Almeda Mall has come back in a big way. Macy's and Burlington are now open and the mall was much busier today than I have seen it for a while. Great news for this once declining area of Houston.
Macy's has re opened and the store has been completely rebuilt. The new design is very similar to the Macy's at Deerbrook Mall that was re built after Hurricane Ike. Macy's invested a ton of money into this store, so they intend to stay.
Burlington is now open; the layout of the store is very strange. They took up a little more than 1/2 of the first floor of the old JCPenney and they only re opened one exit door facing I-45. They also only opened up half of the old entrance to leave room for another store to take the remaining space available in the old building. I am very surprised that Burlington did not take all of the space available like they did in Sharpstown Mall.
This is a photo of the corridor outside of Burlington. Steve and Barry's was located on the left of this picture.
Burlington only took up a little more than a quarter of the old JCPenney building. Here is a labelscar from the former catalog entrance.
As a bonus.
The boards have been removed from the old Circuit City and the lights are on again. There are no signs advertising the new development yet.