Previously, the site of Mizner Park was 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 closure of these anchors led to the mall's demolition and redevelopment.
Mizner Park opened in 1992, 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 reconstructed for Lord & Taylor in 2013.
Crocker Partners, the developer of Mizner originally intended for a similar project, the McNulty Building, to be built on a more compressed site at Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road.