Miami International Mall

Miami International Mall
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East entrance between JCPenney and Kohl's
Location Doral, Florida, United States
Coordinates 25°47′12″N 80°21′54″W  /  25.786638°N 80.364904°W  / 25.786638; -80.364904 Coordinates: 25°47′12″N80°21′54″W / 25.786638°N 80.364904°W / 25.786638; -80.364904
Address 1455 NW 107th Ave
Opening date August 6, 1983; 36 years ago (1983-08-06)
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group (47.8%)
No. of stores and services 130
No. of anchor tenants 3 (1 under redevelopment)
Total retail floor area 1,082,555 square feet (100,572.7 m2)
No. of floors 1 (anchors have 2)
Parking near JCPenney,former Sears, Kohl's East and West and near the food court

Miami International Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Doral, Florida in southwestern Metropolitan Miami, only half a mile away from the larger Dolphin Mall. The Miami International Airport is nearby, thus giving the mall its name. It was built by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp. in 1983, which also developed Coral Square for which it is in a similar layout, and is currently managed by Simon Property Group, who owns 47.8% of it, with 130 shops and eateries as well.

From 1983 until 2000, the mall had indoor trees, five fountains to throw pennies in (one in front of each of the anchors), a children's train, and a large cascading floor level fountain in center court. The large center fountain was shut off and sat unused through most of the 90's. It was later completely removed and the circular space was used for cart vendors. In 2000, the mall underwent a huge renovation and celebrated its "Grand re-opening" in 2001 when the nearby Dolphin Mall opened with an international theme. Just like Boynton Beach Mall at the same time, the renovation included removing its old features (the trees, fountains, etc.), and making it a more modern and upscale mall despite having JCPenney, two Macy's stores that were formerly Burdines and Jordan Marsh, and Kohl's (which opened in 2011 in a building previously occupied by Lord & Taylor, Mervyns, and Dillard's) as anchors. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Miami International Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[1] On August 23, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. The store closed in November 2018 and will eventually be redeveloped into 4 stores by Seritage Growth Properties.[2]

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  1. ^ "At Miami International Mall". Seritage. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. ^ [1] [dead link]

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