Mizner Park

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mizner-park-barmaxx-bar-and-restaurant-blogMizner Park is a mixed-used lifestyle center in downtown Boca Raton, Florida. Located inside Mizner Park are numerous shops, restaurants, rental apartments and offices. There are many different types of restaurants located inside Mizner Park ranging from Max’s Grille, Yard House, Villagio’s, and Uncle Julio’s. The Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park is a cultural center on the north end of the development, which includes an amphitheater and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Lord & Taylor operates its only Florida location at Mizner Park. Cooper Carry designed the architecture of Mizner as aMediterranean revival town center.

Previously, the site of Mizner Park was a conventional enclosed shopping center called Boca Mall, which opened in 1974. Boca Mall was originally anchored by Britt’s and Jefferson Ward. The former closed in 1982 and was temporarily occupied by IBM offices until 1985, when it was converted toLevitz Furniture. In 1989, Levitz relocated and Jefferson Ward closed. The closure of these anchors led to the mall’s demolition and redevelopment.

Mizner Park opened in 1992, expanding in 1996 with a Jacobson’s department store. Jacobson’s closed in July 2002 after the chain declared bankruptcy, and its location became Robb & Stucky Interiors in 2003. After Robb & Stucky also declared bankruptcy, its store was closed as well. The building became Lord & Taylor in 2013. The store marked that chain’s return to Florida after a ten-year absence.

Crocker Partners, the developer of Mizner originally intended for a similar project, the McNulty Building, to be built on a more compressed site atFederal Highway and Palmetto Park Road.

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizner_Park