Saturday, September 8, 2012

Goodbye Macys at the Mall of the Mainland in Texas City

I had a chance to visit this store in February of 2012 as the store was being closed. This was one of five Macy's stores closed to start 2012. The Macy's closing announcement came in the middle of a busy January for the mall. On January 5 the Macy's closing was announced, and on January 9 the mall was damaged in a heavy rainstorm with the Sears getting clipped by a tornado, the food court flooded out, and a part of the wall near the former Tilt collapsed. The mall was quickly cleaned and reopened after the storm. This is the third anchor to close at the Mall of the Mainland. JCPenney closed in 2005 and Dillard's closed in 2008. Currently the bank owned mall is for sale and is listed by Jones Lang LaSalle representing the lender. A new outlet mall is opening in October only two miles away from the Mall of the Mainland and will bring many new outlet stores to the area.

The Macy's was a converted Foley's that was added onto the mall in 1994. The store was in really good condition and was only slightly modified when Macy's took over.

This is the first level looking towards the middle of the store.
Near the middle of the store facing the main outside entrance to the store.

Second level childrens department.
Second level Men's department.

Second level The Cellar and glassware department.

Second level bedding, bath, and home decor department.

The Men's department again.

Luggage near the Men's department.

Back to the first level Ladies department.
Facing the mall entrance to the store near the main entrance.
Facing the mall entrance from the middle of the store.


  1. Here are two articles about what is currently going on at the Mall of the Mainland as the Tanger/ Simon Outlet Center gets close to opening on October 19.

  2. Isnt this store a exact copy of woodlands and first colony mall macy's ?

    1. The three stores were all built at around the same time, but I think Mall of the Mainland is slightly smaller than the other stores. The facades on all 3 stores are the same. Thanks for the comment.