The Square (formerly known as Rosemary Square and CityPlace) is an upscale lifestyle center in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, located on South Rosemary Avenue. Considered a New Urbanist mixed-use development, The Square is designed with Mediterranean and Venetian elements. The 600,000-square-foot (56,000 m2) center contains more than 60 restaurants and stores, as well as rental apartments, condos, and offices.
The property opened in October 2000 and was credited for West Palm Beach’s urban renaissance. Prior to The Square’s development, the area was notorious for crime, poverty, and vacant and dilapidated businesses and houses.
AMC Parisian 20 and IMAX, LA Fitness and Publix are the center’s anchors. Macy’s was an additional anchor until it closed in 2017. Cheesecake Factory, Sloan’s Ice Cream, and Starbucks are popular hotspots. In addition to shopping, dining, and cinema, the center is now a hub for West Palm Beach’s entertainment scene complementing establishments located nearby on Clematis Street.
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts are located within walking distance to The Square, as is the Palm Beach County Convention Center. An early-century trolleybus circles downtown between The Square and Clematis Street providing transportation for residents and visitors.