When it comes to finding some unique outlet shopping in Alabama, the Boaz Plaza Center is a favorite choice among shoppers. Located at 214 S. McClesky Street in Boaz, Alabama it provides residents and visitors to the area some good brand names to select from. For anyone who doesn’t mind a trek of about 50 miles outside of Huntsville, Alabama this is probably some of the best shopping around.
For anyone who isn’t yet familiar with outlet shopping, the discount deals you can find make it hard to even consider shopping full retail again. The Boaz Plaza Center has become a sort of Mecca for shoppers because there are actually five outlet malls located here for plenty of outlet shopping.
Among the shopping options there are more than 100 stores, and walking to the different parts of the mall is easy. Just be sure to remember where you parked your car so you can unload all your purchases between stores. It all started with just one store, Vanity Fair, back in 1982. Now there is not only plenty of shopping, but also eateries and other unique offerings.
Some of the shopping from brand names you’ll find include:
- Gap Outlet
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Polo / Ralph Lauren
- RUE 21
- Dress Barn Woman
- And that’s just a start
As for places to grab a bite to eat, it depends on the type of food you want and which area of the complex you stop at. Some examples of what to expect though include:
- Mill Street Deli
- Waffle House
- Dale’s BBQ
- Ryan’s Family Steakhouse
- Guthrie’s Chicken
- Pasquale’s Restaurant
- And much, much more
In addition to the shopping and eating, there are some other attractions in the Boaz Plaza Center that draws customers in, such as:
- The Unclaimed Baggage Center – The concept first developed in 1970, but the Boaz location opened in 2004. Shoppers can be assured to never find the same thing twice and never really know what to expect. The contents are as the name implies, stocked from unclaimed baggage that is mostly clothing but also includes sporting goods, technology, jewelry and other unusual specialty items.
- Boaz 9 Movie Theater – For anyone who wants to make a day out of it for the entire family (or just take a break from shopping) the outlet center includes a movie theater. Find the latest blockbusters available and end your day or break it up with that movie you have been waiting to see.
- More Family Fun – You can also plan a trip around your outlet shopping at Boaz because the center also includes mini golf and Thunder Alley Bowling Alley. There’s shopping and eating for the entire family, plus plenty of other things for the family to see and do together.
Other Things to Know
Of course before starting shopping here, or any outlet mall for that matter, make sure you stop by the mall office first. There are usually great coupon books you can get for free or purchase for a nominal amount, and you can see great savings from it. At Boaz Plaza Center you may also have the chance to earn a free gift from all the receipts you acquire from your purchases for the day.
Boaz Plaza Center has gained quite a reputation and nationwide attention, which means certain times of the year you can expect a bit of a crowd. You should also plan your trip to take at least a full day, if not more than one. Anyone looking to find the best deals possible from shopping will want to take advantage of everything this outlet center has to offer, as well as make at least a full day trip out of the event.