Boynton Beach Mall

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Boynton Beach Mall
LocationBoynton Beach, Florida
United States
Coordinates26°32′08″N 80°05′45″W / 26.535555°N 80.095825°W / 26.535555; -80.095825Coordinates: 26°32′08″N 80°05′45″W / 26.535555°N 80.095825°W / 26.535555; -80.095825
Address801 North Congress Avenue
Opening dateOctober 10, 1985
DeveloperEdward J. DeBartolo Corp.
ManagementWashington Prime Group
OwnerWashington Prime Group (formerly Simon Malls)
ArchitectNone
No. of stores and services135+
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area1,101,000 square feet (102,300 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in anchors except Christ Fellowship)
ParkingAll
Websiteboyntonbeachmall.com

Boynton Beach Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Boynton Beach, Florida, that is owned by Washington Prime Group, who assumed ownership of the mall and 97 others after its spinoff from Simon Property Group in 2014. Its tenants include Macy's, Dillard's Clearance Center, JCPenney, Christ Fellowship, Cinemark, and about 135 specialty stores and eateries. It was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation like Coral Square for which it is similar in layout.

History[edit]

The center court's butterfly fountain in 1986 which has since been removed

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 mall was renovated in 2001, and all three fountains were removed, which was likewise done at the same time at Miami International Mall. 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.[1]

The mall's original anchors included Burdines (became Macy's in 2005), JCPenney, Jordan Marsh (became Sears in 1992 and closed in 2019), and Lord & Taylor (became Mervyns, then Dillard's, which converted it into a Clearance Center). A Macy's and a second Dillard's (now Christ Fellowship) were later added but the Macy's 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 summer 2010, a new trackless train from Beston opened. It closed in 2015 to make way for Safari Rides. In 2017, The Disney Store closed.

In 2013, Small Fry Carousel was closed to make way for a bungee jumping attraction near the Dillard's clearance center. H&M opened a 15,000-square-foot store in summer 2015.[2][3]

On November 8, 2018, Sears announced that its store at the mall would be closing as part of a plan to shut down 40 locations nationwide. The store closed in February 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Children At Play"". NormanMansson.Blogspot.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Valverde, Miriam (November 12, 2014). "H&M opening another South Florida store". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Disney Store at Boynton Mall to close". PalmBeachPost.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017.

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