Zara zealots, listen up!
The Spanish-based retail giant is setting shop — and we're talking the mammoth flagship kind — at the 420 Lincoln Road Building. Yes, come Winter 2013, Zara will occupy more than 26,000 square feet of space at the brand's new Miami flagship location. The store will inhabit two stories of prime retail space at 420 Lincoln Road, located at the corner of Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue, and will offer men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories.
A registered Miami Beach landmark, 420 Lincoln Road was originally designed by renowned architect Albert Anis at the site of the Lincoln Road Hotel. Zara's flagship will integrate the property's Art Deco roots with a two-story, rounded glass facade serving as a beacon for South Beach shoppers and fashion fans. Notable Miami architect Allan Schulman helped design the space, and joins Anis and Enrique Norten – the Mexican-born architect who designed the innovative and striking parking garage – on the list of visionaries who have contributed to the building.
"Zara choosing 420 Lincoln Road as a home for its Miami flagship is a testament to the significance of the property," Vice President of 420 Lincoln Road Associates Lamys Guerrero says. "By maintaining the building's historic integrity, we will bring an elevated shopping experience to the already highly active corner," he adds.
The addition of the Spanish fast-fashion chain is expected to invigorate the shopping corridor and strengthen the retail experience on the east side entrance of the mall. Zara will join a roster of tenants that currently includes Scotch & Soda, PAUL Lincoln Road, Sunglass Hut, OndadeMar and Starbucks.