Butler Plaza
Butler Plaza is a large retail complex located in southwest Gainesville, Florida. It is the largest power center in Florida and among the largest in the southeast United States. Built on the site of Stengel Airport, which closed in 1971, the shopping center currently consists of three major sections, East, Central, and West, with plans to build a northern section that will double its size. The complex is named for the late Clark Butler, who developed the area in the 1990s. It is sometimes nicknamed The Miracle Mile and Restaurant Row (due to the number of restaurants) and is bordered by 34th Street to the east, Interstate 75 to the west, and Archer Road to the south. Anchor stores include Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and two Publix supermarkets. In addition to attracting customers from Gainesville and the near-by University of Florida, Butler Plaza also attracts customers from outside Alachua County.

Butler Plaza East
Butler Plaza East is anchored by Lowe's, Wal-Mart, and Publix. A 14 screen Regal Cinemas movie theater is located on the northern side of the complex. A large retail space adjacent to Publix has remained mostly vacant since the supermarket relocated into its present location in 1999. Also near Publix is a Gainesville Regional Transit System bus stop, which serves as the terminus for several RTS routes. Other tenants include
  • Compass Bank
  • CVS/pharmacy
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Olive Garden
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • McAlister's Deli


Butler Plaza Central
Butler Plaza Central is located directly adjacent to Butler Plaza East and is anchored by a Best Buy and several other medium-sized retailers Other tenants include
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • OfficeMax
  • Michaels
  • PetSmart and Butler Plaza Animal Hospital
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • AT&T Wireless


Butler Plaza West
Butler Plaza West is the western-most section of the complex and is separated from Butler Plaza Central by 37th Blvd. This section is anchored by a Target and a second Publix supermarket (formerly an Albertsons until 2008) Other tenants include
  • Pacific Sunwear
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Old Navy
  • Rack Room Shoes
  • Gainesville Ale House


Northern Expansion
Clark Butler originally envisioned expanding the shopping center to the north into 160 acres (0.65 km 2) of vacant land, formerly occupied by a trailer park. These plans called for an additional 1,200,000 square feet (111,000 m 2) of retail space, 400 hotel rooms, and 200,000 square feet (19,000 m 2) of office space. . Although Butler died in 2008, the Butler family still plans to pursue the expansion.