Palm Beach Life: “The Royal Poinciana Plaza: By The Numbers”

Palm Beach Life February 13, 2018

As the saying might go, if you haven’t been to Royal Poinciana Plaza lately, you really haven’t been.

And that’s because the landmarked shopping center, which opened in 1957 on the corner of Cocoanut Row and Royal Poinciana Way, is in the middle of what can certifiably be called a retail renaissance.

The late architect John L. Volk’s Regency-inspired architecture has been spiffed up, while the grounds have received a major facelift. And new tenants — including Hermès, making the trek from its previous home on Worth Avenue — have arrived, filling long-vacant storefronts.

In all, the plaza — with its new nickname, “The Royal” — has 180,000 square feet of retail space and gardens. Which leads us to a quick look at some other numbers that seem to be adding up to a success for Up Markets, the Boston-based retail company that took over management and control of the center in August 2014.