NEIMAN’S SETS FLORIDA STORE

NEW YORK — Neiman Marcus will open a 90,000-square-foot store in the Mall of Millenia, a 1.2 million-square-foot regional shopping center in Orlando, Fla., scheduled to open in fall 2002.
The mall is a joint project of two Michigan-based developers, Taubman Centers and The Forbes Co. The other two anchors, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, were previously announced.
This will be Neiman’s 34th store.
The center hopes to draw from the entire metropolitan Orlando market, as well as the 40 million tourists and visitors who add an estimated $16 billion annually into the local economy, according to the developers.
The mall will have 170 shops and restaurants and will be the centerpiece of the 405-acre Millenia project, which is comprised of over 5 million square feet of office, retail, restaurant and hotel space.
“The permanent residents of the Orlando market have long craved a shopping environment that would house the finest retailers in the country,” said Nathan Forbes, partner in the The Forbes Co., in a statement.