Just outside of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana is the Oakwood Center Mall. It is anchored by Sears, Dillard's, and JC Penney. Oakwood Center has something for every member of the family with more than three hundred and sixty thousand square feet of retail space. There are more than one hundred stores and kiosks with merchandise for sale. The address of Oakwood Center is 197 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, LA 70056.
Services at the mall include: ATM's, copy and fax services, family restrooms, mall gift cards, notary public, a nursing lounge, great seating areas to rest in, stroller rentals and wheel chair rentals. Oakwood Center has the Shop Etc. gift card. It is valid at all participating retailers or restaurants in the mall and anywhere that American Express is accepted. The funds on this gift card will never expire so it gives the shoppers great flexibility. There are no monthly fees and the denominations can be between twenty and five hundred dollars. Buying the cards can be accomplished by using American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards. Personal checks and cash won't be accepted as a form of payment for mall gift cards. They can be purchased at the Mall Management Office which is in the Sears wing by EyeMasters.
The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Restaurants in the mall include: Chick-fil-A, New Orleans Original Daiquiris, Philly's Steakhouse, Famous Wok, Scooters, Smoothie King, Subway and Luciano's Pizzeria. The only food in Zone A is the Great American Coolie Company; however, the Caf, du Monde is expected to open soon.
Stores in the mall are: Accessories 2 Go, KB's Notarial Services, Inc., Aeropostale, Kids Foot Locker, Aldo, Lady Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, Lids, AT&T Mobility, The Avenue, Men's Wearhouse and Tux, Bakers, Motherhood Maternity, Bank of Louisiana, Mr. Goldman, Bath and Body Works, N.Y. & Co., Best Image, New In Style, Blush, Browz `N Lashez, New Pro Cell, News and More, Candles Connection, Nouveau, Champs, NYS, Charlotte Russe, Oakwood Nails and Spa, Old Navy, Claire's, Payless Shoe Source, Perfume Outlet, Discount Connections, Dollar Tree, Radio Shack, Ebony's Lace Wigs, Regis Salons, Elite Too, Scooters, EyeMasters, Fame, Shoe MGK, Finish Line, Silver Connection, Foot Action, Foot Locker, Solar Whitening, Forever 21, Sprint/Nextel, Game Stop, General Nutrition Center, The Children's Place, Gold Factory, The Shoe Dept., Gordon's Jewelers, T-Mobile, Torrid, iSupply, Treasures, It's A Wrap, Underground Station, Verizon, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Victoria's Secret, Journeys, Wet Seal, Kay Jewelers, and Zale's Jewelers.
Hotels that are in the area of Oakwood Center include Clarion Inn in Gretna; they offer complimentary breakfast. They also have coffeemakers, alarm clocks, refrigerators, free wireless internet service, cable TV with free HBO, queen beds, a fitness center and ample parking.
The Holiday Inn in Gretna has views of the Mississippi River and New Orleans. It has free high speed internet, refrigerators, and 32 inch flat screen TV. Two other hotels that are close to Oakwood Center are the La Quinta Inn and Americas Best Value Inn.