Katy Mills is the newest enclosed mall in the Houston metro area (opened in 1999). It is one of the largest malls in Houston, and the mall is loaded with many outlet stores as well as traditional mall stores. The mall is located in Katy a suburb 30 miles west from the center of Houston. The mall was built before most of the development in that area and was designed to be a tourist destination. Since the mall opened; the area around the mall has seen significant development. The Mills company was taken over by Simon, but the mall has seen little change since the mall opened. The mall is booming in most areas, but there are a few sections of the mall where spaces have sat empty for a while. Many of the Mills malls were built too big for their trade area which has led to these areas of empty space in several of the Mills malls including Katy. Katy Mills does not have any traditional anchors for the center and has mostly discount or big box anchors. The anchors are Outdoor World, Marshalls, Neiman Marcus Clearance, Saks off 5th Clearance, Books A Million, AMC 20, Bed Bath and Beyond, Burlington, Sun and Ski Sports, and Old Navy. Steve and Barry's and Circuit City were anchors that have since closed.
The AMC 20 anchor
Some night shots of the exterior of the mall.
The mall maps
The food court is the size of a football field, but currently only a handful of restaurants are open.
The FYE was one of the largest I have been to and opened under a different name. This whole section of the mall was themed for entertainment but only an arcade and cinema are left. There were several entertainment businesses in this section of the mall when it opened.
The wing of the movie theater is covered in rotating pattern neon lighting; at night it looks really cool.
This anchor was most recently a Steve and Barrys
A few of the different designs found in the mall on the backside of the mall near Bed Bath and Beyond.
Sun & Ski Sports anchor
Burlington Coat Anchor
Outdoor world anchor
More of the designs near the Bed Bath and Beyond anchor.
This is the kind of photo that dead malls will put up over a closed store, Katy Mills is very much alive though. We are back in the entertainment section of the mall here.
More designs; this is leading towards the Rainforest Cafe.
This is the wing between Outdoor World and Sun & Ski Sports.
More from the Outdoor World Wing.
Just past the Outdoor World Wing; this is the fashion wing with most designer labels located here.
Books a Million anchor
Just past the food court where most of the designer shoe stores are.
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