Thursday, August 15, 2013

Deauville Mall Kingwood; Kingwood Texas

Here is the former Kingwood Deauville Mall which is now a successful hospital. Here is the current directory which does not have the additions which are under construction. 
The Deauville Mall Kingwood has a very interesting story. Construction started in 1985 on what was going to be the fourth Houston area Deauville Mall. Near the end of the construction of the mall was when the Deauville company collapsed and lost their other three malls so this mall never opened for business. For a few years Kingwood held community garage sales in the mall parking lot. The Friendswood Development Company took over management of the property and nearly sold the property to Atari the video game company in 1988. The deal fell through and the mall sat for another two years until the property was converted into an upscale hospital and medical center which opened in 1991. 

The mall was built at 350,000 square feet and 31 stores were projected to open with the mall in 1986.
Here are two businesses out of the mystery 31 which were going to open at the mall.
Lowe's Kingwood Cinemas

As you can see from the photos below the Deauville style is still in place in many sections of the original mall. There are two major additions under construction which will further increase the size of the hospital. 
Here we start with the interior of the former mall looking from North to South. The interior looks very similar to the Spring Deauville Mall which still has many untouched portions of the mall intact. See Deauville Mall North.
This was more than likely the anticipated food court of the mall.
The center court of the mall.
This entrance is currently closed due to the construction of the new three story addition of the mall. 
Facing South at the end of the mall towards what was probably once an anchor spot. 
A different view of the center court facing Southeast. 
Facing North this was probably where another anchor was going to be located. 


  1. Wow, this place is more interesting looking inside than I thought that it would be. The wall paintings in the cafeteria area are quite interesting. Is that store in there some kind of hospital gift shop? How many shops/food vendors are in that cafeteria area?

    The hospital has done a nice job converting this Deauville Fashion Mall. I like the indoor plants and trees. I don't know if they are real or not, but they certainly bring back memories of the way malls used to look. I guess it would look a lot more like older malls if it had wooden paneling and neon type lights, but oh well. It still has a bit of the mall look to it and certainly one can see the resemblance to the Spring Deauville Fashion Mall sections that are still unchanged that you photographed earlier.

    One interesting point about this Deauville mall is that Deauville also seemingly had land at Will Clayton and 59 that they wanted to build a Deauville Fashion Mall on as well. I don't know if they brought that land and then decided to build on this location instead or if there were plans to build another mall there at some point later on. It's hard to say. I wouldn't be surprised if Deauville had a lot of land around the Houston area (and the state for that matter) that they intended to build malls on that never happened either because they picked different locations or because the company ran into financial problems before anything could happen.

    Thanks for your continuing series on these Deauville and Buyer's Market malls. It's a very interesting topic that many don't know about. I'll have more to write tomorrow night about some of the replies you made in your other posts tonight (the stuff you wrote about BizMart, hhgregg, Northwest Mall, and so forth) as I don't have a lot of time to write tonight.

    1. The food court area has a gift shop and cafeteria. The rest of the area has some extended offices and possibly a custodial area, but I am not sure. I am not also sure if the trees are real, but I think they are. I like the fountains in the mall, I wish mall owners would get rid of some kiosks and put a few real fountains back in malls not the small crummy ones you see today.