Bel Air Mall is the oldest continuously operating enclosed super-regional mall in Alabama. This mall is one of the main retail places for the west Mobile shopping district located not far from the Airport Boulevard and Interstate 65.
Mall's anchor stores: Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Target. The mall also includes more than 130 stores and restaurants.
The mall would become Colonial Mall Bel Air in 2000, following Colonial Properties acquisition of the mall in 1998. It would then revert back to Bel Air Mall in 2007. Following the sale of 38 Parisian stores to Belk in August 2006, the Parisian store at Bel Air Mall was rebranded as a Belk store in September 2007.
Fashion retailer Forever 21 opened a 26,000-square-foot XXI Forever store in the former Woolworth's location In November 2008. Most recently, Foot Locker's opened several niche-oriented shoe store formats.