Northline Mall

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Northline Mall
Location Houston, TX, US
Address 400 Northline Mall
Opening date 1963
Closing date 2007
Developer Berenson Associates Inc.
Architect Berenson Associates Inc.
No. of anchor tenants 3
No. of floors 1

Northline Mall was a shopping mall located in the Northline area of Houston, Texas, United States, at the northeast corner of Interstate 45, and Crosstimbers Road. It is the new location of Northline Commons.


Boston, Massachusetts-based Berenson Associates Inc. developed the mall in the 1960s.[1] Northline Mall opened in the early 1960s as one of Houston's first premier weather-controlled malls.[2]

On January 31, 1997, a twenty-foot wall in Northline Mall adjacent to a construction site where the Magic Johnson Theatres cinema was being built collapsed, killing at least three people.[3]

Beginning in the 2000s Northline Mall was redeveloped from a traditional mall to an 850,000-square-foot (79,000 m2) open air "power center" consisting of "big box" retail and general merchandise stores. Eastbourne Investments, a New York City real estate fund, bought a 50 percent equity stake in Northline on December 31. 2004. Berenson hired Fidelis Realty Partners, a firm in Houston, to redevelop the mall and repopulate it with tenants.[1]

Wal-Mart Stores purchased 19 acres (77,000 m2) from the owners for a Supercenter, which is at Crosstimbers and Fulton, adjacent to new multitenant retail buildings. Houston Community College also acquired land for a new campus on about 14 acres (57,000 m2) along the Fulton side of the property.[4]


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  1. ^ a b Dawson, Jennifer. "Northline Mall to be recreated as open-air retail center." Houston Business Journal. Friday February 4, 2005. Retrieved on January 30, 2009. 1.
  2. ^ Carey, Isiah. "Can They Save The Northline Mall Area?". Monday, June 18, 2007. Retrieved on January 31, 2009. [1].
  3. ^ "3 Dead as Wall at Houston Mall Collapses ." The New York Times. January 31, 1997. Retrieved on January 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Sarnoff, Nancy. "Northline Commons heralds a change of pace for old mall". Houston Chronicle. June 23, 2007. Retrieved on January 31, 2009. [2].

Coordinates: 29°49′53″N 95°22′47″W / 29.8313°N 95.3797°W / 29.8313; -95.3797