Friday, October 27, 2006

Burdines at Dadeland Mall

Miami, Florida - March 8, 1984

Kicking it eighties style with this one, fellow mallrats, in this sunny exterior photograph taken from the parking lot of the Burdines department store at Dadeland Mall, in Miami (in 2005 the Federated owned chain was converted to Macy's). Almost can't see the mall here for the palm trees though, lol.

Thanks very much to, Charles Freericks (he worked at this store in 1981), for this great submission!

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Blogger BIGMallrat said...

OMG! That's a Renault Alliance!

Fri Oct 27, 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous rob said...

I would like to thank Charles also for this! Wouldn't it be great to back in time just for one day and take pics like this?

The mid 80s was about the last great era for malls before the massive changes began in architecture, mega food courts and cookie-cutter aesthetic interiors.

Fri Oct 27, 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Lissette said...

Dadeland still looks exactly like that only the Burdine's sign is a Macy's one!

Fri Oct 27, 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, not with those cars in the lot... I don't think so.

Fri Oct 27, 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice photo! Dig those 80's chevys.

Sat Oct 28, 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I bought my prom dress there.

Sat Oct 28, 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Wow, thanks for the trip back in time! I lived near there in the late 70's and that was THE mall. I even got my ears pierced there.

Sun Oct 29, 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger Den said...

DADELAND, hummm. I lived in Miami for two years and, for whatever reason, never went inside of that one. My malls of choice were WESTLAND (dunno why), SKYLAKE and 163Rd STREET (closer to home).

Are there any photos in existance of the "Mimo" era [circa-1956] "163RD STREET SHOPPING CENTER"? I posted an article about it on the Mall Hall Of Fame blog.......but, alas, I could find no early-days pictures of the mall anyplace on the www.

I've heard a lot about the early open-air mall, but never seen any images. It must have been gorgeous.

Sun Oct 29, 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean just the store, right Lissette? The mall itself looks nothing like it did in the eighties. Oh, and this is the Kids, Home, and Furniture Store. The flagship is in the middle of the mall.

But anyways, who remembers the giant faux palm trees in the store?

Sun Oct 29, 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I bought my tux there!

Tue Oct 31, 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger Carolynn said...

I was a young child living in Coral Gables, Florida when Dadeland was built in the early sixties. We used to call that area "the boonies" There was nothing there at all. When the mall opened it was pretty special to have all those stores under a roof! We had always shopped on Miracle Mile or Sears. I remember the grand dolphin sculptures. I was back there a few years ago years ago and in many ways it has stayed the same, but larger. One thing which threw me though is how the mall used to be the only thing you saw from the road and now you can't see it for all the other businesses built of it.

Thu Aug 02, 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, this shot IS of the middle flagship store, formerly Burdines. Macy's turned the old Jordan Marsh into its home and whatever section. THIS shot is the original Burdine's. By the way, this was the END of the mall, until they extended with a new wing, I think around 1970.

Thu Nov 08, 01:00:00 PM  

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