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See the Southwest Freeway take shape at Sharpstown 60 years ago

January 3, 2020 |

April 23, 1965: "I've broken a lot of ground with this," cracked comedian Bob Hope at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Houston Music Theatre to be erected at Fondren and Southwest Freeway in Sharpstown.

Remember these Northline Mall stores from Houston's past?

November 29, 2019 |

By J.R. Gonzales, Staff Writer As shoppers jam area stores this holiday season, memories sometimes wander back to when many of us crowded Houston-area shopping centers for sales. Some malls, like Baybrook, the ...

Woodlands Mall adds new restaurants; keeps pace with shifting shopping trends

April 11, 2019 |

By Jeff Forward, Staff writer In an era of online shopping and the closures of big box and chain stores across the nation, malls have faced challenging times. However, at The Woodlands Mall, on-site Senior ...

Galleria mall announces three new tenants

April 4, 2019 |

Paul Takahashi A Barcelona bridal shop and a handmade cosmetics store are some of the new-to-Houston retailers coming to the Galleria mall. Owner Simon Property Group announced it recently signed three tenants: ...

When malls were the place to be: A nostalgic look at some of Houston's iconic shopping centers

March 19, 2019 |

Marcy de Luna, Houston Chronicle Although shopping malls dominated the youth culture of Generation X, they are increasingly falling out of favor with today's buyers. In Houston, the list of defunct malls ...

Remember Joske's? A look back at Houston's department stores

January 16, 2019 |

Abe Battelstein_14517569.JPG September 1961: Bob Sussman, 13, is given a guided tour of the new Battelstein's Sharpstown store by his grandfather, Abe M.

Old Houston department stores

January 3, 2019 |

Abe Battelstein_14517569.JPG September 1961: Bob Sussman, 13, is given a guided tour of the new Battelstein's Sharpstown store by his grandfather, Abe M.

Houston real estate developers acquire former Sharpstown mall

December 20, 2018 |

By Nancy Sarnoff, Staff writer PlazAmericas, the former Sharpstown shopping center that has struggled to find its footing as regional malls have fallen out of shoppers' favor, has a new owner that wants to turn ...

Sharpstown HS invites every student ever to 50th homecoming

October 17, 2018 |

April 23, 1965: "I've broken a lot of ground with this," cracked comedian Bob Hope at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Houston Music Theatre to be erected at Fondren and Southwest Freeway in Sharpstown.

Old photos of Sharpstown tell short stories about the neighborhood

May 9, 2018 |

April 23, 1965: "I've broken a lot of ground with this," cracked comedian Bob Hope at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Houston Music Theatre to be erected at Fondren and Southwest Freeway in Sharpstown.

Photos of Sharpstown in the 1950s-1980s

May 9, 2018 |

April 23, 1965: "I've broken a lot of ground with this," cracked comedian Bob Hope at groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Houston Music Theatre to be erected at Fondren and Southwest Freeway in Sharpstown.

Katy Mills, an 'economic engine' for the westside community, getting an interior refresh

March 8, 2018 |

By Mike Glenn Katy Mills Mall is getting a fresh coat of paint. A top to bottom renovation of the two-decade-old shopping mall is scheduled to begin at the end of April and wrap up by year's end. The upgrades ...

See what some of Houston's favorite malls looked like when they opened

November 20, 2017 |

Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle This weekend many Houstonians will no doubt find themselves at one of the many area malls and shopping centers on the hunt for holiday deals. It's the American way to while away ...

Amazon could breathe new life into America's abandoned malls

October 10, 2017 |

John-Henry Perera, Houston Chronicle Amazon may have found an opportunity for America's long-since abandoned shopping malls, The Motley Fool reports. The Internet retail giant's "Fulfillment by Amazon" program ...

Northwest Mall to close most stores

March 14, 2017 |

Katherine Blunt Northwest Mall will close 45 of its 50 stores by the end of the month, the Houston Business Journal reported. The March 31 closing will affect all stores inside the mall. Stores and venues with ...

Houston's biggest malls through the years

August 12, 2016 |

The Galleria was the template for years to come in the industry Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle The Galleria opened in 1970 with three stories and 600,000 square feet of shopping. Over the years many additions ...

Houston's biggest malls through the years

August 12, 2016 |

The Galleria was the template for years to come in the industry Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle Click through the slideshow above to see what the Galleria and other area shopping malls looked like when they ...

Houston malls through the years

August 12, 2016 |

Abe Battelstein_14517569.JPG 09/1961 - Bob Sussman, left, (13) is given a guided tour of the new Battelstein's Sharpstown store by his grandfather, Abe M.

Houston malls through the years

August 12, 2016 |

Abe Battelstein_14517569.JPG September, 1961 - Bob Sussman, left, (13) is given a guided tour of the new Battelstein's Sharpstown store by his grandfather, Abe M.

Looking back to 1996: Downtown retail landmark closes shop

April 16, 2016

Bob Sussman, owner of Fairfield Center Jewelers, told the Fairfield Citizen in 2013 that the former 75,000-square-foot department store was "the anchor store in Fairfield Center," and said the Manasevit family, ...

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