One of the most popular shopping destinations in the state, and servicing over 7 million customers each and every year, Southgate Mall is currently the largest enclosed regional shopping center of its kind in all of Western Montana. Consisting of over 100 different stores, Southgate offers its patrons a unique, convenient, and complete shopping experience by providing a large selection of vendors to choose from that range from large chain department stores to specialty shops and locations that offer wares from local merchants.
Shopping enthusiasts flock to Southgate Mall from all over Montana and surrounding areas to take advantage of the incredible variety offered in tandem with Montana's lack of sales tax. Large chain department stores that have locations within the center include Herberger's, JCPenney's, Sears, and Dillard's. Southgate Mall also includes locations for many other popular chain establishments such as American Eagle, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, and Bath & Body Works. The mall also makes a savings book available on demand that contains coupons and information on all the current mall specials and has a gift card program offering cards good at every establishment within the shopping center.
Southgate Mall is also well-known within the state of Montana for offering mall goers more than just varied shopping at a variety of different shops. There is a wide variety of different eateries available within the mall facility for the convenience of shoppers that range from snack vendors like The Pretzel Place, to fast food chains like Subway and Dairy Queen, to sit-down family dining at restaurants like Red Robin. Southgate Mall also features seasonal kiosks that showcase a vast selection of different goods and services as well, many featuring the goods of local vendors, artists, and merchants.
Southgate Mall is also known for the events and special programs it hosts as well. These events include such happenings as blood drives and free cholesterol screenings, crafts and creative activities for the enrichment of children, special mall-wide savings days, and programs like Mallwalkers - a group for adults that centers around the improvement of general health through the act of regular walking that has been around for 20-plus years. More information about any or all of Southgate Malls upcoming special events is readily available on their website, or alternatively at the Guest Services Center within the mall itself.
Mall amenities included for the convenience of the customer also cover many bases. These include stroller rentals and a diaper and medicine supply for mall patrons with small children and babies, as well as a loan service that supplies shoppers with scooters or wheelchairs on demand. A tour bus check-in service, a bus pass vendor, and relevant information on tourism, are available for the convenience of temporary visitors to the area. Other features included within the mall for the convenience of the customers include ATM machines, a lost and found department, establishments where Montana lottery tickets can be purchased, and a facility where faxes or copies can be made.