Inside Aventura Mall’s Big, Futuristic New Wing, Designed by Carlos Zapata

Aventura Mall’s huge new wing, designed by architect Carlos Zapata, opened recently. The expansion, which includes two stories of retail and a third containing a food hall, is impressive at almost any scale. It’s also the most design-driven part of the mall, with dramatic architecture, soaring ceilings, a towering art slide in the open-ended courtyard.

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That Kind of Controversial New Ross Has Opened on Lincoln Road

The much talked about new Ross Dress for Less has opened on Lincoln Road in South Beach in its dramatic but rather mall-like new building, and here it is. Some people think it’s just the latest symbol of the mall-ification of Lincoln Road, others a great place for inexpensive clothing in the middle of expensive Miami Beach, better than the abandoned frontage that had occupied that site (the long-gone Caribe Theatre) for years, or a cheap tourist magnet. Whatever you think, check out these photos of the new place. Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments.

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Inside the Mall at Brickell City Centre, Which Opens Thursday

Brickell City Centre is finally throwing open the doors to its mall Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting at 9:45 AM. Although the hotel, condominium, and office portions of the project have all been open for months by now, the multilevel indoor-outdoor mall links everything together and is the megaproject’s signature space. This is the […]

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