Miami International Mall

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Miami International Mall
Location Doral, Florida
 United States
Address 1455 NW 107th Ave
Opening date August 6, 1983; 35 years ago (1983-08-06)
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corp.
Management Simon Property Group, Inc.
Owner Simon Property Group, Inc.
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2)
No. of floors 1 (anchors have 2)
Parking near JCPenney,Sears,Kohl's East and West and near the food court
Website Official website

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. like Coral Square and Boynton Beach Mall, which both have similar layouts, and is currently owned and managed by Simon Property Group. It has about 140 shops and eateries as well.

East Entrance to Miami International Mall in between JCPenney and Kohl's

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. 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, Sears, and Kohl's (which opened in 2011 in a building previously occupied by Lord & Taylor, Mervyns, and Dillard's) as anchors like Coral Square. This renovation was similar to that done at Dadeland Mall. Both Dadeland Mall and Miami International Mall were acquired by Simon Malls in the early 2000s. On August 22, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. The store will close in November 2018 and will eventually be redeveloped into 4 stores by Seritage Growth Properties.[1]

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  1. ^ https:www.cnbc.com/2018/8/23/sears-is-closing-46-more-stores-heres-where-they-are.html

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Coordinates: 25°47′12″N 80°21′54″W / 25.786638°N 80.364904°W / 25.786638; -80.364904