The Oaks Mall
The Oaks mall is situated west on Newberry Road in Gainsville, Florida. The Oaks mall covers an area of 901,000 square feet. There are almost 140 specialty stores and services in the Oaks. The mall has a food court and 5 restaurants. The Oaks mall is anchored by sears, Macy’s, JC Penney, Buil-a-Bear Workshop, Gap, Hallmark Cards, and Gamestop. Other notable stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Bath & Body Works, The Children's Place, Hollister Co., Victoria's Secret, and Yankee Candle Co. Parking is free at this mall. There is no covered parking at this mall There are no valet parking services available. The mall is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
In May 2007 there has been a very large theft in 2 jewelry stores at the Oaks mall. The mall has one floor and is fully enclosed. The mall is extremely popular among teenagers and college students who come here very often from the university nearby (University of Florida UF). The mall is extremely family-friendly as it offers a children’s play area, a family restroom, a nursing lounge and stroller rental. Also, there is a preferred family parking lot.