Miami International Mall
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|Address||1455 NW 107th Ave|
|Opening date||August 6, 1983|
|Developer||Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.|
|Management||Simon Property Group, Inc.|
|Owner||Simon Property Group, Inc. (47.8%)|
|No. of stores and services||130|
|No. of anchor tenants||3 (1 under redevelopment)|
|Total retail floor area||1,082,555 square feet (100,572.7 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (anchors have 2)|
|Parking||near JCPenney,former Sears,Kohl's East and West and near the food court|
Miami International Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Doral, Florida in southwestern Metropolitan Miami, only half a mile away from the larger Dolphin Mall. The Miami International Airport is nearby, thus giving the mall its name. It was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp. in 1983, which also developed Coral Square for which it is in a similar layout, and is currently managed by Simon Property Group, who owns 47.8% of it, with 130 shops and eateries as well.
From 1983 until 2000, the mall had indoor trees, five fountains to throw pennies in (one in front of each of the anchors), a children's train, and a large cascading floor level fountain in center court. The large center fountain was shut off and sat unused through most of the 90's. It was later completely removed and the circular space was used for cart vendors. In 2000, the mall underwent a huge renovation and celebrated its "Grand re-opening" in 2001 when the nearby Dolphin Mall opened with an international theme. Just like Boynton Beach Mall at the same time, the renovation included removing its old features (the trees, fountains, etc.), and making it a more modern and upscale mall despite having JCPenney, two Macy's stores that were formerly Burdines and Jordan Marsh, and Kohl's (which opened in 2011 in a building previously occupied by Lord & Taylor, Mervyns, and Dillard's) as anchors. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun of 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Miami International Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties. On August 23, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. The store closed in November 2018 and will eventually be redeveloped into 4 stores by Seritage Growth Properties.