Selma mall opened in 1971 on the northern outskirts of the city. The bar bell shaped center was bookended by Sears to the east and Britt's to the west. Later, a little anchor shuffling left McRae's to the east and JCPenney to the west. Later on, McRae's would become Belk and JCPenney closed.
The mall mirrors Selma's status as the fastest shrinking city in Alabama. Though Belk holds on, it seems inevitable that this old place will one day meet the fate of most other mall town indoor shopping malls.