Omni International Mall

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The east side of the old Omni mall parking garage in 2008. The 'JCPenney' label scar can still be seen where the original sign once was.

Omni International Mall was a shopping mall that opened in February 1977 in the northern environs of Downtown Miami's Omni District in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

The mall was built in 1977, attached to an existing Jordan Marsh store, with J.C. Penney as the other anchor.[1] It was a mixed-use complex, combining a traditional retail mall with offices and hotel space.[2] Burdines later took over the Jordan Marsh building, closing it in 1992.[3] J.C. Penney closed in 1998.[4] After several years of decreasing sales, the mall closed in 2000, but the adjacent hotel remained open.[5] Part of the mall portion has since been converted to use for Miami International University School of Art & Design.[6]Crystal Cruises also has taken up residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omni buyers pledge renewal". The Miami Herald. 13 September 1997. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Corderi, Victoria (19 April 1982). "Telling the malls apart". Miami News. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Burdines Omni store closes in May". The Miami Herald. 14 March 1992. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "J.C. Penney in checkout lane at Omni mall". The Miami Herald. 1 July 1998. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Stabley, Susan (15 May 2003). "Radisson's will be fifth flag at Omni Hotel since it opened in 1978". Miami Today. 
  6. ^ Muellner, Alexis (25 August 2003). "Foreclosure talk heats up". South Florida Business Journal. 

Coordinates: 25°47′26″N 80°11′17″W / 25.790621°N 80.188052°W / 25.790621; -80.188052