Miracle City Mall (Titusville, Florida)
ADDRESS: 2500 S Washington Ave #14, Titusville, FL 32780
COORDINATES: 28.585492, -80.804375
Miracle City Mall opened in 1968, built on 32 acres and covering 275,000 square feet of floor space. Stores in the mall included: JCPenney, Belk, Lindsey, Thom McAn (a shoe store), McCrory (a department store), Vogue, and Lerner. A Hallmark card shop, Zales Jewelry, and a Walgreens with a snack bar were also within the mall.
There are speculations as to what caused the mall’s decline, but many agree that Miracle City was hit hard when the Walmart Supercenter opened in 1995. By the mid-2000s, the mall was just a shadow of its former self. Belk’s had left, leaving JCPenney’s to anchor the business. Due to the economic depression, the site showed signs of deterioration as there was barely any maintenance done.
The end of the space program in 2011 was a huge blow to the economy of Titusville, and a killing blow to the mall. Due to health and safety concerns of their employees, JCPenney was forced to vacate at the end of their lease in February 2013.