Client: Schurgin Development
194,000 Square Feet, New Construction
With this shopping center Perdue reinvented the "strip mall," beginning the trend creating a more aesthetic, inviting shopping environment as opposed to earlier strip malls of the 1960's era.
Anchor tenants included a General Cinema movie theater Phar-Mor Drugs, Ashby's and Linens 'N Things. The center also provided multiple fast food and dining facilities. The mall featured the first non-prototype TJ Maxx.
Curved Metal Canopies Required a New Manufacturing Technique
In a 1991 article entitled "Offspring of sprawl," which looked at retail trends and the evolution of strip malls, the Orlando Sentinel noted Colonial Promenade to be "a well-designed strip mall, notable for attractive, sensible design featuring varied roof lines, red, arched entranceways and its landscaped parking lot. "
The City of Orlando Adopted the Center's Design for East Colonial Boulevard
After completion of Colonial Promenade the city of Orlando adopted the concrete pavers and other elements of the shopping center's design for the East Colonial Boulevard corridor.