Bal Harbour Shops will add Barneys New York as a third anchor tenant, mall representatives announced at a meeting with residents tonight. Existing anchors Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus will also be expanded.
Barneys was said to be considering other local mall projects, but apparently decided on Bal Harbour despite construction plans that have lagged behind competitors. LVMH’s Design District project and Brickell City Centre, both already under construction, still haven’t announced anchor tenants (Bal Harbour Shops owner Whitman Family Development is also managing the mall at Brickell City Centre.) Miami Worldcenter, set to begin construction later this year, has signed Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s as tenants.
Mall officials want to relocate Village Hall to accommodate the 250,000 square foot expansion, but the plan will require a local referendum.