Huntsville's most popular shopping destination is Madison Square. Over 13 million shoppers a year have visited Madison Square Mall. Madison Square offers fashion, fun and food for everyone with four department stores, over 120 stores and eateries and 12 theater screens. Madison Square has the names you won't find anywhere else in town: The Children’s Place, Thomas Kinkade, PacSun and Motherhood Maternity to name only a few.
Madison Square Mall is Huntsville, Alabama's largest enclosed shopping center, encompassing over 932,452 sq ft (86,627.6 m2). It is also now the oldest extant enclosed shopping mall in the city. Anchored by JCPenney, Dillard's, Sears, and Belk, the mall is located on the corner of University Dr. (U.S. 72) and Research Park Blvd.
Madison Square Mall opened on August 1st, 1984 with anchors JCPenney, Parisian, Castner Knott, Pizitz, and a Sears which had relocated from Heart of Huntsville Mall. Junior anchors included Yielding and Blach's. Over time, some of the anchors have had changes. Blach's was closed by 1987 and its space is now filled by The Limited and Victoria's Secret. Pizitz was acquired by Jackson, Mississippi-based McRae's in 1988 and was renamed as such until McRae's was bought out by Charlotte, North Carolina-based Belk Inc. Castner Knott was acquired in 1998 by Dillard's, and Yielding closed their Madison Square Mall location in about 1993. For the next 10 years the space was used by Castner Knott/Dillard's as space for their menswear. Until 2008, Steve & Barry's used the space. In 2007, when Belk purchased Parisian, Belk moved its store from the former McRae's parcel to the much larger former Parisian parcel and renovated it to fit the Belk model. The former McRae's remains vacant.
In addition to the in-line stores, several other businesses are located at the Madison Square site, including a Holiday Inn hotel, Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Steak n Shake restaurants, and a Regal Cinemas theater.
Madison Square Mall has been renovated twice since its opening, in 1994 and again in 2006.
Madison Square Mall is owned by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc..