Lincoln Road

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Lincoln Road Mall
Lincoln Road.jpg
Lincoln Road as it looked in 2008 facing east at the intersection of Alton Road. The Regal Cinema is on the right.
Lincoln Road is located in Florida
Lincoln Road
Location Miami Beach, Florida
Coordinates 25°47′26″N 80°8′11″W / 25.79056°N 80.13639°W / 25.79056; -80.13639Coordinates: 25°47′26″N 80°8′11″W / 25.79056°N 80.13639°W / 25.79056; -80.13639
Architect Morris Lapidus
NRHP Reference # 11000287[1]
For the racehorse, see Lincoln Road (horse).

Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian road running east-west parallel between 16th Street and 17th Street in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Once completely open to vehicular traffic, it now hosts a pedestrian mall replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses between Washington Avenue with a traffic accessible street extending east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to Alton Road with a traffic accessible street extending to Biscayne Bay.


Iconic Miami Modern architecture follies line Lincoln Road.

Originally, Lincoln Road was a forest of mangroves, as was most of Miami Beach. In 1912, Carl Fisher cleared a strip of the mangroves from the Atlantic (east) side of the island to the Biscayne Bay (west) side of the island and it eventually became the town's social center. Fisher himself, maintained a real estate office on Lincoln Road. Over time, Lincoln Road featured premium retail destinations like Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, and even Cadillac and Packard car dealerships.

In the 1950s, Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, whose credits include Miami Beach's Fountainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Road. Lapidus' design for Lincoln Road, complete with gardens, fountains, shelters and an amphitheater, reflected the Miami Modern Architecture, or "MiMo", style that Lapidus pioneered in the 1950s. The Road was closed to traffic and became one of the nation's first pedestrian malls.

In 1997, landscape architect Martha Schwartz renovated the scenery after it had gone through deterioration during the 1980s. Schwartz renovated fountains that were in disrepair and replanted native palms.

Today, Lincoln Road features a state-of-the-art multiplex cinema, the architecturally acclaimed 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, the acclaimed New World Center concert hall, the offices of Viacom Latin America, as well as over 200 designer boutiques, local merchants, national retail stores, and fine restaurants and bars. Lincoln Road is also home to the newly restored Colony Theatre, a performing arts venue, and ArtCenter/South Florida, a collection of studios and gallery spaces for artists. Street performers entertain a constant stream of tourists and locals on Lincoln Road. It is among the most popular destinations for visitors to the South Beach area.

Also, getting from one side of Lincoln Road to the other is now easier with the installations of Citi Bikes [1]. Citi Bikes makes it easy to rent a bicycle and has multiple locations to return them across not only Lincoln Road, but in different areas of Miami Beach.

In 2006, the Miami Beach Preservation Board approved the closure of traffic of the west end of Lincoln mall for the purpose of extending the popular pedestrian mall west to Alton Road.

In 2010, Raymond Jungles designed an additional block to add to the mall. Jungles' created an urban oasis by using eye-catching materials and biofiltration plants

In 2011, the Florida International University School of Architecture opened a sister campus to its main campus at University Park, on Lincoln Road, with classroom spaces for FIU architecture, art, music and theater graduate students.[2]

On May 6, 2011, the thoroughfare was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Lincoln Road Mall.[1] [2]


Lincoln Road offers fashion to just about any person of any age. Below is a list of some of the diversity it offers when it comes to the over 100 stores it has. [3]

Adidas (Sportswear for men and women) Armani (High fashion clothing for men and women) Bagghy (Italian bags) Base (Menswear) Diesel [3] (Denim and casual fashion for men and women) Express, Inc. (High fashion clothing for men and women) Forever 21 (Clothing for men and women) Gap [4] (Casual clothing for men and women) Lacoste (High fashion clothing for men and women) Lids (store) (Team apparel, hats and novelties) Macy’s (Department Store) Oakley, Inc. (Sunglasses, athletic apparel, watches and accessories) Surf Style (Swimwear) Victoria’s Secret (Lingerie store)

Dining/ Nightlife[edit]

Lincoln Road has over 50 restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual burger spot, like Shake Shack, or to dress up and make it a nice dinner night, Lincoln Road definitely has something for you. Below is a small list of what you can find. [4]

European - Puntino-Dal Toro Bistro, Rosinella, Hofbräu Beerhall, and Colette Little French Bistro.

Latin American - Baires Grill, Havana 1957, Rosa Mexicano, and CVI.CHE 105.

Mediterranean/Asian - Aura, Miss MAO, and Doraku.

As you can see there are many options to choose from when it comes to satisfying your taste buds, but Lincoln Road is more than just fancy restaurants and high-end fashion. It is home to many popular lounges, bars and SET nightclub. [5]

Bars and lounges include but are not limited to:

Rio Station, Haven, Deco Drive, Yuca, and MOVA


A small sample of available images below

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