Meyerland Plaza

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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 the 610 Loop.


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,[citation needed] the "Hero Tree" was dedicated as a living memorial to Capt. Gary L. Herod for his heroism. The tree and a stone marker were located along Beechnut Street near Compass Bank. In February 2018, as the section of Meyerland Plaza was to be redeveloped, Embark Tree and Landscape Services arborist Steve Navarro determined the tree was in poor health.[4] The tree was cut down in July 2018 and given to the Woodworkers Club of Houston be turned into souvenirs, while the plaque was moved to Herod Elementary School.[5]


H-E-B opened a supermarket in Meyerland Plaza in 2019; its previous Meyerland store, located elsewhere, closed in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey.[6]

Becks Prime leased 2,701 square feet (250.9 m2) of space in Meyerland Plaza in 2008.[7]

The Meyerland Plaza Bed Bath and Beyond closed in 2020.[8]


  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. ^ Ward, Alyson (2018-06-20). "A living tribute, in decline: After 57 years, Meyerland 'hero tree' is struggling". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-07-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Ward, Alyson (2018-07-19). "Meyerland 'Hero Tree' honoring pilot killed in 1961 crash is cut down". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-07-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Para, Jen (2017-12-29). "Here are the Houston-area stores H-E-B plans to open in 2018". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2017-12-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Real estate transactions." Houston Chronicle. July 18, 2008. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bed Bath & Beyond closing 5 Texas stores, 3 in Houston". Houston Chronicle. 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2020-06-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 29°41′13″N 95°27′43″W / 29.687°N 95.462°W / 29.687; -95.462