The Mall of Acadiana is located at the intersection of Johnston Street and Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
It opened in 1979 and was developed by Robert B. Aikens & Associates, and is now owned by CBL & Associates Properties. Today, the Mall houses four anchors (Macy's, Sears, Dillard's, J.C. Penney), and over 120 stores, and 460-seat food court.
The original look of the mall had an intimate, "French Quarter" type feel, with brick pavers, gas lamps, wrought iron, and no backlit signs. Although the front entrance of the mall faces Johnston Street, many people over time have found it easier to access the property via Ambassador Caffery Parkway. As a result, most mall customers consider the food court to be the front entrance.
The mall received a major renovation in 2004, bringing in a more contemporary look, this time the mall's name changed from Acadiana Mall to The Mall of Acadiana.