Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Central Mall Port Arthur Texas

Central Mall is located at the edge of Port Arthur Texas at the corner of highway 69 and highway 365. Port Arthur is a working class city of around 50,000. Port Arthur has a University of Lamar Campus near downtown. Although downtown has many abandoned mid rise buildings and not much else; the city has many booming refineries and job growth. Central Mall is managed by the same company as the Highland Mall in Austin featured below. Central Mall was heavily damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005, but has rebounded and is better than before. Central Mall has successfully added big box names to fill empty spaces and has many of the name brand stores of big city malls.

This is the entrance to the food court or the small cluster of restaurants in the mall.
Dillards was nearly completely rebuilt after the Hurricane damaged the anchor severely. The entrance is the only part that is original.
Bed Bath and Beyond takes up a large section of the mall that was once dead space.

The entrance to what was Formally Hobby Lobby before Hurricane Rita. This small anchor is hidden behind the mall and it is the only large piece of empty space in the mall.
A partial view of the former Hobby Lobby and Central Cinema 10.

The Central 10 Cinemas

This lonely entrance puts you just outside of the malls Target entrance.

Target was added in the mid 2000's to the mall.

This is one half of the food court. The other half has a Jasons deli and an Asian restaurant.

Dillards has two mall entrances; this entrance is right across from Bealls
This Dillards entrance is near the food court.
The mall entrance to Bealls
Near the food court and Sears wing.
The Sears entrance.

The large court near Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and JCPenney.

The JCPenney sports the old school mirrored glass entrance.
The middle of the mall.

The mall entrance to Target.
Looking towards the midsection of the mall from the Shoe Dept.
Bed Bath and Beyond takes a huge amount of space.

The Shoe Dept was a Steve and Barry's and Old Navy before.

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