Welcome to Northwest Mall
Northwest Mall is located on I-610 and Hempstead road in northwest Houston. Opened in the 1960's with Foley's and JcPenney as anchors. This mall and Almeda Mall were built at the same time with nearly identical floor plans. The opening anchors were the same at both mall's as well. This mall is in a depressed area of Houston and there are too many nearby malls to take away business. Memorial City and The Galleria are about 10 minutes away without traffic. Northwest Mall currently has about 75% of the in-line space filled; even without any large anchors. I first visited this mall in 1999 before the JCPenney's closed and this mall was very busy. The JCPenney had not been updated for many years and was in poor condition prior to the closing. Hurricane Ike damaged that store in 2008 and Macy's still has not decided if they want to re-open the store. On our visit May 4, 2009 the mall did not have many customers. The food court area is doing well and the whole corridor to Macy's is nearly full, but the lack of shoppers that afternoon concerned me. If Macy's or a replacement does not reopen; this mall will be in trouble. Palais Royal is the only junior anchor open at Northwest Mall.
JCPenney closed since 2001
Macy's closed since Hurricane Ike in 2008. The signs on the door read "Macy's Northwest temporarily closed". The signs are still up, but the store may not reopen.