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Title: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on July 09, 2013, 06:56:29 AM
Florida's Largest Shopping Centers

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The St. Johns Town Center may dominate Jacksonville's retail sector but how does it compare in size with similar developments across the state?  Here is a list ranking Florida's ten largest shopping centers by square footage.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jul-floridas-largest-shopping-centers
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: tufsu1 on July 09, 2013, 08:57:49 AM
FYI...Westfield Brandon recently gained approval to add another 120,000 square feet...it isn't clear whether that will be retail or some other use (hotel, office, etc.)
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: Ocklawaha on July 09, 2013, 10:18:40 AM
If your looking for a deal, or just want to watch people or have some pretty cool dining options, Sawgrass is unbeatable. I would think if your a big city (at least by Florida standard) type of person that loves to shop - stay the hell out of the Tampa Bay area and SW Florida.  ;D
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: simms3 on July 09, 2013, 11:04:49 AM
^^^SW FL has good shopping (better than Tampa, better than NE FL).  Tampa not so much for a metro its size, but Hyde Park Village there has credit/national retailers that none of the commercial districts in Jax offer, which is a sign of strength (though there is a vacancy problem - the village is on the market and just needs a LL who can fill it and maintain it).
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: Tacachale on July 09, 2013, 11:28:49 AM
^I doubt I'm really the target customer, but I can speak from plentiful experience that SW Florida does not have good shopping. There's some high end crap in Naples, and maybe a bit in Ft. Meyers, but most people who need something more (or at least mall-quality) make the trek up to Tampa.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: simms3 on July 09, 2013, 11:57:46 AM
I've never lived in SW FL, just spent a lot of time there.  I don't see a reason to drive all the way up to Tampa Bay - not sure what TPA has to offer that Naples/Fort Myers doesn't, and when you add in Sarasota, then it's game over.  Boutiques on 5th (blocks upon blocks of boutiques, antiques, restaurants, etc), Waterside Shoppes (upscale shoppes anchored by Saks and Nordstrom), Coconut Point (basically exactly like SJTC and anchored by Dillards), all the outlets (Miromar, Tanger, Naples), and the mall in Fort Myers (Dillards, Macy's, JCP, etc).  The only thing so far as I can tell that Tampa has that SW FL doesn't is a Neiman Marcus, and there is a Last Call at Miromar Outlets.  My point of reference is that one of my best friend's parents moved down to Bonita Bay, so we would visit frequently.  Get off at Corkscrew and pass Miromar and Coconut Point on the way.  My mother's childhood friends all live down there now; one is one of the developers of Pelican Bay in Naples and other major sites.  :)  The ladies in my family love shopping down there!

edit: forgot to mention the obvious - if it ain't in SW FL, South Florida is a shorter, less congested drive away than Tampa!!  :)  SoFla has the best shopping in the country outside of NYC, LA and SF, hands down.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: Tacachale on July 09, 2013, 01:26:40 PM
^Yeah, I was lumping Sarasota in with Tampa, perhaps unfairly to one or both. My father-in-law lives in the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte area, from there it's about the same distance to "Greater Tampa" as to Naples (and SE Florida is considerably farther). Like I say, Naples has the reputation for high end shopping, but it's pretty far (and expensive) even for many people already in SW Florida. In fact, I don't think I've been down there at all in the 5 or so years I've been spending a lot of time in the region, though I've been to Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa multiple times. Though again, I doubt my family are Naples' target customers.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: rashad992 on July 09, 2013, 09:25:15 PM
regency mall... over a million square feet and not a damn thing in it
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: tufsu1 on July 09, 2013, 09:48:59 PM
regency mall... over a million square feet and not a damn thing in it

that's not really true...only half of the mall is empty
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: spuwho on July 10, 2013, 07:58:50 AM
3.8 Million Sq Ft of retail mall space only miles apart. (Regency, Avenues, SJTC)



Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: fsujax on July 10, 2013, 08:39:30 AM
I do not know why a Macy's couldn't be a part of a reconfigured Regency. I think it would be the perfect fit. Put a Macy's at Regency, OP Mall and Town Center. There you go.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: FSBA on July 14, 2013, 01:13:52 PM
I do not know why a Macy's couldn't be a part of a reconfigured Regency. I think it would be the perfect fit. Put a Macy's at Regency, OP Mall and Town Center. There you go.

You would have a better chance of convincing Macy's a 3rd store should go somewhere in the River City Marketplace before they would go to Regency.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: spuwho on July 14, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
I spoke with one retail tenant in a Regency strip mall across the street and he noted that they have had declining sales for 3 straight years. Measured foot traffic is down.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: thelakelander on July 14, 2013, 03:54:37 PM
I do not know why a Macy's couldn't be a part of a reconfigured Regency. I think it would be the perfect fit. Put a Macy's at Regency, OP Mall and Town Center. There you go.

You would have a better chance of convincing Macy's a 3rd store should go somewhere in the River City Marketplace before they would go to Regency.
Or somewhere in St. Johns County.
Title: Re: Florida's Largest Shopping Centers
Post by: Stephen on July 24, 2013, 01:22:30 PM
I wish they would bring an IKEA into the area.