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Old 07-05-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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My brother came in Seattle and we went to Galleria this W-E to look around and he made the comment how bad it looked compaired to last time he was there in 1990 and how run down everything it looked.
Its 40 years old and like us showing our age now...Im 52 and he is 57
Like he said it was nicer 20 years ago.....when a pay-less shoes moves in to a upscale shopping center its never a good sign.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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My brother came in Seattle and we went to Galleria this W-E to look around and he made the comment how bad it looked compaired to last time he was there in 1990 and how run down everything it looked.
Its 40 years old and like us showing our age now...Im 52 and he is 57
Like he said it was nicer 20 years ago.....when a pay-less shoes moves in to a upscale shopping center its never a good sign.
Meh, personally I think it's more a sign of the times than anything. Lots of things were nicer 20 years ago---and that's the truth. To be fair though, my last 2 pairs of shoes have come from The Goodwill and The Galleria has seen better days.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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The Neimans/Saks wing is still very nice. Honestly, I haven't been to other parts in decades. If I want normal shopping I can do it at any mall in town.

As to economy shops moving in...Welcome to the NEW economy. It's only going to get worse. At least they have someone in the spot. I hear Mall of America (Minnesota) is emptying out.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: West Houston
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The Neimans/Saks wing is still very nice. Honestly, I haven't been to other parts in decades. If I want normal shopping I can do it at any mall in town.

As to economy shops moving in...Welcome to the NEW economy. It's only going to get worse. At least they have someone in the spot. I hear Mall of America (Minnesota) is emptying out.
What they basically did is add a (relatively small) normal Simon Properties mall on the backside. It's got all the typically crappy mall stores.

I heard a rumor that Hines Interests were going to attempt to purchase it back along with the Transco (Williams) Tower, but I didn't hear anything more about it.

Malls generally are a dying breed; everybody wants "multi-use centres" now.

Me, like everybody else, I'm shopping more online and more at Syms and K-G and TJ Maxx and Penney's and such rather than N-M or Macy's. Dillards marks stuff down 70% and that's usually a good deal. Otherwise, I see no need to pay high-end prices for something someone else is going to buy off the bargain rack in 2 months for 1/4 what I paid. I did that for years and it's stupid---just buy it off the bargain rack yourself!
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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It's just a tacky mall full of awful shops appealing to the worst elements of the human race.

Synthetic Houston personified. A tactical nuke dropped on it is the way forward.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Galleria showing its age

A sad tale indeed. Newly married in 1970, an early wife worked at that Neiman's while the Galleria was being constructed. Hot times in Houston.

Having long ago discovered TJMaxx, I haven't been in a mall since. Don't know where that gal got off to, either.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Galleria Mall is one of the older malls in the Greater Houston area. I only go there when I have money to burn and even then I probably still don't go. It's Willowbrook Mall all the way for me since it's in the same region of Houston I reside in (NW).
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I prefer to go to Katy Mills, Memorial City and West Oak myself...

However, When my wife and I go out it's usually to the Galleria. I wish they had a sports themed store in there other then the regular Champs type stores but it's still got pretty good stores and places to eat...

If you think the Galleria is run-down you should see some of the Malls throughout the South..
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County, TX/USA/Mississauga, ON/Canada
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I prefer to go to Katy Mills, Memorial City and West Oak myself...

However, When my wife and I go out it's usually to the Galleria. I wish they had a sports themed store in there other then the regular Champs type stores but it's still got pretty good stores and places to eat...

If you think the Galleria is run-down you should see some of the Malls throughout the South..
Thank you! I grew up in Tulsa & the malls there aren't anything special
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:56 PM
 
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It's just a tacky mall full of awful shops appealing to the worst elements of the human race.
Sounds a bit like England to me.
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