Mizner Park

Coordinates: 26°21′17″N 80°05′07″W / 26.354651°N 80.085233°W / 26.354651; -80.085233
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Mizner Park
View of Plaza Real, c. 2005
Address327 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432-3944
Opening dateJanuary 11, 1991; 33 years ago (1991-01-11)
DeveloperCrocker Partners
ManagementBrookfield Properties
OwnerBrookfield Properties[1]
ArchitectCooper Carry & Associates, Inc.
No. of stores and services44[1]
No. of anchor tenants2 (1 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area398,000 sq ft (37,000 m2)
No. of floors1
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mizner Park is a high-end shopping, residential, and entertainment district located in the affluent downtown neighborhood of Boca Raton, Florida.[2] The district consists of a collection of high-end shops and restaurants with luxury apartments built in a Mediterranean Revival architectural style.

The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park is located on the north end of the development, which includes an amphitheatre and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In the fall of 2011, Lord & Taylor announced a store to open at the center. The store opened in the summer of 2013.

Cooper Carry designed Mizner as a classical Mediterranean Revival town center. It is named for architect Addison Mizner, founder of Boca Raton.


The site of Mizner Park was previously a conventional enclosed shopping center called Boca Mall, which opened in 1974.[3] Boca Mall was originally anchored by Britt's and Jefferson Ward. The former closed in 1982 and was temporarily occupied by IBM offices until 1985, when it was converted to Levitz Furniture.[4] In 1989, Levitz relocated and Jefferson Ward closed. The colloquial term "dive bar" may have entered widespread use as a result of a bar located in the mall in its final days.[5] The closure of these anchors led to the mall's demolition and redevelopment.[6]

Mizner Park opened in 1989, expanding in 1996 with a Jacobson's department store.[7] Jacobson's closed in July 2002 after the chain declared bankruptcy, and its location became Robb & Stucky Interiors in 2003.[8] After Robb & Stucky also declared bankruptcy, its store was closed as well.[9] The building was converted to Lord & Taylor in 2013.[10]

It was home to the National Cartoon Museum from 1992 to 2002.[11]

In 2017, Ouzo Bay opened at Mizner Park.[12]

In 2018, Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake closed its location in the center.[13]

On August 27, 2020, Lord & Taylor announced it would shutter it's brick-and-mortar fleet after modernizing into a digital collective department store.[14]


Mizner Park Amphitheater
Former namesCount de Hoernle Amphitheater (2002-10)
Address590 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432-3983
LocationPearl City
OwnerCity of Boca Raton
OpenedNovember 21, 2002 (2002-11-21)
Construction cost$6.2 million
($10.5 million in 2023 dollars[15])
ArchitectRobert G. Currie Partnership
General contractorKaufman Lynn Construction

The Mizner Park Amphitheater (originally known as the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater) is an outdoor amphitheater located in Boca Raton, Florida. It can be found in the northeast corner of Mizner Park, an outdoor shopping center in Pearl City. It was named after the Count and Countess de Hoernle.[16]

The mid-sized venue cost $6.2 million to construct.[17] It consists of a stage surrounded by a colonnade with a statue and fountain at the entrance of the lawn area. The venue seats 3,520, which can be expanded to 4,200 in a general admission setting.

The venue opened in November 2002[18] with an inauguration ceremony by Henrietta Rach de Hoernle, followed a concert by Florida Symphony Orchestra. The city took ownership of the amphitheatre in September 2010,[19] changing the venue's name as well.

It is the summer home to the Boca Raton Symphonia.[20]


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  2. ^ "Shopping Mall in Boca Raton, FL | Mizner Park". www.miznerpark.com. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  3. ^ Valley, Matthew (May 1, 2002). "THE REMALLING OF AMERICA". National Real Estate Investor.
  4. ^ Stokes, Stephanie (March 28, 1985). "Boca Raton mall lands second anchor store". Boca Raton News.
  5. ^ Aydlette, Larry (May 26, 2016). "Was this Boca Raton "dive bar" one of the first in the United States?". Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Tompkins, Wayne; Herzog, Carl (October 14, 1988). "Boca Mall loses 5 stores, 2 to Village Market". Boca Raton News.
  7. ^ Heimlich, Cheryl Kane (November 25, 1996). "Jacobson's pulls off Mizner Park opening without a hitch". American City Business Journals.
  8. ^ Bushouse, Kathy (28 March 2003). "Mizner Gets 2 New Top Stores". Orlando Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  9. ^ King, Dale M. (8 June 2011). "Boca Raton losing two furniture stores to bankruptcy". The Boca Raton Tribune. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Lord & Taylor to open in Mizner Park". The Real Deal. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  11. ^ Bushouse, Kathy; Peltz, Jennifer (August 17, 2001). "Cartoon Museum To Leave Boca". Sun-Sentinel.
  12. ^ Mayo, Michael (August 24, 2018). "Ambitious brothers bringing new seafood restaurant to Mizner Park in Boca Raton". SouthFlorida.com.
  13. ^ "Junior's shutters Mizner location". bocanewspaper.com. August 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "More Lord + Taylor stores closing: Liquidation sales are underway as part of company's bankruptcy amid COVID-19". USA Today.
  15. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  16. ^ Leming, Mary Kate (August 29, 2012). "Buildings named for the Count & Countess de Hoernle". The Coastal Star. Archived from the original on February 17, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  17. ^ "Kaufman Lynn completes $6.2M Mizner Park amphitheater". South Florida Business Journal. Advance Publications. December 5, 2002. Archived from the original on January 10, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "Concert hall to begin pre-construction". South Florida Business Journal. Advance Publications. February 3, 2004. Archived from the original on May 17, 2004. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  19. ^ Simmons, Scott (September 1, 2010). "Boca Raton CRA takes over Mizner Park amphitheater". The Coastal Star. Archived from the original on February 17, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  20. ^ "Dancing in the moonlight: Boca Raton Symphonia puts on an evening of arts". Sun-Sentinel. Tribune Company. February 20, 2013. Archived from the original on February 17, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2020.