Bel Air Mall is a super-regional shopping mall, located in Mobile, Alabama. Opening hours are 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 5.30pm on Sundays although some department store hours may vary. The mall has a total retail area of 1,334,000 square feet and is the oldest continuously operating enclosed super-regional mall in Alabama, serving as one of the primary retail venues for the west Mobile shopping district located at the vicinity of Airport Boulevard and Interstate 65.
The mall opened in 1967 and was designed by the architecture firm of Herbert H. Johnson Associates of Washington, DC and has been renovated three times since. It is owned by the global real estate firm Jones Lang LasSalle and has over eight million visitors per year. Bel Air Mall has the largest concentration of shopping under one roof within a 70 mile radius.
Anchored by five department stores, Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Target the mall features over 130 national retailers. Dillard's and Sears are at the north end of the shopping center, whilst Target, Belk and JCPenney are grouped together at the other end. Of the other stores many are clothing and shoe stores with women's apparel available at places such as Aeropostale, Belk, Gap, Foot Locker and Victoria' Secret.
There are plenty of stores with men's apparel and also children's stores such as The Disney Store, Strasburg Children, Children's Place and Journeys Kidz. Bath, Health and Beauty products and services can be purchased from a number of shops including Bath & Body Works, Claire's Boutique, GNC and Perfect Nails. There are several jewelers as well like Gold Center, Kay Jewelers and Zales.
Entertainment and electronics are featured at stores such as AT&T, Cyberstation, Game Stop, T-Mobile and Wireless World. There are a number of specialty stores like Chic Wigs, Customer Creations and Hat Shack. Cards, gifts and books can be found at stores such as Books-A-Million, Hallmark and Tinder Box.
There are a number of areas for visitors to find food at the mall including snacks, drinks or sit down meals. Starbucks can be found just outside the mall as well as inside, whilst drinks and snacks can also be found at places such as Great American Cookies and Joe Muggs Coffee, which is in the Books-A-Million store. Traditional American favorites like McDonalds feature here too, as well as the Santa Fe Grill dining area, which is lodged in between Belk and Target.
At the front entrance is a 23 foot Venetian carousel, whilst the customer service desk is located in front of Buckle and staff is available to help visitors find what they need. Lost and found is situated at the customer service center as well as a fax and copier service, stroller rental and a wheelchair service. There are 3 ATMs situated at the front entrance, customer service and Belk fountain, whilst there is also a security service on hand with video monitoring employed throughout the center.