The Orlando Fashion Square Mall was formerly Fashion Square Mall. It is a two-story, indoor, shopping mall located in Orlando, Florida. Anchored by Macy's, JC Penney, Sears, and Dillard's, this mall has the capacity for one hundred and sixty-five stores.
Located on the corner of East Colonial Drive and Maguire Avenue, Orlando Fashion Square mall is close to downtown Orlando. The physical address is 3201 East Colonial Drive. The mall is open from Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The department store hours may vary from the malls.
Promotional advertising for this shopping center is: The Square...I'm there. One of Orlando's 'original' malls, the Fashion Square Mall has changed and upgraded over the years by adding a movie theatre, a parking garage and a small food court. Renovated in both 2002, and in June 2005, the Orlando Fashion Square now houses a Premiere Cinema 14-screen movie theater on the second level. The movie theatre is across from the food court were you will find eateries like Subway, Chick-fil-a, Tam Chau coffee and tea, Great American Cookie, and Le Caf, du Paris.
Orlando Fashion Square has specialty retailers such as Victoria's Secret, Torrid, American Eagle Outfitters, and the Limited. There is also a Frederick's of Hollywood, Justice and Charlotte Russe. The mall is handicap accessible with wheelchairs available at customer service and there are also strollers available to rent.
Built in 1973, the Orlando Fashion Square is owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Property out of Philadelphia. Founded in 1960, PREIT's focus is on shopping malls and power centers. In 2009 PREIT owned thirty-eight shopping malls in the eastern half of the country.
Over the last few years there have been several Orlando Sentinel articles addressing how some indoor shopping malls struggle to survive when the existing economic trend favors outdoor malls. It appears the Orlando Fashion Square has been affected by this trend. In June of 2009 there were over thirty store vacancies ranging in size from very small to large locations, within the mall.