Downtown Miami’s Historic Burdines Building May Have A New Tenant: Ross

A construction permit is now nearly finalized to build out a new Ross store in the historic Burdines building (later Macy’s) in downtown Miami.

At least one other tenant could also be moving into the building, construction permits show.

Ross will spend around $3 million to build out 34,192 square feet of space, the permit states. It was initially filed in May, and was near approval yesterday.

A second permit for the Burdines building was filed in June to build out 3,174 square feet of retail space, but it isn’t clear who the tenant is.

Ross has a popular store at the nearby One Bayfront Plaza building, which is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a 92-story tower.

 

The store in 1926 (photo via Florida Memory:

Nearby Ross:

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Anonymous
1 year ago

NO, NO, NO WE WANT A TARGET INSTEAD OF ROSS!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’ll probably get rid of my car if they add a Target downtown.

Anonymous
1 year ago

no,no,no we want a family dollar instead

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sedanos

Anonymous
1 year ago

hell, why not a Halloween store?

Anonymous
1 year ago

It looked cooler in 1926.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And it had natural lighting.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The 1926 picture is actually what is now the backside, which ended up stripped and windows covered into a blank box in the 50s, and now has whales on it. Maybe we’ll see it restored and converted to lofts, but Metromover running past where windows would look out doesn’t help.

Anonymous
1 year ago

… I hope the second permit is to build out a Chipotle

Anonymous
1 year ago

and don’t close until Midnight. that would be a dream come true.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Spirit Halloween.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So when is the 92 story tower going to break ground?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Most likely in 2050 but I hope next month!

Anonymous
1 year ago

ROSS will certainly signal the great comeback DWNTWN had been waiting for!

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

This and the Ferris Wheel

Anonymous
1 year ago

You mean the “Iconic” Ferris Wheel. *eyeroll*

Anonymous
1 year ago

Haha

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m a bit concerned as to what happened to the guy standing in front of the incoming car in the 1926 pic ??

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sad to see the new downtown whittle away.
40 years ago, it was a great shopping area. My grandma would take the bus with her friends and go for the day to walk up and down Flagler. It would teem with activity. Now, with all the condos, hotels and apartments, it’s quite a different picture.

Markavious Rolle
1 year ago

You are right I remember those days as a child. But downtown was a ghost town after 5pm.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It still is.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah, now there is no place to buy a typewriter or get your radio repaired.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The activity didn’t die down because of the condos, hotels, and apartments. It died because instead of going downtown these days your grandma and her friends would go to Dadeland instead. The condos, hotels, and apartments are what are bringing the activity back!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Amacying!

Anonymous
1 year ago

?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ross could easily fit in the former Woolworth or Kress (Flagler Station) on the same block. Unfortunately, a certain slumlord owns both and won’t do anything to make the properties suitable for occupancy.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1 year ago

Tacky.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Alright!! A Ross store is a huge plus for Miami!

Leo
1 year ago

I will do something different with this building I will turn the upper levels into apartments studios and leave the first floor as multiple retail spots. That way you activate the area with more retail not just one giant store taking up the first floor and you bring people to move into the area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What a waste!!! This is a perfect building for modern live-work Style lofts. Miami developers can’t pass beyond the boring humongous parking podiums and the glass balcony railings.

Anonymous
1 year ago

are you happy now?

Anonymous
1 year ago

its the miami 21 code that requires all the parking… not the developers… think before you type

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ross!!! What a shame….Living in the area I never shop at Ross, I use to shop at Macy’s even though it needed revamping, and of course the Marshall’s is good as well, but Ross! Not a good choice.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ugly building