Meyerland Plaza

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Meyerland Plaza sign at night
Meyerland Plaza

Meyerland Plaza is a large shopping center located in southwest Houston, Texas, United States. Meyerland Plaza is located in the Meyerland neighborhood of Houston and is just outside of the 610 Loop.

History[edit]

Meyerland Plaza opened on October 31, 1957. Around the time the Houston Chronicle stated that Meyerland Plaza was "in the heart of the luxury residential additions of Southwest Houston." A Houston Chronicle article from October 27, 1957 stated that Meyerland Plaza was developed to maintain the suburban atmosphere that was present in surrounding areas.[1] Meyerland Plaza was originally built as Houston's second "regional mall".[2] The mall originally housed a Henke & Pillot supermarket.[3]

The shopping center started to decay in the 1980s.[2] Meyerland Co., which was a former owner of the center, filed for bankruptcy in 1987. Lamar Savings Association and Continental Savings Association foreclosed on the center later that year.[1] The center has been re-developed as a power center; its official grand re-opening was in 1995.[2]

On Memorial Day, May 30, 1961, the "Hero Tree" was dedicated as a living memorial to Capt. Gary L. Herod for his heroism. The tree and a stone marker are located along Beechnut Street near Compass Bank.

Anchors[edit]

Former anchors[edit]

Food and dining[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gonzalez, J.R. "Meyerland Plaza in Pictures." Houston Chronicle. February 3, 2010. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Rutledge, Tanya. "Meyerland Plaza up for sale after redeveloper revives mall." Houston Business Journal. Friday August 2, 1996. Retrieved on October 12, 2009.
  3. ^ Gonzales, J.R. "Houston's own Henke & Pillot." Houston Chronicle. October 20, 2010. Retrieved on January 13, 2011. "Offices at 3021 Washington"
  4. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "Urban retail explodes, but stores expand areawide." Houston Chronicle. September 7, 2011. Retrieved on September 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Real estate transactions." Houston Chronicle. July 18, 2008. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.

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