Coral Square
The mall's north entrance in between JCPenney and former Sears
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LocationCoral Springs, Florida, United States
Coordinates26°14′29″N 80°14′58″W / 26.2412525°N 80.2493377°W / 26.2412525; -80.2493377
Address9469 West Atlantic Boulevard
Opening dateOctober 3, 1984; 39 years ago (October 3, 1984)[1]
DeveloperEdward J. DeBartolo Corp.
ManagementSimon Property Group, Inc.
OwnerSimon Property Group, Inc. (97.2%)
No. of stores and services120[2]
No. of anchor tenants5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area944,159 square feet (87,715 m2)[2]
No. of floors1 (2 in JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's Men, Children, & Home, and former Sears)
Parking8,618
Websitewww.simon.com/mall/coral-square
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Coral Square, often referred to as Coral Square Mall, is a regional enclosed shopping mall located northwest of Fort Lauderdale in Coral Springs, Florida, on the northeast corner of Atlantic Boulevard and University Drive; it opened in 1984. Originally developed by Eddie Debartolo of DeBartolo Realty, it is currently managed by Simon Property Group, which owns 97.2%, having fallen to Simon following the 1996 merger of Simon and DeBartolo Realty into Simon DeBartolo Group. The anchor stores are 2 Macy's locations, JCPenney, and Kohl's, along with 120 shops and eateries.

History

The mall opened on October 3, 1984 as part of a growth spurt in western Broward, with three department stores: Burdines, Lord & Taylor, and JCPenney. These were followed by Jordan Marsh a year later. The mall is almost identical to Boynton Beach Mall (where they opened in that same year) and The Florida Mall, among other DeBartolo properties. Then, in 1989, Sears joined as the fifth anchor filling the northeast side of the complex. This brought the store count at the mall up to over 130 stores and the amount of anchor stores to five. No other mall in Broward County had five anchors at the time except for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, and eventually Pembroke Lakes Mall (1992). Shortly after, store consolidations and acquisitions have started varying the anchor line-up over the years. First, in 1991, Lord & Taylor was converted to Mervyn's and Jordan Marsh was rebranded as a Burdines men's, children's, and home store. The mall was first renovated in 1995, but has never been expanded aside from the aforementioned addition of Sears. Mervyn's withdrew from Florida in 1997, thus the store switched to Dillard's (which had its only area stores at Galleria and Pembroke Lakes at that time, followed by The Mall at Wellington Green in 2001). Then, Burdines merged with Macy's in 2003, so the two stores at the mall simply became Macy's in 2005. Then came another renovation in late 2008, and Dillard's later transitioned into a Kohl's, which opened September 28, 2011. In many of these aspects, the mall developed a similar fashion to Boynton Beach and Miami International malls.

On November 26, 2016, a shop owner shot and wounded an employee, then turned the gun on himself and killed himself.[3] Coral Springs Fire Department took the wounded to a nearby hospital, where they were expected to be ok. The mall was closed for the morning then reopened later in the afternoon with heavily armed Coral Springs Police Officers.

On February 8, 2020, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 39 stores nationwide. The store closed in April 2020.[4] A contract with Round 1 Entertainment was pending as well, as with Pembroke Lakes. [5]

Anchors

Current Anchors

Former Anchors

References

  1. ^ Wangberg, W.; Knutson, K. (2003). Coral Springs. Arcadia. p. 59. ISBN 9780738515052. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  2. ^ a b "Leasing & Advertising at Coral Square, a SIMON Center". business.simon.com. Retrieved 2023-01-10.
  3. ^ Philip, Peggy; Weston, Kerry; Torres, Andrea (26 November 2016). "1 dies in shooting at Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs". WPLG Local 10. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Sears and Kmart store closings continue. Is your location closing in early 2020?".
  5. ^ "【ラウンドワン】ご指定のページは見つかりませんでした。".