|Address||1700 W. New Haven Avenue|
|Developer||Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||703,000 square feet|
|No. of floors||1|
The mall was built on what had formerly been an orange grove.
The first store to open at Melbourne Square in 1982 was Ivey's, with J. C. Penney and Jordan Marsh as the other two anchors at the time. Expansions in 1986 added a new wing to the mall, featuring Belk-Lindsey and Burdines.
Belk moved to The Avenue in Viera in 2004. The former Belk building was torn down in 2006 for Dick's Sporting Goods and Circuit City, the latter of which went out of business in 2009. The former Circuit City became LA Fitness in 2014  and H&M joined the same year.
The Mall annually hosts the Hanukkah parade in front of the mall in association with the Jewish federation of Brevard and Treasure coast.
On January 17, 2015, one person was killed and one was wounded in a shooting inside the mall food court before the gunman José Garcia Rodriguez committed suicide. The event was evidently a domestic dispute.
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