The Gardens Mall

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The Gardens Mall
LocationPalm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Coordinates26°50′55″N 80°05′08″W / 26.84862°N 80.08552°W / 26.84862; -80.08552Coordinates: 26°50′55″N 80°05′08″W / 26.84862°N 80.08552°W / 26.84862; -80.08552
Opening dateOctober 5, 1988; 30 years ago (October 5, 1988)
DeveloperThe Forbes Company
OwnerTaubman Centers
No. of stores and services160
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2)
No. of floors2 (Macy's & Bloomingdale's are 3 levels)
Websitewww.thegardensmall.com

The Gardens Mall is a two-story, enclosed shopping mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Its anchors are Macy's, Sears, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, and it features more than 160 specialty shops and restaurants.

History[edit]

The Gardens Mall, originally called The Gardens of The Palm Beaches, was developed by The Forbes Company, based in Southfield, Michigan. On October 5, 1988, the mall opened with three initial anchor stores: Burdines, Sears and the second Macy's in Florida. Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue joined as tenants in 1990. Burdines was shuttered in 2003 as Federated Department Stores (now Macy's, Inc.), the owners of the Macy's chain, consolidated all its nameplates into the Macy's brand, which already had a location at the mall. In March 2006, Nordstrom opened on the former Burdines site instead.

In 2005, the Florida Department of Transportation completed a new interchange at PGA Boulevard (SR 786) and SR 811, providing direct access from the mall entrance to I-95.

In December 2005, former baseball all-star Jeff Reardon was taken into custody and charged by the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Police Department for allegedly committing armed robbery at the former Hamilton Jewelers store.[1]

In October 2007, the mall underwent minor renovations as the fountain in the center was altered and the center court's garden theme was replaced with a more modern look. H&M opened in 2010 as a new junior anchor. In April 2019, Macy's opened Macy's Backstage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reardon blames drug reaction for robbery attempt". KARE11. Dec 27, 2005.