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For those who prefer doing their holiday shopping at brick-and-mortar shopping centers, the Daytona Beach area has plenty to choose from, ranging from traditional enclosed malls to big-box “power centers” and open-air “lifestyle” centers.
Here are 10 recommendations of shopping centers worth checking out, whether you’re a newcomer to the area or a longtime local resident who hasn’t visited them in a while:
1. Volusia Mall
Offering 1.1 million square feet of retail space, this traditional enclosed mall at 1700 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach is by far the largest shopping center in the Volusia-Flagler area. Built in 1974, Volusia Mall offers more than 90 specialty stores as well as a J.C. Penney department store and three (that’s right, three!) Dillard’s department stores. It also offers a “restaurant row” of mostly standalone eateries outside the mall along West International Speedway Boulevard.
Other tenants include H&M, Books-A-Million, American Eagle Outfitters, Vans, Victoria’s Secret and the longtime locally owned Mr. Dunderbak’s Deli & Restaurant.
During the holidays, the mall also offers kids a chance to visit “Santa” in the center court area.
2. Tanger Outlets
Located along the east side of Interstate 95, just south of the I-95/LPGA Boulevard interchange, the 350,000-square-foot Tanger Outlets mall in Daytona Beach offers 78 outlet stores as well as a handful of eateries.
Tenants include H&M, Nike Factory Store, Under Armour Factory House, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet and Columbia Factory Store. Tanger Outlets opened in November 2016 and served as a catalyst for the tremendous surge in new homes, apartments and commercial development projects the LPGA area has seen since then.
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3. Tomoka Town Center
Located next to Tanger Outlets, Tomoka Town Center is a “lifestyle retail power center” that offers more than a half-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 furniture retail chain’s largest, as well as two planned new eateries: Ford’s Garage, an antique car-themed restaurant, 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.
Tomoka Town Center is at 1401 Cornerstone Blvd., Daytona Beach, next to the northbound off-ramp for the Interstate 95/LPGA Boulevard interchange.
4. One Daytona/Shoppes at One Daytona
This retail/dining/entertainment complex across the street from Daytona International Speedway is actually two adjoining 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 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues and was created to complement the Speedway as a year-round attraction for both locals as well as visiting race fans and tourists.
Next door is the Shoppes at One Daytona, a 70,000-square-foot retail center originally known as Volusia Pointe that stands on 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.
Combined, the two centers are home to more than 40 businesses, including Bass Pro Shops, Guitar Center, the 12-screen CMX Cinemas Daytona movie theater, P.F. Chang’s, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and First Watch as well as several other eateries and smaller shops.
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 live music performances and special events such as car shows are held.
5. The Pavilion at Port Orange
Built in 2010, The Pavilion at Port Orange is an open-air lifestyle shopping center 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 combined Marshalls/HomeGoods 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 retail complex at 298 S. Nova Road, just a couple blocks north of West Granada Boulevard, in Ormond Beach. It has been extensively renovated in recent years and today offers more than 135,000 square feet of retail space and nearly 40 stores. It is anchored by a Publix supermarket and includes an array of restaurants, boutique shops and other businesses including salons and fitness centers.
Tenants include Talbots, Chico’s, LOFT, White House/Black Market, Jos. A. Bank, and a combination Lucy’s Gift Boutique/Hallmark store. Its dining establishments include SoNapa Grille, Burntwood Tavern, and Pacific Asian Bistro.
7. Bellair Plaza
Built in 1960, Bellair Plaza is a Publix-anchored shopping center located at 2405-2679 N. Atlantic Ave. on Daytona Beach’s beachside. Tenants include the new Big Tuna’s Beach Bar & Grill restaurant, Marshalls, Bealls and Bealls Outlet stores, Five Below, Pet Supermarket, Walgreens and Dollar Tree.
8. Ocean Walk Shoppes
Constructed in 2001, Ocean Walk Shoppes at 250 N. Atlantic Ave. is a three-story retail/dining/entertainment complex in the heart of Daytona Beach’s beachside entertainment zone. It is sandwiched between the 744-room Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, the largest hotel in the Volusia-Flagler area, and a Wyndham timeshare resort. It is also next to the historic Bandshell which hosts free concerts on weekends during the summer and is connected via a pedestrian overpass to the Ocean Center parking garage on the other side of 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 the Mai Tai Bar and several small shops, including Maui Nix, Sunglass Hut and Rocket Fizz.
Up until March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shutdown of much of the local economy, Ocean Walk Shoppes was also home to a 10-screen movie theater along with an in-house pizzeria. South Florida-based Satellite Cinemas wound up never reopening its Daytona Beach location and has since closed its other theaters in the Sunshine State as well, according to Richard Wakeel, managing director for Ocean Walk Shoppes.
Wakeel said he hopes to find a new use for the five-story, 50,000-square-foot movie theater space, but said the theater’s closure has not had a significant impact on the center’s other tenants.
9. International Speedway Square
Located at 2500 W. International Speedway Boulevard, just east of the Interstate 95/State Road 92 interchange, International Speedway Square is a big-box retail power center that opened in 1999 and offers more than 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 restaurant offerings include BJ’s Restaurant/Brewhouse, Chili’s and Longhorn Steakhouse.
10. Sunshine Plaza
Built in 1971, the Sunshine Plaza at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona started out as a traditional enclosed mall. In recent years, it has morphed into a quirky one-of-a-kind gathering place for race car and ice skating enthusiasts, as well as people looking to renew their driver’s license.
Anchored by a Publix supermarket as well as an All Aboard Storage Center, Sunshine Plaza’s other tenants 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 a Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Sunshine Plaza was sold Sept. 30 for $10.5 million by its longtime owner Andy Clark of All Aboard Properties to an Alpharetta, Georgia-based company, according to Volusia County property records. The new owner is a company called Octave Holdings & Investments.