The Mall of Acadiana is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. The mall is an enclosed mall that was opened in 1979 and is owned by CBL & Associates Properties. The mall has over 990,000 square feet of retail area with four large department stores, over 120 specialty stores and a large 460 seat food court.
The mall was originally named Acadiana Mall until it was sold. The look of the mall is an intimate French Quarter style with brick pavers, gas lamps and the signs are not backlit. Over time the entrance where the food court is has become the main entrance of the mall even though there is an official Front Entrance.
The cinemas in the mall opened in 1979 and were operated by General Cinema Corporation. In 1995 a modern Carmike Cinema opened in the outparcel section of the mall. Minor renovations were carried out at the mall in the early 1990's and a major renovation was completed in 2004.
A customer service centre is located in the mall to assist retailers and visitors to the mall and is located in the Center Court. The customer service center offers stroller rental, complimentary wheelchairs, event information, CBL Malls gift cards, American Express Gift cards, security assistance and escorts and Employment opportunity information. Restrooms are located in the Food Court and near JC Penney's. ATM's are also located in the mall.
The large department stores in the mall are Dillard's, JC Penney, Macy's and Sears. The smaller retail stores within the mall are Abercrombie & Fitch, Al's Formal Wear, Ann Taylor, Bath & Body Works, Baby Gap, Build A Bear and Coldwater Creek.
Food specialty stores and tenants of the food court include Chick-Fil-A, Dippin' Dots, McDonald's, Quizno's Subs, Sbarro the Italian Eatery, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Candy Craze, Great American Cookie Co and Cinnamonster.
A walking program takes place within the mall for general health, regular exercise and general interaction. The mall is opened at 7am everyday to accommodate the Mall Walking program. This program is suitable for all ages as it is held in a climate controlled environment and it is a safe place to walk.
Several events are held at the mall throughout the year. These include Santa's arrival and the opportunity for children to have their photograph taken with St Nick. Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and other Christmas events are also held in the mall. The mall is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Seasonal sales and promotions are also held throughout the year.