On the way back from a day trip to Dallas, we passed through to see what has become of the Valley View Mall site.
The AMC theater which was the lone holdout at the mall had recently closed. With the theater closed, the rest of the mall will probably come down soon.
The AMC labelscar is new. With the power still being on, we were able to see the soon to be fenced off spots at the property
A look at some of the old tenants that were at the mall.
The bright bulbs of the entrance were still shining for us.
I never went into the mall after the corridors were walled off. Even though I saw this in videos, it was still strange to see in person.
I was glad that the power was still on so we could see inside for one last time.
Zoom in and you can see my shadow and what may be an old mall directory.
Even the signage showing the exit to I-635 was still illuminated.
The Valley View labelscar.
Looks like the equipment was in place to start going after the final part of the mall for demolition.
The dark Valley View I-635 road sign.
An oasis in the middle of abandonment.
Now for a drive around the property.
And a bit of drive through. Yes this is the slab of the former Foley's/Macy's/Sanger Harris. This lot was wide open for anyone to drive into, although there was construction debris around. Just glad we didn't get a flat here.
This is part of the mall corridor that was left intact.
A look at the remaining center court of the mall.
More of the same but from a different angle.
Part of the old floor was still intact.
The outline of the storefront.
Looking into the vast emptiness where the Macy's/Sanger Harris anchor used to sit.
AMC was gone, but this sign was a reminder.
The way they demolished the mall with AMC still open is so strange. From I-635 the site didn't look too bad, but when you drove around the ring road it looked terrible. Practically most of the mall was gone and even the sides no longer had anything besides sheetrock walls keeping the interior closed off. In 2022 the difference between the Valley View site and Red Bird is enormous, both sites began their transformations at about the same time. Red Bird is booming with construction, new businesses, and new living spaces. Valley View is this, a partially demolished mall with nothing new going up yet. With AMC out of the picture, there should be nothing left to stop this site from redevelopment. While it is sad to see yet another mall wasted, Valley View never had a chance with the Galleria practically around the corner.