The Florida Mall
Shopping malls--United States
This report gives an overview of the Florida Mall's perspective place in the Central Florida retail market. The Florida Mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined his father's business and together they became known as the "kings of the shopping mall." By the late 1980s, the DeBartolo Corporation had constructed 51 shopping malls, including 21 in Florida. The Florida Mall, located on the corner of Sand Lake Road and Orange Blossom Trail, was designed to appeal to Central Florida's large tourist economy and opened in March of 1986. Originally, the mall sat on 250 acres, contained over 1.3 million square feet of shopping space, and featured over 160 stores.
Original typed flyer: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original typed flyer.
Is Part Of
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida
Originally published by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation.
Crawford, Selwyn. "Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. bristles at even the slightest….'" The Orlando Sentinel, June 15, 1986. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-06-15/business/0230120196_1_DeBartolo-shopping-malls-mall-in-south.
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