intersection of McFarland Blvd and Veterans' Memorial Parkway in Tuscaloosa, the busiest in the city. Owned and managed by Montgomery-based Aronov Realty, the mall opened in 1980. Anchor stores of the 733,254 sq ft (68,121.5 m2)
The newly-renovated University Mall is located near the University of Alabama and nearby thriving manufacturing facilities including JVC electronics and the new Mercedes-Benz plant.
Anchor stores of the 733,254 sq ft (68,121.5 m2) enclosed mall include J.C. Penney (99,450 sq ft (9,239 m2)), Sears (105,000 sq ft (9,800 m2)), Belk Women (82,222 sq ft (7,638.7 m2)) and Belk Men, Home & Kids (90,174 sq ft (8,377.4 m2)).  The only outlier properties on mall premises are branches of Regions Bank and Cadence Bank.
University Mall is located in one of Tuscaloosa's retail areas. Nearby retail properties include free-standing SuperTarget and Home Depot stores, McFarland Plaza (formerly known as Bama Mall), an open-air mall anchored by Stein Mart and Old Navy, and many free-standing restaurants and shops. Across McFarland Blvd., the new Midtown "lifestyle center" was recently developed. In addition to condos, the development is anchored by Barnes & Noble.