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The Best Shopping in Brevard County
Dated: January 31 2019
Brevard County has some of the best shopping in the state, a wide variety of well-known retailers and soon to be local favorites. It doesn’t matter what you are shopping for – fashion, electronics, sporting goods, swimwear, shoes, jewelry, décor, tools, or uniquely Florida wares – you can find them all among these great shopping venues on the Space Coast.
If you want to shop indoors, out of the heat or rainy weather, Melbourne Square and Merritt Square are the malls for you. At Melbourne Square, you’ll find classic anchors in Dillard’s, Macy’s and JCPenney. Of course, Melbourne Square recently underwent a multi-million-dollar revitalization which promises exception new amenities with beautiful porcelain tile floors and seating areas. In addition, a brand new children play area was added filled with playground fun, interactive games, and a library full of kid’s books to enjoy. Melbourne Square also boasts 125 specialty stores and eateries including Coach, Express, and White House/Black Market.
On Merritt Island, you find Merritt Square with more than 100 shops and restaurants including anchors Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, and the Cobb Merritt Square Movie Theatre. Inside you’ll find well-liked eateries like Outback Steak House, Ruby Tuesday, and more, plus retail favorites like Zumies, Victoria’s Secret, Champs, Journeys, and Game Stop.
If outdoors and open-air is more your style, you’ll want to stop and shop at The Avenue Viera, Hammock Landing, and the Brevard Farmer’s Market. The Avenue Viera is the newest shopping venue in Viera and promises a laid-back Florida feel with water features and tropical foliage amid specialty shops, retail stores, unique eateries, and a Carmike Cinema movie theatre. You’ll find anchors like Belk, Kohl’s, and World Market here along with upscale shops like Charlotte Russe and Ecco. When its time for a bite, you can enjoy well-known favorites like the Melting Pot and Bonefish Grill or try a local joint like Pizza Gallery.
Hammock Landing offers up a number of shopping destinations like Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Rue 21, Hibbett Sports, Ulta, Michael’s, and more. Here in West Melbourne, you’ll also find all your restaurant favorites like Buffalo Wild Wings, Longhorn, Panera, and Five Guys.
If you want something a little different, check out the Brevard Farmer’s Market. Here you’ll find lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown and delicious, along with retail specialties offered by local vendors. Other local farmer’s market venues include Rockledge, Titusville, Eau Gallie, Downtown Melbourne, and Cocoa Beach, each with its own unique, fun, and eclectic shopping style.
Finally, if you love the unique feel and the bustle of downtown shopping, Brevard has a few great shopping spots for you to explore. Historic Cocoa Village is a restoration beauty which features a number of boutique shops, including antiques, jewelers, apparel, and home furnishings, as well as delicious local restaurants.
Downtown Melbourne promises trendy fashion boutiques, antique shopping, specialty shops, beach wares, art galleries, and delightful restaurants, outdoor cafes, pubs, and coffee shops to leisurely explore. Wide-open sidewalks make Downtown Melbourne a great place for a stroll with your furry canine friends too. Downtown Titusville is another not-to-be-missed historic downtown packed full of arts and crafts, as well as gift shops and delicious restaurants to try.
The Eau Gallie Arts District is home to the well-known Foosaner Art Museum, along with a number of art galleries, studios, and specialty shops perfect for a relaxed meandering Florida afternoon.
As you can see, Brevard County is home to the best shopping venues on the Space Coast, from classic indoor malls to trendy open-air shopping to bustling eclectic downtown areas. Where will you begin your Brevard County shopping adventure?
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