Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here is one of the oldest Sears stores (opened in 1939) in the Houston area still in operation. This Sears is located just off of the Southwest Freeway on Fannin Street. This store is also the only three level Sears in the Houston area. I am not too familiar with the history of this store, so if any of my readers would like to add more please comment below. This store also has a nearby Auto Center a block away, but I did not get any photos on this trip. Check out this chron.com article for more photos. Warning; many of the interior photos have severe glare issues (time for a new phone). The first level or basement level features Hardware, Lawn and Garden, Electronics, and Appliances. The second level is actually at ground level since this store has a basement level as the first floor. Men's, Women's, Shoes, and Optical are on this level. There is also a Keyshop near the North entrance of the store. The third level features Childrens, more Women's clothing, housewares, and furniture.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Here are the Outlets at Conroe located in Conroe Texas just north of the Woodlands at I-45 and League Line Road. The Outlets have been here for many years, but I don't have the opening date. There are many good stores here like Nike and Tommy Hilfiger, but the center has many vacancies. This outlet mall is similar to the outlets near Gonzales Louisiana off of I-10. With outlet shopping gaining in popularity and the growth of the Woodlands and Conroe area this center should eventually fill up again. The road construction on I-45 has made getting to this center difficult, but the construction should be finished soon.
The former Kay Bee Toy Express this store closed when the chain liquidated a few years ago.
You can see a little of the labelscar from the Kay Bee Toy Express.
I believe Nike was originally in this space and moved a building over a few years ago.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The first set of images were taken on the final day of business Feb 03,2013. The store was nearly empty except for a few items on both floors. Now the store is gone, the store has been torn down to make way for the new Nordstrom.