I am back and happy 2011 to all of my readers.
This is a tour of Humble Texas; a northeast Houston suburb of around 20,000 residents, but has a customer base of over 200,000 in the nearby communities. I have featured the largest most significant centers around the city, so some of the smaller centers did not make the cut.
We begin this tour from the Northeast corner of Humble. Toys R Us has been here since the early 1980's. This location was once very far away from the retail development in Humble, but the development has surrounded this store in the past seventeen years.
Deerbrook Marketplace; Best Buy, Office Max, Marshall's, Shoe Carnival, Sports Authority, Old Navy, Bed Bath, and Beyond, Petsmart, Kirklands, Pier One Imports, and Bel Furniture anchor this massive development. Former anchors Oshman Superstore, and a crafts anchor (Bel location).
Deerbrook Corner anchored by Ashley Furniture, Souper Salad, and Chili's. Formerly anchored by Finger Furniture and Sound Warehouse.
I do not know the name of this small shopping center, but Academy was once the anchor here. Academy will be moving into their third different Humble location soon.
Former Tweeter store
Southeast Humble starts with Deerbrook Crossing anchored by Office Depot, Panchos Buffet, Petco, Chuck E Cheese, and Brick House. Former anchors, K-Mart, Chair King, Hasta La Pasta Restaurant, HEB, Michaels, Randalls and AMC 8 theaters.
Bender Square Shopping Center Big Lots, Dollar General, CVS, Humble Bingo, Cafe East, and Sherlock's Pub anchors. Former anchors Weiners, Macfrugals, Michaels, Eckerds, 84 Lumber.
Southwest Humble starts with Humblewood Shopping Center. Kroger, Walgreens, Conn's, DSW shoes, Michaels, Mattress Firm, Blockbuster, Starbucks, Kinko's, Christian Family Stores, Cici's Pizza, and Party City anchor this center. Former anchors Wyatt's Cafeteria, and Target.
West and Northwest Humble begins with Robert's Carpet formerly Circuit City.
Chair King Furniture (formerly Petsmart)with the old Circuit City sign standing in front of the Robert's carpet.
Super Target and Kohls
Former K-mart Supercenter; now being re-purposed as Academy and Burlington Coat Factory (Not shown; now 50% complete).
The commons at Deerbrook center; Movie Tavern, Olive Garden, and Black Eye Pea are the anchors. Formerly anchored by Marshall's, General Cinemas.
Sam's Club and a flooring store; formerly Wal-mart pre-supercenter.
Deerbrook Plaza Shopping Center; Academy, Half Price Books, Rent A Center, Ross, Tuesday Morning, Fallas Parades, Outback, Dollar Tree, and Wings and More. Former anchor stores Fiesta Market, Blockbuster Music, Bookstop, Children's Palace, TJ Maxx, and Mobile One.
Wide view of Deerbrook Mall; I will do a full post on this mall in the near future. Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, JCPenney, AMC theaters, Palais Royal, and Home Decor anchors. Former anchors Foley's, Mervyn's, Steve and Barry's.