Barton Creek Square is the main indoor mall of the Austin metro area. The mall is located to the southwest of downtown Austin off of the Mopac expressway and the south capital of Texas highway. This mall has benefited from the demise of nearby Northcross and Highland Malls in the last decade as it has emerged as a retail powerhouse. (Check out my article May 22, 2011 for the most recent update on Highland Mall). Most of the retail competition is to the north and northwest of the mall, so this center is poised for success for years to come.
I did not get a photo of the main entrance, but I did get the updated directional sign to the anchors.
Dillards Mens Store
The food court has a cool blue effect with the lighting over the tops of the food outlets.
Macy's is very similar to the Macy's that just closed at Highland Mall in Austin.
Dillards Mens store
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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.
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.
This lonely entrance puts you just outside of the malls Target entrance.
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
The large court near Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and JCPenney.
The mall entrance to Target.