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International Plaza shines for owner
The Tampa mall is the lone overachiever among four properties Taubman Centers has opened in recent months. [3/23]

Bus stop gets discreet niche near upscale Tampa mall
After much to and fro about the bus stop and its placement near the new mall, an agreement settles the matter. [3/16]

Man strolls the mall, dispensing free dollars
A man hands them out at International Plaza to anyone who wants them. It's just what he wants to do, he says. [3/16]

International's Asian
Along Bay Street, the mall's restaurant row, high concepts and flashy decors are king of the Asian locales. Unfortunately, that leaves food on the back burner. [11/1]

Shopping for good food
At the new International Plaza mall, California Pizza Kitchen will win hearts and taste buds. Two other restaurants get honorable mentions. [10/4]

International Plaza opens with freshly trained troops
The mall's customer service mantra gets tested today when patrons come through the doors for the first time. [9/14]

Mall's leases were roundly criticized
Critics contend the developers got deals that will deprive the airport authority of millions of dollars.

International Plaza
What is it? A 1.26-million-square-foot upscale shopping mall that includes an outdoor restaurant and shopping area called Bay Street.

Tampa braces for stream of traffic to new mall
Eager shoppers might mix with football fans to make International Plaza's opening a challenge this weekend. [9/13]

Posh mall elevates hopes of neighbors
Residents living in the shadow of the new International Plaza expect jobs and higher property values. [9/10]

Rival malls hope shoppers soon drop glitzy newcomer
They expect to lose some business to International Plaza, but not permanently. [9/9]

Keeper of the mall
Aj D. Jemison is used to meeting goals. Her latest is to open International Plaza without a hitch. [9/8]

Mall tips and midday fare
Mall officials hope their familiarization day for cabbies and other drivers will help make International Plaza their destination of choice. [9/7]

International Plaza list changes as debut nears
A/X Armani Exchange and three other tenants have pulled out, but the Tampa mall has added a retailer to its mix, too. [9/6]

Slow, steady make-over
Lord & Taylor hopes to restore the mystique that used to set it apart from look-alike department store chains. It's shifting its "taste level," and pricing, upward, but slowly so as not to alienate its baby boomer customers. [9/2]

Peddling prestige
For Neiman Marcus, opening at International Plaza couldn't have come at a worse time. Shoppers have turned frugal and retailers are having a tough year. Will customer service and high-price fashions be enough to help lift the bay area newcomer out of the doldrums? [8/27]

Neiman Marcus time line
Neiman Marcus Group Inc.


[Times photo: Fraser Hale]

Tampa mall adds to planned tenant mix
TAMPA -- Taubman Centers Inc. on Thursday disclosed 12 more tenants for International Plaza, the new shopping mall that opens Sept. 14. [8/24]

Apple lures shoppers by the bushel
The Apple Store will open in International Plaza in Tampa next month. And if the Virginia store is any indicator, area Mac lovers are in for a treat. [8/13]

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