Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are in talks to take up space at the Miami Worldcenter’s proposed 750,000-square-foot Downtown mall, sources told the South Florida Business Journal.
Miami Worldcenter Associates is working to secure retailers with Palm Beach Gardens-based developer Forbes Company and Taubman Centers, which have jointly developed several shopping centers and have ties to Macy’s. Macy’s serves as the flagship at their Mall at Millenia in Orlando.
The Miami City Commission approved the Worldcenter project in 2008, when it was meant to be a mix of hotel, retail, residential and office space totaling 11 million-plus square feet, as reported at the time. Plans right now are retail-heavy, though the former Miami Arena site might be developed by the MDM Group as a Marriott Hotel and convention center. [South Florida Business Journal] — Mark Maurer