For those who prefer to do their holiday shopping In brick-and-mortar malls, the Daytona Beach area has plenty to choose from, ranging from traditional closed-end malls to big box “food centers” and outdoor “lifestyle” centers.
Here are 10 shopping center recommendations worth checking out, whether you’re a newcomer to the area or a longtime resident who hasn’t visited them in a while:
1. Volusia Shopping Center
Offering 1.1 million square feet of retail space, this traditional gated mall located at 1700 W. International Speedway Blvd. to Daytona Beach is by far the largest shopping center in the Volusia-Flagler district. Built in 1974, Volusia Mall offers over 90 specialty stores as well as a JC Penney department store and three (that’s right, three!) Dillard’s department stores. It also offers a “restaurant row” of mostly self-contained restaurants outside of the mall along West International Speedway Boulevard.
Other tenants include H&M, Books-A-Million, American Eagle Outfitters, Vans, Victoria’s Secret, and Mr. Dunderbak’s Deli & Restaurant, a long-time local property.
During the holidays, the shopping center also offers children the chance to visit “Santa Claus” in the center court area.
2. Tangier points of sale
Located along the east side of Interstate 95, just south of the I-95 / LPGA Boulevard interchange, the 350,000 square foot Tangier points of sale The Daytona Beach Mall has 78 outlet stores as well as a handful of restaurants.
Tenants include H&M, Nike Factory Store, Under Armor Factory House, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet, and Columbia Factory Store. Tanger Outlets opened in November 2016 and has served as a catalyst for the tremendous increase in the number of new homes, apartments and business development projects the LPGA region has seen since then.
Last Minute Vacation Buyers Beware:Your gift might not arrive on time this year
3. Tomoka city center
Located next to Tanger Outlets, Tomoka City Center is a “lifestyle distribution center” that provides over half a million square feet of retail stores and restaurants. It welcomed its first tenants in 2018 and is still adding more.
Currently under construction is a new 55,400 square foot Rooms-To-Go store that will be one of the largest in the furniture chain, along with two new restaurants planned: Ford’s Garage, a car-themed restaurant. old, and Miller’s Ale House.
Other tenants include Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble, Academy Sports, Bealls Home Centric, Burlington, and Dave & Buster’s. It is also adjacent to a Sam’s Club membership warehouse store.
Downtown Tomoka is located at 1401 Cornerstone Blvd., Daytona Beach, off the northbound exit ramp of the Interstate 95 / LPGA Boulevard interchange.
4. One Daytona / Shoppes at One Daytona
This shopping / restaurant / entertainment complex across from Daytona International Speedway are actually two adjacent centers both owned by NASCAR.
One Daytona at 1 Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach, welcomed its first tenants in late 2016 and early 2017. It offers 300,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment venues and was created to complement the Speedway as a attraction all year round for the two inhabitants. as well as racing fans and visiting tourists.
Next door is the Shoppes at One Daytona, a 70,000 square foot shopping mall originally known as Volusia Pointe which sits at the corner of West International Speedway and Bill France boulevards and was built in 1984. NASCAR renovated and renamed the center to become an extension of One Daytona.
Together, the two centers are home to more than 40 businesses, including Bass Pro Shops, Guitar Center, 12-screen CMX Cinemas Daytona, PF Chang’s, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and First Watch as well as several other restaurants and small stores.
One Daytona is also home to two hotels: a Marriott Autograph Collection resort called The Daytona and a Fairfield Inn & Suites, as well as two luxury apartment complexes. It also offers Victory Circle, an open-air plaza where concerts and special events like car shows take place.
5. The Pavilion of Port Orange
Built in 2010, The Pavilion of Port Orange is an outdoor shopping center located at 5501 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port-Orange. It offers nearly 400,000 square feet of retail stores and restaurants as well as a 14-screen Regal Cinemas movie theater.
It also offers an outdoor plaza that hosts a local farmers market on Saturday mornings.
Tenants include a Belk department store, a Marshalls / HomeGoods combo store, Petco, Five Below, and a number of restaurants including Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Panda Express, Malibu Beach Grill, and San Diego Grill.
6. The Trails Shopping Center
Built in 1978, The Trails Shopping Center is a Mediterranean-themed shopping complex located at 298 S. Nova Road, a few blocks north of West Granada Boulevard, in Ormond Beach. It has been extensively renovated in recent years and today offers over 135,000 square feet of retail space and nearly 40 stores. It is anchored by a Publix supermarket and includes an array of restaurants, shops, and other businesses including salons and fitness centers.
Tenants include Talbots, Chico’s, LOFT, White House / Black Market, Jos. A. Bank and a Lucy’s Gift Boutique / Hallmark store combination. Its dining establishments include the SoNapa Grille, the Burntwood Tavern and the Pacific Asian Bistro.
7. Place Bellair
Built in 1960, Bellair Square is a shopping mall anchored in Publix located at 2405-2679 N. Atlantic Ave. on the beach at Daytona Beach. Tenants include the new Big Tuna’s Beach Bar & Grill restaurant, Marshalls, Bealls and Bealls Outlet, Five Below, Pet Supermarket, Walgreens and Dollar Tree stores.
8. Ocean Walk Shops
Built in 2001, Ocean Walk Stores at 250 N. Atlantic Ave. is a three story shopping / restaurant / entertainment complex in the heart of Daytona Beach’s oceanfront entertainment district. It’s sandwiched between the 744-room Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the largest hotel in the Volusia-Flagler area, and a time-share Wyndham resort. It’s also next to the historic Bandshell which hosts free weekend concerts during the summer and is connected via a pedestrian overpass to the Ocean Center parking lot across the A1A.
Ocean Walk Shoppes offers 110,000 square feet of retail space. Its restaurants include Sloppy Joe’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Johnny Rockets, Kerr’s Wing House, and Better Taste Jamaican Restaurant as well as Mai Tai Bar and several small boutiques, including Maui Nix, Sunglass Hut, and Rocket Fizz.
Until March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the local economy, Ocean Walk Shoppes also housed a 10-screen movie theater as well as an in-house pizzeria. According to Richard Wakeel, general manager of Ocean Walk Shoppes, South Florida-based Satellite Cinemas has never reopened its Daytona Beach location and has since closed its other theaters in the Sunshine State.
Wakeel said he hoped to find a new use for the five-story, 50,000-square-foot cinema space, but said the cinema’s closure had not had a significant impact on other tenants in the center.
9. Place of the international circuit
Located at 2500 W. International Speedway Boulevard, just east of the Interstate 95 / State Road 92 interchange, International circuit square is a large-box shopping center that opened in 1999 and offers over 230,000 square feet of stores and restaurants.
Tenants include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Staples, Men’s Wearhouse, and Total Wine & More. Its dining offerings include BJ’s Restaurant / Brewhouse, Chili’s and Longhorn Steakhouse.
10. Place of the sun
Built in 1971, the Sun Square at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona started out as a traditional closed mall. Over the past few years, it has grown into a unique and original gathering place for racing car and ice skating enthusiasts, as well as those wishing to renew their driver’s licenses.
Anchored by a Publix supermarket as well as an All Aboard storage facility, other tenants at Sunshine Plaza include a Zeno’s Taffy candy factory, the Living Legends of Auto Racing museum, Daytona Ice Arena, Perrine’s Produce, Elevate Church, several restaurants and an automotive department. Vehicle office.
Sunshine Plaza was sold on September 30 for $ 10.5 million by longtime owner Andy Clark of All Aboard Properties to a company based in Alpharetta, Ga., According to Volusia County real estate records. The new owner is a company called Octave Holdings & Investments.