View of Plaza Real (c.2005)
|Address||327 Plaza Real|
Boca Raton, FL 33432-3944
|Opening date||January 11, 1991|
|Management||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|Owner||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|Architect||Cooper Carry & Associates, Inc.|
|No. of stores and services||44|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||398,000 sq ft (37,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
The center includes eateries Max's Grille, Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern, Yard House, and Villagio's. The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park is located on the north end of the development, which includes an amphitheatre, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Carré d'artistes, part of an international network featuring over 600 emerging artists. In the fall of 2011, Lord & Taylor announced a store to open at the center. The store opened in the summer of 2013.
The site of Mizner Park was previously a conventional enclosed shopping center called Boca Mall, which opened in 1974. 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. 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. The closure of these anchors led to the mall's demolition and redevelopment.
Mizner Park opened in 1989, expanding in 1996 with a Jacobson's department store. Jacobson's closed in July 2002 after the chain declared bankruptcy, and its location became Robb & Stucky Interiors in 2003. After Robb & Stucky also declared bankruptcy, its store was closed as well. The building was converted to Lord & Taylor in 2013. The store was the chain's return to Florida after a ten-year absence.
In 2017, Ouzo Bay opened at Mizner Park.
In 2018, Junior's Restaurant & Cheesecake closed its location in the center.
On August 2, 2020, it was announced that Lord & Taylor would close this location as part of a plan to close 19 locations nationwide.
|Former names||Count de Hoernle Amphitheater (2002-10)|
|Address||590 Plaza Real|
Boca Raton, FL 33432-3983
|Owner||City of Boca Raton|
|Opened||November 21, 2002|
|Construction cost||$6.2 million|
($8.81 million in 2019 dollars)
|Architect||Robert G. Currie Partnership|
|General contractor||Kaufman 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.
The mid-sized venue cost $6.2 million to construct. 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 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, changing the venue's name as well.
It is the summer home to the Boca Raton Symphonia. The venue hosts 20 ticketed events per season (generally May-September) alongside many city events, theatrical performances and music festivals.
Sculpture of an anthropomorphic pelican
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- Mizner Park Cultural Center
- Archived site for the amphitheatre
- Archived site for the Centre for the Arts
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