Pier Park adds Nike, Crocs, Runway Collection and More

by November 7, 2008 • 6 comments

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is pleased to announce several specialty shops scheduled to open before the holidays at Pier Park, the 900,000-square-foot retail and entertainment lifestyle center located on 93 acres that covers land from Front Beach Road (at the City Pier) to the heavily traveled Highway 98 (Back Beach Road) in Panama City Beach. Simon Property Group is the country’s largest owner, developer and manager of high-quality retail real estate.

Retailers scheduled to debut in time for holiday shopping include the following:

  • Aqua Gallery
  • AT&T
  • Crocs
  • Emerald Coast Mirror Maze
  • Nike
  • Polka-dots, toys and gifts
  • Runway Collection

Aqua Gallery offers an eclectic mix of gifts based on works of art. The store will carry prints, books, carpets, electronics and more. Aqua Gallery is scheduled to open in the Boardwalk area in early November.

AT&T is the nation’s largest wireless company and the premier telecommunications company in the world. With the largest digital wireless voice and data network in the country, exclusive devices like the iPhone, unlimited calling to the largest Mobile to Mobile calling community and advantages like Rollover Minutes, AT&T helps connect people to their worlds wherever they live and work. AT&T is scheduled to open at Pier Park during the first week of December.

Crocs, Inc. is a rapidly growing designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear for men, women and children under the Crocs brand. Crocs is committed to making a lightweight, comfortable, slip-resistant, fashionable and functional shoe, which can be produced quickly and at an affordable price to customers. Crocs shoes are sold in more than 100 countries and come in a wide array of colors and styles. Crocs is scheduled to open at Pier Park during the first week of December.

Emerald Coast Mirror Maze and Laser Craze
are scheduled to open at Pier Park in late November. This is a family activity that challenges both the young and “young at heart” at Pier Park. Mirror Maze is exclusive to Pier Park in Florida and one of only four in the Southeast. Along with getting lost in the labyrinth of mirrored passages and dead ends within the mirror maze, the visitors to Emerald Coast Mirror Maze can experience the thrill of traversing the Laser Craze, a corridor of laser beams crisscrossing in a black room. Emerald Coast Mirror Maze will make your visit to Pier Park a memorable one for years to come.

The Nike swoosh is recognized and respected worldwide and will debut at Pier Park in mid-November. Nike, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Nike is dedicated to developing products that help athletes of every level of ability reach their potential.

Polka-dots, toys and gifts, opened on the boardwalk on October 17. Owners Deb and Gary Pruitt choose products for Polka-dots that they feel will be remembered for a lifetime–products that promote creativity and imagination and toys that make learning an adventure. You won’t find this unique selection of European and American-made toys anywhere else. Polka-dots also offers gifts, featuring items such as wine accessories, French soaps, soy candles, music, gourmet foods, cookbooks, seasonal items and much more. There is sure to be something for everyone on your list this holiday season.

Runway Collection
is a men’s and women’s fashion boutique which offers high-end designer options in a range of prices. Runway Collection is scheduled to open in the Boardwalk area at Pier Park in late November.

Pier Park, which boasts eight anchors and more than 100 retailers currently open, is continuously expanding to offer the Emerald Coast and tourists a more enhanced shopping experience.

“We’re very pleased to see the mix of stores and entertainment options growing at Pier Park,” said Felicia Cook, director of mall marketing at Pier Park. “The arrival of retailers that are exclusive to the market, such as Mirror Maze, and retailers who already have presence, such as Polka-dots, further validate Pier Park as the premier shopping destination in the Southeast.”

Cook also noted that more store and restaurant openings will be announced in the next few months.

