Mall of the Mainland in Texas City has been acquired by Boxer Properties the same company that is bringing Plazamericas Mall (formerly Sharpstown Mall) back to life. Redevelopment of this mall will be much more challenging because of the close proximity to new retail developments in nearby Dickinson and Baybrook Mall a few miles north. The mall can succeed if they can attract big box retail in the former JCPenney space and possibly a mercado, medical or office space in the former Dillard's. Since half of the anchors on one side of the mall are closed and only a small handful of stores are still open on that half of the mall; the mall can also be reduced in size to better accommodate a new development. The remaining stores can be consolidated and the wing demolished with a new mini anchor or hotel attached to the demolished wing of the mall.
Affordable Furniture (Sears is to the right of this entrance not pictured)
JCPenney closed in 2006
Dillard's closed in 2008 from Hurricane Ike damage.
A couple of shots of the food court; you can see the blue and pink neon lighting that is all throughout the mall; my son got into this picture.
Here are some of the closed storefronts within the mall. A Sam Goody, Dollar Store, Waldenbooks, and Zales are pictured here.
This is the inside of the JCPenney that closed here in 2006 through the mall entrance glass. A new store opened a couple of miles north around two years after this location closed.