The Mall of San Juan

The Mall of San Juan
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico
Address 1000 The Mall of San Juan Blvd
Opening date March 26, 2015 (March 26, 2015)
Developer Taubman Centers
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 650,000 sq ft
No. of floors 3
Parking 3,000 spaces

The Mall of San Juan is a 650,000 sq ft (60,000 m2) upscale shopping mall located across from the San José Lagoon at the south end of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, near the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It opened its doors on March 26, 2015 and it is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, both being the first stores in their respective chains in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Future plans includes the construction of an office tower and a hotel and casino set to begin construction later on 2015 and completed by 2017.[1][2] The mall was constructed at a cost of $475 million by Taubman Centers.[3]


View of the Grand Court towards Nordstrom.
Interior of The Mall of San Juan, with the Porsche 911 Targa 4S on display.

The land where the mall now is was once a building complex which originally served as housing for the 1979 Pan American Games. The buildings were demolished in 1998 in what was a world record for most buildings to be demolished simultaneously with explosives.[4]

Originally, the project was called Nueva Puerta de San Juan[5] when it was first planned in the 90s. In the 2000s, it was renamed Plaza Internacional.[6] Construction of the mall had been paralyzed for several years due to financing issues and a lawsuit by the owners of the nearby Plaza Las Americas. New Century Development would later file a lawsuit of their own when Plaza Las Americas announced plans for an expansion.[7] The project was later given its current name and finally broke ground in 2012.


See also


  3. Pleven, Liam. "Mall Owners, Retailers Bullish on Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  4. "Villa Panamericana & Las Orquideas". Controlled Demolition.

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