Plantation Florida is located in the southeast. The city's name is from Everglades Plantation Company who used to own the land the city now resides on. The motto of Plantation is "The Grass is Greener.'' Plantation is in Broward County. The county name is also the name of their local mall, Broward Mall. Plantation has been in two Hollywood films: There's Something About Mary and Caddy Shack. Historically, Plantation was the site of an 1838 battle called Battle of Pine Island. Over the years the land changed hands until the first home was built in 1947 by Chauncey Clark. Today it is a medium sized city a small drive from the Miami area.
Broward Mall opened in 1978 with 1 million square feet. Today the mall is managed by Westfield Group. They have 125 retail shops and services onsite. In the past Mills owned the mall, until it switched hands to the Simon Malls Group, before becoming a Westfield Mall. It has undergone some reconstruction over the thirty years it has been open. The anchor stores include Dillard's, JC Penny, Macy's and Sears. Burdine's was an original anchor store that has been closed for some time. Jordan Marsh also used to be at the mall, but it was replaced by Mervyn's before becoming Dillard's.
Stores at Broward Mall include 5-7-9 a women's fashion store, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ameritel T-Mobile, Ann Taylor, Ashley Stewart, Bakers, Bandolino, Bath and Body Works, Brookstone, and Cache. Carlton Cards, Champs, Charlotte Russe, City Style, Claire's, Cohen's Fashion Optical, Diamonds in the Grove, and the Disney Store are other retail locations.
The number of stores located at Broward Mall presents just about every type of shopping one might want. They have game stores, toy stores, men's and women's clothing, children's clothing, popular fashion accessory shops, and much more. Like most malls Broward does have a movie theater within walking distance showing current releases.
Like the types of store the dining available at Broward Mall is eclectic. Restaurants and eateries include Auntie Anne's, Cajun and Grill, Charley's Subs, Caribbean Cafe, Cinnabon, Cozzoli's Pizzeria, Edo Japan, and Paradise Cafe.
New shops have recently been added to Broward Mall. They are Good Fellas, Photo FX by Nicole Angelica, and Shoelicious. During the year events are hosted at Broward Mall. The events will differ from grand openings, store events, to mall wide fun.
Shopping at Broward Mall is available Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 8:30pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm. Department store hours may vary from that of the overall mall. Sundays tend to vary. For example Macy's stays open one hour longer on Sundays, while Dillard's does not open until 12pm.
Getting to Broward Mall requires a drive down University Dr., inland of the water near Plantation. Plantation is between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. As with much of Florida you are constantly traveling through small towns and cities that are around the larger metropolitan areas. Outside of Plantation there are museums, aquariums, and water activities to enjoy.
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