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1977 - the Omni Hotel and Omni International Mall on Biscayne Boulevard
1977 From a postcard

1977 - the Omni Hotel and Omni International Mall on Biscayne Boulevard

1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida view map


The developers opened the Omni International Mall in February 1977. The two story shopping mall was built on the north of the beautiful Jordan Marsh department store that opened in February 1956 at NE 14th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. A large J. C. Penney store anchored the north end. The Jordan Marsh store closed when the chain was liquidated by Federated Department Stores and Burdine's moved in but only lasted a year before closing on May 31, 1992. J. C. Penney closed their store on the north end in 1998. With both anchor stores on both ends empty the mall struggled to survive but died in 2000.

Note how the postcard company air-brushed the ugly Miami Herald building out of the bayfront land between the MacArthur and Venetian Causeways. A Miami Herald article about the Omni Mall is located at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article146288594.html .


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virgal b 16-Jun-2014 01:44
I used to love going here as a kid and in my teens. treasure island was one of my favorite places.
Guest 27-Oct-2013 13:12
THE MEMORIES OF THIS PLACE WILL NEVER LEAVE MY MIND.
THE MOVIES, SHOPPING, VIDEO ARCADE, AND THE BAKERY ON THE SECOND FLOOR. THEY HAD THE LARGEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE FOR $1.35. I HEARD THEY WERE TO OPEN THE MALL UP AGAIN?
Edward C. 25-Sep-2013 02:21
The Omni was the best! Such a shame the mall went downhill and eventually closed.
Don Boyd15-Dec-2012 07:01
Thank you for the correction.

Don
Guest 15-Dec-2012 05:10
The Omni is at 16th st. address is 1601 Biscayne Blvd.