Sunday, January 10, 2010

Vintage Houston Sears #2

This is the vintage Sears location at 4000 North Shepherd Drive; just north of Interstate 610 in Houston. The sign is vintage 1950's- 1960's but I am not sure of the exact age of this store. This store is just a regular Sears store on the inside with not many vintage features still left intact. I did not visit the inside of the store on this visit to take pictures, sorry. This location has a separate auto center just like the other vintage store, and there is a small old school Sears keyshop located in the back of the parking lot that is still operational. This is the location that I talked about in my previous post that would be a good option to refill the empty Macy's anchor at the nearby Northwest Mall.

1 comment:

  1. Better to redevelop the area around the North Shepherd Sears with new stores moved over from Northwest Mall. It's a great location with a lot of charm and character.

    Northwest Mall, like Sharpstown; has outlived it's useful lifespan and it's time to either completely tear it down or remove large chunks of it and try a concept that will work. Unfortunately, large indoor malls are difficult to rehabilitate because they are one big structure.

    I know a lot of mall afficionados cringe when they see some of the old classics re-done into open air "lifestyle centers". But if that's what it takes to keep them successful retail centers, then I'm all for it. The "keep it a mall at all costs" philosophy is just plain silly.