Baybrook Mall

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Baybrook Mall
Baybrook Mall entrance
Location Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°32′32″N 95°08′54″W / 29.54217°N 95.148403°W / 29.54217; -95.148403Coordinates: 29°32′32″N 95°08′54″W / 29.54217°N 95.148403°W / 29.54217; -95.148403
Address 500 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, TX
Opening date 1978
Owner General Growth Properties[1]
No. of stores and services 170+[2]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,240,000 sq ft (115,000 m2).[2]
No. of floors 1 (2 in Sears, Forever 21 and Macy's, 3 in Dillard's)
Website Official Website

Baybrook Mall, is a shopping mall located in Houston, Texas.[3] The mall is located off of Interstate 45.[4] It has a Friendswood mailing address,[5] and it is also in proximity to Webster.[4]

It is located 30 km (18.6 mi) southeast of downtown Houston at Interstate 45 South and Bay Area Blvd. It has five major anchors and more than 170 stores and restaurants. It has 1,240,000 square feet (115,200 m²) of retail space.[citation needed]

The mall was conceived in 1973 with construction completed in 1978. The first anchor tenants were Montgomery Ward, Sears and Joskes. Law/Kingdon was the original architect.

In 1985 an expansion section opened with Macy's and Mervyn's as the two new anchors. Macy's remained there until it was sold to Dillard's in 1997. Foley's built its store in 2005 and the mall had a Macy's store again after the Federated-May merger in 2006.

The mall's anchor stores are Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, and a large-scale Forever 21 (in the former Mervyn's space).

In February 1989 Baybrook Mall was 96% occupied, making it the mall with the second highest percentage of occupied space in the Houston area.[6]


Baybrook Mall plans to expand their mall in 2015 to include an outdoor and lifestyle center. This plan is to help Baybrook compete with both the Pearland Town Center and the Tanger Outlet Mall in Texas City, Texas, which have direct competition with Baybrook.[7] It would make it the second largest mall in the Houston area, after The Galleria.[4]

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  2. ^ a b General Growth Properties: Baybrook, accessed January 17, 2011
  3. ^ "SN_81.pdf" (Archive). Retrieved on March 31, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Kaplan, David. "Major expansion set for Baybrook Mall." Houston Chronicle. March 24, 2014. Retrieved on March 31, 2014. "The company that owns the indoor shopping complex off the Gulf Freeway in suburban Webster will add 555,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space and create a community lawn the length of a football field."
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Baybrook Mall. Retrieved on March 31, 2014. "Mall Location 500 Baybrook Mall Friendswood, Texas 77546"
  6. ^ Bivins, Ralph. "Sales at Houston malls rise/Local retailers cite improving economy, shuttle flights." Houston Chronicle. Friday February 17, 1989. Business 1. Retrieved on August 3, 1989.
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