Malls and Centers
Columbia Place - Northeast Columbia’s mall is the largest mall in the area. Over 100 stores and eateries, an 8-screen movie theater, Columbia Place is located on the corner of Two Notch Road and Parklane Road. Easily reached from I-77 or I-20.
Columbiana Centre - Northwest Columbia residents are served by this large shopping mall anchored by four department stores. The mall is located at the Harbison exit 102 off I-26.
Dutch Square Mall - All roads lead to Dutch Square, South Carolina’s first and favorite mall. Centrally located at I-26, I-20 and I-126, this mall features Belk and Burlington Coat Factory, department stores, over 40 specialty stores and a 14-screen movie theater. Services available at Customer Service include Gift Certificates starting at $10, good at all stores, Gift Wrapping, Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals, and more. Take the Bush River Road exit off I-26 or the Broad River Road exit off I-20.
Richland Mall -Richland Mall features Belk, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, TGI Friday's and Regal Cinemas. Richland Mall is centrally located right in the heart of Columbia, at the corner of Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard.
Trenholm Plaza - Columbia’s original shopping center located at Forest Drive & Trenholm Road. Fresh Market and Publix grocery stores, Stein Mart, Books-A-Million, specialty shops and dining.
Village at Sandhill - The Village is the perfect mix of living, shopping, dining, and entertainment! With its charming streetscapes, town center and distinctive architecture, you’ll find over 300 acres of dining and shopping galore! Anchor stores include Academy Sports and Outdoors, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Belk, JC Penney and Books a Million. Also, Sandhill Stadium 16 Regal Cinema is onsite.
You’ll find Target, WalMart, Best Buy and other large commercial retailers in the following areas:
Lexington: US Highway 378 (Sunset Blvd) and US Highway 1 (Augusta Hwy)
Northwest: Harbison Boulevard
Northeast: Two Notch Road
Southeast: Garners Ferry Road
Northwest: Harbison Blvd.
Five Points - Near the University of South Carolina, the Five Points area is home to many unique retail shops as well as restaurants and clubs. This area’s stores appeal to the young crowd with places to buy hip clothing, art, gourmet foods and wines and jewelry. Take Gervais Street or Blossom Street to Harden Street.
Devine Street - Upscale shops line Devine Street in the Shandon neighborhood on the east side of Columbia beyond Five Points. Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind retailers offering unique apparel and accessories for men, women and children as well as items for the home like furniture, stained glass, lamps, china and flatware.
Downtown City Center - Shopping is making a comeback to the heart of the capital city. Gift shops, an outdoor store, art galleries and specialty stores are restoring old storefronts and bringing life back to downtown. Streetscaping adds to the appeal of Main Street.
Historic Congaree Vista - An eclectic mix of businesses line Gervais Street and its side streets, near the heart of the city. Here you’ll find galleries, lots of restaurants, nightclubs and shops offering American crafts, antiques, and more.
Downtown Lexington - Main Street in downtown Lexington features unique retailers including a fine men’s clothier, sewing notions shop, ladie’s shop, jewelry, and decorative fabrics. Down the road a few blocks, shoppers can find a quilt shop, book store and art gallery inside the Old Mill.
Antiques hunting in Greater Columbia brings shoppers to a good collection of antique malls and shops for a unique shopping experience. Your finds may include University of South Carolina memorabilia (the school’s been around for over 200 years), souvenirs postcards of old Columbia (we’ve been the capital city since 1792), silver antique furniture and decor featuring our state flag’s palmetto tree and crescent moon. Columbia area antique stores are legendary for delivering one remarkable surprise after another. As one of our country’s original colonies, South Carolina’s past runs long and deep and many artifacts have been saved to preserve the past. Things once passed down and considered heirlooms, end up in estate sales when families lose interest or when no heirs exist.
City Market Antiques Mall is located on Gervais Street in the Congaree Vista. This sprawling antiques mall features a wide variety of quality dealers specializing in art glass, pottery, china, vintage toys, old advertising, books, prints, estate jewelry, furniture and collectables of every kind. The buildings housing the mall are of particular interest. It is believed that the older of the buildings was built before the Civil War, although no recoreds exist regarding its construction. This may be the result of the Civil War when courthouse records were destroyed in a fire brought on by Sherman’s March in 1865. The newer of the buildings was built around 1870 as a cotton warehouse. Here farmers from the Upstate’s cotton fields brought their product to market, where it was eventually loaded into rail cars and shipped to Charleston. There it was placed on ships sailing to England, where the cotton was used in the spinning mills in Lancashire in the 1800’s.