A diverse selection of kiosks hawking everything from hair extensions to miracle eyeglass cleaning solution to remote-controlled toy helicopters line the center of the mall.
Customers throughout the mall wheeled around the suitcases they brought from the plane and ones they purchased at the mall. Buses pick shoppers up from South Beach and Fort Lauderdale hotels, downtown Miami and even directly from the airport. The malls offer discount coupon books to tourists and lockers to store their belongings. Outlet malls are particularly popular for Latin American shoppers, who welcome the steep discounts on name-brand items that can cost three times as much at home.
Although Latin American cities enjoy plenty of large shopping centers, designer items are often out of the average shopper's reach. Outlet malls date as far back as years, when apparel stores and shoe factories on the East Coast started offering up excess and damaged goods to employees, according to a Northwestern University study.
In the s, a men's clothing manufacturer opened the first outlet not adjacent to the store and, 40 years later, the first multi-store outlet opened. The first enclosed outlet opened in and soared in popularity over the next 20 years.
By the end of this year, there will be such malls around the country. Sawgrass Mills mall is the largest. Outlet malls are usually located some distance from regular shopping centers, near a major highway, and are known for offering designer brands at steep discounts.
Cobb Theatres became Regal Cinemas in built an screen cinema located at the Northeast corner of the mall, opening in December It was expanded into a SuperTarget-format store in mid Phar-Mor was another early anchor to the mall. It ran parallel to the middle mall corridor and contained T.
This section is currently anchored by T. This expansion was followed by The Oasis extension, opened April 15, It brought the mall out from near Burlington Coat Factory to Regal Cinemas which was expanded to 23 screens. A parking garage was added in directly across the outside entrance to Burlington Coat Factory. Wannado City , an indoor amusement park with entry fee, opened in The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills expansion opened in It was an outdoor expansion featuring outlets of more upscale brands such as St.
Chang's China Bistro , Villagio, and Zinburger. Originally, the concourses had names and each turn was considered a rotunda or court and named for the style of stores it contained.
This proved harder to keep in effect as anchors and internal stores changed. Later, Mall Entrances were named after the parking lot areas, i. In the mids, inspired by rival Dolphin Mall in Miami , the mall transitioned into the current "Avenues" sections. There was a kid's animatronic display in the Cabana Court, between Books-A-Million and the Rainforest Cafe , featuring singing flamingos and alligators welcoming the public to Sawgrass Mills.
It was set up like a swamp and allowed people to toss coins into the shallow water which were donated to local charities. It was later converted to a waiting area designed after a ship, still with alligators, and then into the current Cha Cha's playground. Find yard sales near you with our interactive map of Broward County garage, yard and estate sales. Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall. Want to be the first to know about free concerts, free movies, restaurant coupons and discounts in Broward?
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