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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

no,no,no we want a family dollar instead

Anonymous

Sedanos

Anonymous

hell, why not a Halloween store?

Anonymous

It looked cooler in 1926.

Anonymous

And it had natural lighting.

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Spirit Halloween.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Most likely in 2050 but I hope next month!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

LOL

Anonymous

This and the Ferris Wheel

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Haha

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

It still is.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Amacying!

Anonymous

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Anonymous

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)_/¯

Tacky.

Anonymous

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

Leo

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

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

are you happy now?

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Ugly building