Shopping options for all tastes, from major department stores to smart boutiques, can be found in Brevard County.
The Avenue Viera
A 415,000- square-foot, open-air development off Lake Andrew Drive, west of Interstate 95 in Viera, includes Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Books-A-Million, Old Navy, Rave Motion Pictures, The Melting Pot, World Market, a Green Market farmer’s market every Tuesday and more. Viera Market Place includes Kohl’s, Office Depot and Sports Authority. South of The Avenue are the Shoppes of Lake Andrew, a Wal-Mart Supercenter and a Super Target.
Just north of Hibiscus Boulevard is a renovated shopping area built in 1959. The landscaped strip center on Babcock’s east side is known as the Melbourne Shopping Center, which includes Big Lots, Publix, several discount apparel outlets, restaurants and small shops. A Sears store and several fast-food, ethnic and sit-down restaurants also operate there.
In the downtown area, just north of the Minutemen Causeway and between Orlando and Atlantic avenues, lies Cottage Row military houses from the 1940s and ’50s that have been converted into quaint shops, salons and restaurants. Near State Roads 520 and A1A is a tourist landmark, Ron Jon Surf Shop, the 24-hour icon of surf wear and beach attire.
Cocoa Leisure Services: 321-639-3500
Historic Village Association: 321-631-9075
This historic area in downtown Cocoa is tree-lined and cozy with several independent venues specializing in gift items, arts and crafts, galleries, gourmet foods, metaphysical books, antiques and clothing. The village also includes restaurants from casual to upscale and bars featuring music. It is the scene of popular arts and crafts shows, which take place the first weekend of March and December and the third weekend of October and May. The area also includes an amphitheater, fishing on the Indian River, an interactive fountain, historic homes, churches and state headquarters for the Florida Historical Society. The Civic Center, Riverfront Park and Porcher House are among intimate settings that can be rented for weddings, parties, conferences and meetings.
Titusville’s newest retail development is on State Road 405, just south of State Road 50. Consisting of more than 200,000 square feet of retail space, the marketplace is anchored by Target. Other stores include Kay Jewelers, Marshalls, PetCo and Merle Norman.
The Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, on the riverfront east of U.S.1and north of the Eau Gallie Causeway to south of Parkway Drive, is home to art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, a bakery and restaurants. 1st Fridays – a farmers market meets block party happens every 1st Friday of the month – exhibiting artists and music in Eau Gallie Square, Shops, Galleries and Museums stay open late! 5:30-8:30pm on Highland Ave.
This beachside extension of U.S.192 in Indialantic is lined with restaurants and specialty shops, including a Starbucks coffee shop and a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream store.
Although the Marketplace at1396 Babcock St. primarily is an office and professional complex, the facility includes some retail stores.
The 460,000 square-foot shopping center off Palm Bay Road near Interstate 95 inWest Melbourne is the county’s newest. It has 28 stores, including Ulta Beauty, Michael’s Crafts, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kohl’s, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, H. H. Gregg, Marshall’sand Target.
Historic Downtown Melbourne
The area along New Haven and Strawbridge Avenues is home to specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. This area features art festivals & street parties monthly! Call Melbourne Main Street at 321-724-1741;
Indian Harbour Beach
Three large shopping centers vie for attention along east Eau Gallie Causeway. You’ll find familiar names, such as Coastal Home by Bealls, Publix an Wal-Mart, in addition to specialty shops and restaurants.
The mall on U.S. 192 is anchored by Dillard’s North and South, Macy’s, JC Penney and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Lining the mall are specialty shops, kiosks and a food court. Home centers, furniture stores and discount stores line the route from U.S.1 to Interstate 95. They include Target, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Ross, Pier1Imports, Best Buy, Petsmart, Sports Authority and Sam’s Club.
Merritt Square Mall
More than 100 stores are enclosed on State Road 520. It is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears and JC Penney, and includes a large movie theater. Surrounding the Mall and along SR 520 are shopping centers featuring stores like Pier 1 Imports, Barnes & Nobel and numerous national chain restaurants, local merchants, auto parts retailers, drug stores & major retailers like Publix, Aldi & Target line the route of Courtenay Pkwy. / SR 3 between SR 520 & SR 528 in Merritt Island.
Miracle City Mall
JC Penney anchors this Titusville mall that also is home to GNC and Dave’s Hot Dog Stand.
Palm Bay West Regional Shopping Center
This strip mall covers 265,000 square feet at Minton and Malabar roads. Anchors and other stores include Winn-Dixie, Bealls, Ace Hardware and Tuesday Morning.
Satellite Beach has a shopping plaza with specialty shops and consumer service businesses and the only movie theater among the south beach cities.
This Titusville mall contains Sears and a variety of specialty shops and services, as well as Titusville’s only movie theater.
Space Coast Frontenac Flea Market
Hundreds of stalls with used, discounted and new items and produce, 5605 N. U.S.1, Frontenac, south of Port St. John. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Renninger’s Flea and Farmer’s Market
Renninger’s Flea & Farmer’s Market has been a part of Brevard County since 1987. Our market is the largest flea market on the Space Coast with open air booths & air-conditioned specialty shops. There are always great deals to be found among our vast amount of permanent & weekend vendors! Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Interstate 95 at exit183, West Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne.
The area offers arts and crafts shops, clothing and consignment shops, flower and gift shops and a number of restaurants. A few blocks south of downtown on U.S.1are specialized stores, including antiques.