One of South Florida's oldest suburban malls, Dadeland Mall is still kind of a big deal. From middle class, un-air-conditioned, grocery-store-as-anchor-tenant roots, and scene of a famous cocaine-era shootout to high-end shopping palace of today, and central element of a long-term plan to urbanize the Downtown Kendall area, the mall is hanging in there. The mall just opened a new wing of stores and restaurants expanding towards Kendall Drive, and Curbed photog Michael Wayne Cole headed down there to take a look.
Stores and restaurants moving into the new section include Edward Beiner, Tommy Bahama, Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, PUMA, Donald J Pliner, Porsche Design, Vince Camuto, Urban Outiftters, Original Penguin, Bobby Flay's Burger Palace, Aoki Teppankayi, and Balans. About 99% complete, construction people are still touching up a thing or two here or still installing this or that there, and most of the restaurants are still not open. Check out our photo tour of the expansion, above.