Saturday, October 27, 2012

West Oaks Mall New Developments 2012 (Updated)

Updated Oct 2012; more new articles on the way starting next weekend.

West Oaks Mall is filling up with new stores, and the mall is doing much better than just a year ago.   
The mall also has new signage with a modern steel metal look; see updated photos below.

This is the entrance to the new Plaza area which features a new Edwards 14 cinema. A Toby Keith "I love this bar and grill" will open soon in the Plaza area and will feature live music with a bar and grill. Read more about the new concept here.
This entrance has now been opened since the construction was completed. 
The mall directory has been changed to show the new development where Mervyn's was.
This was the old Champs location that relocated in the middle section of the mall. Many of the stores that were still left in this section of the mall moved to help fill empty spaces. The mall lost many stores when the previous owner of the mall went bankrupt and the mall went into foreclosure. The new owners of the mall are bringing back this mall and have invested millions in the redevelopment of the entire property. 
Palais Royal reopened in their former location that closed several years ago. Linen's and Things and then a furniture store occupied this space before Palais Royal came back.
Here is the rendering of the development that is now complete.
A look at the new development from the Westheimer entrance.
The Mervyn's/ Steve and Barry's and west wing of the mall was demolished to make way for this outdoor/ lifestyle development. These photos were taken in the Spring before the development was finished.

This is the back of the Edwards Cinema.
As you can see this area was designed to be accessible from the back to give the mall better access than before when Steve and Barry's did not have an entrance from this side of the mall.
The former Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is now closed down as of June 25, 2012, but there is a nearby Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Katy.
As you can see from this angle the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema had some major competition next door from the new larger cinema. The Alamo would have lost a large amount of business if they kept that location open.

The Edwards cinema opened August 14. Click here to learn more about the new cinema. Here are current October photos of the new mall development named The Plaza.
The entrance to the new Edwards 14 Cinema is the centerpiece of the new development at the mall. 

This is the entrance to the mall which is close to the food court. Several stores left the small section of the former Mervyn's/ Steve and Barry's corridor that was not demolished during the construction of the new developments. Maybe more restaurants will open in this section of the mall because it is close to the new cinema. The Toby Keith Bar and Grill under construction is in the center of this photo. 
Oct 2012 Update more photos with the new mall signage.
Here is an example of the new logo for the mall.

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