The Gardens MallEdit profile
The Gardens Mall is an upscale, 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.Anchors
- Bloomingdale's; 230,000 square feet (21,000 m2)
- Macy's; 325,000 square feet (30,200 m2)
- Nordstrom; 144,000 square feet (13,400 m2)
- Saks Fifth Avenue; 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2)
- Sears; 163,000 square feet (15,100 m2)
- Burdines; closed 2003; replaced by Nordstrom
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. In March 2006, Nordstrom opened on the former Burdines site.
In 2005, the Florida Department of Transportation completed a new interchange at PGA Boulevard and Florida SR 811, providing direct access from the mall entrance to I-95.
In December of 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.
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.