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Miami's Shopping Mall History Follows the City's Boom and Bust

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State Archives of Florida
Flagler Street in downtown Miami, c.1930
Over the decades, as Miami's residential geography shifted, so too did retail and financial centers. From the postwar boom to white flight to suburbs, a lot can be learned about the city by looking at the most American of inventions: the shopping mall. The growth and popularity of Miami's uniquely tropical and glittering malls in many ways shaped the area. Read the full exploration of Miami's shopping mall history here.