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Century 21 Department Store opening at Sawgrass Mills

Site will be on the eight-acre property the mall recently purchased for $16.9M

April 08, 2015 01:30PM

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Century 21 Department Store

Century 21 Department Store will open at Sawgrass Mills this fall, marking the retailer’s debut in Florida and its first foray outside the Northeast.

The 85,000-square-foot store will serve as an anchor of the Sunrise shopping center as it continues to expand.

Less than two weeks ago, Simon Property Group paid $16.9 million to purchase eight acres from VF Outlet, which previously housed the VF Factory Store and parking area. That property, at 12801 West Sunrise Boulevard, will be the site for the new Century 21, Sawgrass Mills said.

The new Century 21 will be located near the Colonnade Outlets, joining such retail outlets as All Saints, Armani Outlet, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel, GUCCI, kate spade new york, and Tory Burch.

Sawgrass Mills is planning an 80,000-square-foot expansion of The Colonnade Outlets, which will include outlets for Ted Baker, Alexis Bittar, La Perla and Vince, as well as a first-in-state location from the Washington, D.C. eatery Matchbox. That expansion is set to open early next year.

“For more than 50 years, we’ve been a destination within the New York market for high-end fashion consumers seeking incredible values,” said Raymond Gindi, CEO of Century 21 Department Store, in a statement. “As Sawgrass Mills has become one of the world’s most recognized and successful shopping destinations for people from around the corner and around the globe, the choice of where to locate was obvious when we made a decision to bring Century 21 to the Southeast to local, seasonal and international audiences.” Ina Cordle