Mizner Park

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Mizner Park
Mizner Park.jpg
Plaza Real, Mizner's main street
LocationBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Coordinates26°21′17″N 80°05′07″W / 26.354651°N 80.085233°W / 26.354651; -80.085233Coordinates: 26°21′17″N 80°05′07″W / 26.354651°N 80.085233°W / 26.354651; -80.085233
Address327 Plaza Real
Opening dateJanuary 11, 1991; 27 years ago (1991-01-11)
DeveloperCrocker Partners
ManagementBrookfield Properties Retail Group
OwnerBrookfield Properties Retail Group[1]
ArchitectCooper Carry & Associates, Inc.
No. of stores and services44[1]
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area398,000 square feet (37,000 m2)
No. of floors1
Websitemiznerpark.com

Mizner Park is a lifestyle center in downtown Boca Raton, Florida. 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.

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

History[edit]

The site of Mizner Park was previously a conventional enclosed shopping center called Boca Mall, which opened in 1974.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] The closure of these anchors led to the mall's demolition and redevelopment.[5]

Mizner Park opened in 1989, expanding in 1996 with a Jacobson's department store.[6] Jacobson's closed in July 2002 after the chain declared bankruptcy, and its location became Robb & Stucky Interiors in 2003.[7] After Robb & Stucky also declared bankruptcy, its store was closed as well.[8] The building was converted to Lord & Taylor in 2013.[9] The store was the chain's return to Florida after a ten-year absence.

It was home to the National Cartoon Museum from 1992 to 2002.[10]

In 2017, Ouzo Bay opened at Mizner Park.[11]

In 2018, Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake closed its location in the center.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mizner Park". Brookfield Properties Retail Group.
  2. ^ Valley, Matthew (May 1, 2002). "THE REMALLING OF AMERICA". National Real Estate Investor.
  3. ^ Stokes, Stephanie (March 28, 1985). "Boca Raton mall lands second anchor store". Boca Raton News.
  4. ^ http://featured.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/05/26/was-this-boca-raton-dive-bar-one-of-the-first-in-the-united-states/
  5. ^ Tompkins, Wayne; Herzog, Carl (October 14, 1988). "Boca Mall loses 5 stores, 2 to Village Market". Boca Raton News.
  6. ^ Heimlich, Cheryl Kane (November 25, 1996). "Jacobson's pulls off Mizner Park opening without a hitch". American City Business Journals.
  7. ^ Bushouse, Kathy (28 March 2003). "Mizner Gets 2 New Top Stores". Orlando Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  8. ^ King, Dale M. (8 June 2011). "Boca Raton losing two furniture stores to bankruptcy". The Boca Raton Tribune. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Lord & Taylor to open in Mizner Park". The Real Deal. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  10. ^ Bushouse, Kathy; Peltz, Jennifer (August 17, 2001). "Cartoon Museum To Leave Boca". Sun-Sentinel.
  11. ^ Mayo, Michael (August 24, 2018). "Ambitious brothers bringing new seafood restaurant to Mizner Park in Boca Raton". SouthFlorida.com.
  12. ^ "Junior's shutters Mizner location". bocanewspaper.com. August 3, 2018.

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