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Parking Information

The most convenient parking location in relation to The Mercantile is the Clinton Row Parking Garage, located across the street from the venue. The rate for parking is $2 from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Event rate applies for major events.

Various parking meters and lots are also available to the public in downtown Huntsville. Meters are enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meters are not enforced on City of Huntsville’s recognized holidays.

For the Downtown Huntsville Parking Map, click here.

FAQ's

Where are we located?

115 Clinton Ave E Huntsville, AL 35801

When are we open?

8 am - 5 pm
Please call us at (256) 907-1917

Is there seating for the concerts?

Some concerts will be standing, others will be seated, and some will even be a mix of the two between the main floor and the mezzanine. In general, the Merc does not make a decision on whether a concert will be standing room only or seated - the VIP Lounge will always have comfy chairs, couches, and seating areas should you decide to make the upgrade!

Can I smoke at The Mercantile?

The Mercantile is a non-smoking venue; designated outdoor smoking areas will be clearly marked.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

As long as the show is not sold out in advance, you can purchase tickets at the door.

What type of beverages do we offer?

Please stay connected on social media and our website as drink menus will be announced.

How do I reserve the VIP lounge?

Everyone must purchase a general admission ticket for a concert; for most shows, the Merc will send a follow up email with instructions on how to upgrade to a VIP Lounge ticket. For booking the *entire* VIP Lounge for a concert, please send an email to events@mercantileHSV.com.

Are there any age restrictions to get into the venue?

Most concerts will be 18+ with a surcharges for attendees under the age of 21; however, some shows will be 21+ only and others will be All Ages.

History

In 1927, Huntsville native James Mason commissioned local architect Edgar Lee Love to build the Mason Building at present-day 115 East Clinton Avenue. The building, with nearly a century of history, has been home to businesses such as Sears, Mason’s Furniture, Crossroads Music Hall, and U.G. White Mercantile. The Mercantile is proud to be part of Huntsville’s rich history and exciting future as we breathe new life into the downtown entertainment scene.

The Mercantile is located at 115 East Clinton Avenue, an iconic Huntsville landmark with nearly a century of history.

In 1927, Huntsville native and owner of Mason’s Furniture, James Mason commissioned local architect Edgar Lee Love to build the Mason Building at present-day 115 East Clinton Avenue. The original plan was to lease out the space as an investment property to a variety of tenants as a five-story building.

Two years later, the building was completed as a two-story space, and Sears became the first tenant in 1929. However, the space was not occupied for long as the Great Depression caused the company to close up shop and leave the city. Mason’s Furniture became the next tenant of the Mason Building for nearly five decades.

In 2007, Crossroads Music Hall moved into the historic space, offering many years of live music and entertainment to fans. By 2016, Athens-based U.G. White Mercantile launched its second location and became the next tenant of the Mason Building until 2018.

The Mercantile is proud to be part of Huntsville’s rich history and exciting future as we breathe new life into the downtown entertainment scene.

Where To Stay?

Huntsville offers a variety of hotel experiences for your stay in Rocket City. The AC Hotel and Embassey Suites are located downtown close to Big Spring Park. These hotels have a 5 minute walk to our venue.

The Westin and Element are located at Bridge Street Town Centre, an outdoor shopping mall, where you can easily access shops, restaurants and bars. This would be a 12 minute drive to the venue.