Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sears Parkdale Mall Beaumont Texas

Here is the Sears location at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont Texas. This is one of the stores that will remain open if Fast Eddie's plan is approved later this week. This store opened up sometime in the 1970's but I could not find an exact date.

The mall entrance.
Just after entering the store from the mall, we have the perfumes and jewelry.
Men's clothing

Not much NFL apparel to be found.
A closed optical department with Sears Grand baskets.
Pretty sure these were shipped in from Austin when that Sears Grand closed.

Peeling wall fixtures.

Kids clothing
The lonely checkout counter in the middle of the store.
A strange assortment of clearance items.
The store had a really large tool department, but looked to be in the process of consolidation.

These are from a very different era at Sears.
Shrinking tool department.
Auto department
The lawn and outdoor department.

A lonely, hidden price checker.
An interesting FYI in the mattress department.
The different heights of the ceilings is an interesting design.
A view of the mattress department.
This exterior of the store looks to be in very good condition.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sears West Oaks Mall Houston Texas

Here is the Sears at West Oaks Mall that closed in March 2018. This store was very unique as it began as a Saks Fifth Avenue, closed, then became a Sears with few renovations. The store was beginning to show its age in the last few years of business.

We visited the store just after Christmas season after the announcement was made to close the store.

The unique design of the store can be seen here.

The last of the electronics department, very sad.

The tool department had a second register counter, not sure when this had last been used.

The exercise and sporting goods departments were really good at this store. 

This drop down ceiling is different, not sure if any other Sears stores had them. 

The store still had a very well stocked tool department.

Tool department checkout.

Exit on the East side of the building. Women's clothing and accessories were located here.

The checkout near the above entrance.

The center of the store really stood out. Not many Sears stores with this kind of detail, even though it was from the Saks days. Notice the amount of lights not functioning.

Second floor 

Kid's clothes

The hidden portrait studio.

Besides the standard Sears flooring, the design of this store is unlike any other Sears store that I have been to.

Baby department near the maternity clothes and lingerie.

I see the light!

State-of-the-art surveillance camera system. 

Just like many other Sears stores, boxed appliances were on the floor ready to be taken home.

This area had previously been the electronics department. The walls were painted over unlike other stores where the electronics disappeared and the walls stayed the same. This was one of the first stores in the Houston area to eliminate electronics.

This was one of the most hidden customer computers I have seen before. Placed in the back corner next to the fire exit.

The mattress department was very well taken care of. This part of the store had been recently remodeled.

The Sears optical was hidden all the way in the back corner as well. 

I had to laugh at this sad display. Who would buy this?

The detail here is awesome.

Going back down to the first floor.

Men's department.

The jewelry department was interesting here as well.

The advertisements behind the jewelry counter were from a long time ago.

Mall entrance. The sign to the left shows a store M and D Fashions that I recognized from the now closed Northwest Mall. The owners of that store just can't catch a break.

An added bonus, the mall entrance to the former Macy's which has since reopened as an outlet store, sort of like a flea market space.

Inside of the former Macy's.

More views of the exterior of the Sears store.

More posts coming up soon.