, Florida
|Address||801 North Congress Avenue|
|Opening date||October 10, 1985|
|Developer||Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.|
|Management||Washington Prime Group|
|Owner||Washington Prime Group (formerly Simon Malls)|
|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 (2 in anchors)|
The Boynton Beach Mall is an enclosed single story shopping mall in Boynton Beach, Florida that is currently owned by Washington Prime Group. It features Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears, Christ Fellowship, Cinemark, and about 135 specialty stores and eateries. It was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation like Coral Square and Miami International Mall.
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 sculptures were designed by contracted sculpturist Norman Mansson.
The mall's original anchors included Burdines (became Macy's in 2005), JCPenney, Jordan Marsh (became Sears in 1991), Dillard's (became Dillard's Women's and now Christ Fellowship), and Lord & Taylor (became Mervyns, then Dillard's Men's, Children, and Home, and now a Dillard's Clearance Center). A Macy's was later added, but was 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 the summer of 2010, a new trackless train from Beston that carries sixteen people was added to the mall, dubbed the "Boynton Beach Express". It changed its name to the "Peapod Express" at Easter 2012, but still retained the original name on the locomotive and its cars. This train was added to replace the old Ward train that ran at Christmas and Easter in 2001, 2009 and 2010, and was removed in 2015 to be relocated.
In 2013, Small Fry Carousel was closed to make way for a bungee jumping attraction. H&M opened a 15,000 square foot store in the summer of 2015. On January 16, 2017, the Disney Store at the mall closed.
- Cinemark Boynton Beach 14; 78,000 square feet (7,200 m2) (formerly Muvico Converted to Cinemark in 2009 and former home of Macy's)
- Dillard's Clerance Center; 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2)
- JCPenney; 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; (Opened 2014 in the former Dillard's Women space); 127,000 square feet (11,800 m2)
- Macy's (demolished in 2005, became Muvico Theatres in 2007 and Cinemark in 2009)
- Dillard's (became Dillard's Women in 1997 and Christ Fellowship in 2014)
- Dillard's Women (original Dillard's that closed in 2011 and became Christ Fellowship 2014)
- Dillard's Men, Children, and Home (former Lord & Taylor and Mervyns building and became Dillard's Clearance Center in 2011)
- Jordan Marsh (became Sears in 1991)
- Burdines (became Macy's in 2005)
- Lord & Taylor (became Mervyns in 1991, Dillard's Men, Children, and Home in 1997, and Dillard's Clearance Center in 2011)
- Mervyns (former Lord & Taylor, became Dillard's Men, Children, and Home in 1997, and Dillard's Clearance Center in 2011)