Total List of Stores currently open in Pier Park include the following:


  • Borders
  • Dillard’s
  • JCPenney
  • Margaritaville
  • Old Navy
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Target
  • The Grand 16 Theatres

Specialty Shops

  • A.M. Cafe Accessories On The Boardwalk
  • Aeropostale
  • Alltel Wireless
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ann Taylor Loft
  • As Seen On TV & More
  • Ava Blue Boutique
  • Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
  • Baja Grille
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Beach Scene
  • BeBo’z
  • Bellies & Babies
  • Blender Clothing, a fusion boutique
  • Bootleg Barbeque
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Caché
  • Camille’s Sidewalk Café
  • Candy Maker
  • Carlyle & Co.
  • Carter’s Clothing
  • Chico’s
  • Claire’s
  • Coldwater Creek
  • Cost Cutters
  • Counts Oakes Resort Properties
  • Déjà vu
  • Del Sol
  • Emerald Coast Photography
  • Fish Tales
  • Five Guys Famous Hamburgers & Fries
  • Footprints Coastal Decor
  • GameStop
  • GNC
  • Great American Cookies \ PretzelMaker
  • Guglielmo’s Italian Restaurant
  • Hana Japan
  • Hofbrau Beer Garden
  • Hollister Co.
  • Jake at the Beach (Life is Good)
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Journeys
  • Justice
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream
  • Lane Bryant/Cacique
  • Lids
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Marble Slab Creamery
  • Massage Envy
  • Maurices
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio
  • Mermaid Trading Co.
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Nails So Happy
  • New York & Company
  • No Regrets Stationery and Gifts
  • Olive Garden
  • PacSun
  • Paint’n Place
  • Panera Bread
  • Paradise Found
  • Payless ShoesSource
  • Peace Frogs
  • Perfumania
  • Polka-dots, toys and gifts
  • Popcorn Kingdom
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Red Brick Pizza
  • Reggae J’s Island Grill
  • Regions Bank
  • Rocky’s South Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts
  • Smoothie King
  • Solace Day Spa & Salon
  • Southern Waters Outfitters
  • Starbucks
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Sunglass World
  • Sunsights by Solstice
  • Tatoe Tots
  • The Eye Gallery
  • The Walking Company
  • Tilly’s
  • Tootsies Orchid Lounge
  • Trader Tom’s
  • Tran Fashion
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Unique Boutique by Irene & Co.
  • Verizon
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Yankee Candle
  • Zales

About Pier Park
Located in the heart of Panama City Beach, Pier Park is destined to become the region’s premier shopping address.  Developed by Simon Property Group and comprising nearly 900,000 square feet, the open-air regional lifestyle center is anchored by Borders, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Old Navy, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Target and The Grand 16 Theatres. Pier Park is also comprised of fashion and specialty retailers, including exciting new-to-market choices such as Ann Taylor Loft, Caché, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Hollister Co., Jos. A. Bank, Lane Bryant and Ulta Beauty. In addition, the center embraces many unique dining options such as Hofbrau Beer Garden, Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Bootleg Barbeque, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Reggae J’s Island Grill, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and many more. Shoppers can also enjoy movies at The Grand 16 Theatres, which features stadium seating, digital sound, advance ticketing over the Internet, three concession areas, a specialty café and game room. For more information about Pier Park, please visit www.simon.com

About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest public U.S. real estate company. Simon is a fully integrated real estate company which operates from five retail real estate platforms: regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers®, The Mills®, community/lifestyle centers and international properties. It currently owns or has an interest in 385 properties comprising 262 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. Simon Property Group, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.simon.com

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1 sarah walker November 7, 2008 at 9:11 pm

This place is amazing. They’re homemade fudge is a million times better than Kilwin’s. They had several different flavors when I went in, and their toys are out of this world. I will definitely be doing the majoriy of my christmas shopping for my children here! Thanks Polkadots!


2 Lisa November 11, 2008 at 10:44 am

Every few months I inquire AGAIN about Fresh Market! Does anyone know when construction is going to begin AND when they are now saying they will open???? I’m concerned they have “backed out”….. do we know the facts?


3 Jason Koertge November 11, 2008 at 11:45 am

Lisa, I responded to this question the last time you asked: http://pcbdaily.com/?p=646#comment-4624

The answer: I just called Fresh Market Corporate and was told that they are still planning on coming to Pier Park, they are just trying to iron out some details with Simon. They said that they are planning on opening in April.


4 Lisa November 11, 2008 at 5:26 pm

THANK YOU ! I can’t wait!


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