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Old 06-20-2018, 05:48 AM   #1
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Retail isnít dead yet

Don’t believe everything you read, brick and mortar retail is still alive and kicking. Miami-Dade County Comission just approved the plans for a new shopping mall. “American Dream Miami” will be the largest in North America. With 6.2 million square feet, it will be more than double the current largest mall (King of Prussia). From the local paper American Dream Miami, the nation's biggest mall, wins final OK - Sun Sentinel

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The $4 billion mall and theme park proposal by developer Triple Five calls for 6.2 million square feet of retail, entertainment and backroom space, plus 2,000 hotel rooms. Immediately south of it, the Graham Companies employment center — also approved Thursday — is planned with 4 million square feet of office and retail space and 2,000 apartments.
My guess is the locals won’t be thrilled about the impact to traffic.
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Proposed by the same group that own the MOA here in MN. I read the article and see nothing about a proposed timeline. It will be interesting to see if it actually gets built.

Because according to this article your kids need to have something to do when it's raining..
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S. Fla also has a HUGE tourist population that needs to have something to do when it rains. The biggest tourist destination outside of Disney, for Florida, has long been the Sawgrass Mall. Couldn't pay me enough to try to shop there...people show up with suitcases to shop.
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And in the FLA long summers, it can rain ~ 5 days a week.
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S. Fla also has a HUGE tourist population that needs to have something to do when it rains. The biggest tourist destination outside of Disney, for Florida, has long been the Sawgrass Mall. Couldn't pay me enough to try to shop there...people show up with suitcases to shop.
Dolphin Mall is also nearby......and so is the Miami International Airport...and the cruise ship terminals are only about 10-15 miles away.

I think there are a lot of shoppers (domestic and international) who are buying stuff to take home...and not just souvenirs.

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Exactly Omni, hence the suitcases. It is shopping-as-destination. So the geography is a big part of why a new mall makes sense for Miami, even though it won't most other places.
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