Acadiana Mall

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Acadiana Mall
Location Lafayette, Louisiana
Address 5725 Johnston Street
Opening date March 28, 1979
Developer Robert B. Aikens & Associates
Owner CBL & Associates
No. of stores and services 100+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 994,162 square feet (92,360.7 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1

Acadiana Mall, called the Mall of Acadiana for a time, is an enclosed regional shopping mall in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, and is located at the intersection of Johnston Street (U.S. Route 167) and Ambassador Caffery Parkway (Louisiana Highway 3073). It opened in 1979 and was developed by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, and is now owned by CBL & Associates Properties. Today, Acadiana Mall houses four department store anchors (Macy's, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Dillard's). Sears has recently closed leaving its site vacant.

J. C. Penney built in 1990 on the site of a closed Selber Brothers,[2] while Dillard's was formerly D. H. Holmes. The Macy's store opened as Goudchaux's/Maison Blanche, and was sold to Parsian in 1998.[3] Parisian became Foley's in 2001[4][5] before converting again to Macy's.

The mall received a minor facelift in the early 1990s and a major renovation in 2004, bringing in a more contemporary look. On February 21, 2013, the mall changed its name back to Acadiana Mall.[6]

Hurricane Katrina[edit]

In 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the mall became the assembly-point and staging area for what became known as the Cajun Navy, which was credited with rescuing thousands of flood victims.[7]


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Coordinates: 30°10′17″N 92°04′33″W / 30.171306°N 92.075708°W / 30.171306; -92.075708