DeBartolo Announces Plans for the Florida Mall

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Title

DeBartolo Announces Plans for the Florida Mall

Alternative Title

DeBartolo Plans for Florida Mall

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Shopping malls--United States
Retail industry

Description

This press release provides full insight into the design ideas that went into the development of the Florida Mall, as well as the companies future initiatives in the region. 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.

Source

Original 5-page typed press release: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1985-02-15

Date Submitted

805 KB

Contributor

Lake, Harriett

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5-page typed press release.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Medium

5-page typed press release

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Barnes, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

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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Original Format

5-page typed press release

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