Photos: Ross Signage Goes Up At Downtown Miami’s Historic Burdines Building

Downtown Miami’s historic Burdine’s department store is being transformed into a Ross, and signs have now been installed at the property.

The property was operated as a department store by Macy’s until 2018, when a lease expired.

Ross is spending $2,991,800 to renovate 34,192 square feet of ground floor space. Existing escalators that were used by Macy’s leading to the second floor will be walled off.

 

(photos: phillip pessar)

The store in 1926 (photo via Florida Memory:

 

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Anonymous

the area around the store needs to be renovated! it looks like a scene from an apocalyptic movie.

Anonymous

Mana is dragging his feet, the streetscape redesign is even postpone because of him.

305

He’s still picking out pavers

Anonymous

TJ Max is working on leasing the other Macy’s space across the street, hopefully this brings more activity and tenants to Flagler, if only Mana would get out of the way.

Anonymous

It’s not only Mana
Unfortunately, downtown is dead west of NE 2nd Ave. Trust me, I say it with grief but it’s the truth

Alpina

it would have been a great location for a Target

Anonymous

right? And Target would have used the second floor.

Anonymous

Discount stores occupying a prime intersection in the middle of downtown is not a good look

Anonymous

Too bad they can’t restore the building back to the 1926 version.

Anonymous

It doesn’t help the original portion, walled off and covered in a chipping and faded whale mural, directly faces a Metromover flyover with homeless camps at street level.

Alpina

well, not much work done on the facade

Anonymous

The back of this building is filled with homeless people and reeks of piss. Can’t wait to go here some day. NOT! It was like this when Macy’s was there, I’m sure it’s even worse now that it’s been vacant for over a year.

Anonymous

Wrong usage of a great space

Anonymous

Anyway you look at it, it’s good news when a national retailer is taking a chance on one of the downtown flagship stores that Macy’s has abandoned across the country. Downtown Miami’s deterioration took decades and the CBD’s restoration will take many years — and many participants. There’s a glittery new Saks across the Miami River and Target has announced plans to be part of the Block 55 development adjacent to MiamiCentral. Ross’s commitment to the city’s retail revival can only be viewed as another plus.

Anonymous

It would be great if they turned the top floors into loft apartments.

Anonymous

This building is so enticing, I definitely want to go shop there. ***sarcasm***

Mary

Dumbass

Anonymous

Mary you like this building you’re definitely a dumb-ass.

Anonymous

Although I love a national retailer going on Flagler, man is this building ugly lol

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gross. We couldn’t get at least Target?

Anonymous

I thought I read that work on Flagler at was starting g right after the super bowl

Chino

Ross what a shitty store! It should be made into a gym…

Anonymous

Such a downgrade