The Woodlands Mall

    The Woodlands has gone a long way from being a mere idea on a piece of paper. Much thought and re-thought has been given to the planning of this community. Today, after almost 50 years of what can be called effective execution, you can see that the town has surpassed its initial intentions of being merely a suburban, resort-oriented area.

    Today, The Woodlands is home to more than 100,000 people. It’s certainly more than just a bedroom community now… And that means, you aren’t just going to find well-planned housing and nice subdivisions here.  It’ll definitely be worth your time to visit the landmarks and hotspots that The Woodlands has to offer.

    Previously, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was featured. Fans and music-lovers alike have come to and from The Woodlands to see their favorite musicians grace this amphitheater. In this article, we will take a closer look at The Woodlands Mall.

    Photo via: thewoodlandstx.com
    Photo via: thewoodlandstx.com

    Before The Woodlands Mall was built, residents had to resort to travelling a fair distance to avail of retail services. They needed to go to places such as the Deerbrook and Willowbrook Malls in Houston. During the early 1990’s it was determined that The Woodlands had joined the rest of the entire Montgomery County in growing to a point that a dedicated mall (a ‘super-regional mall’, by industry definition) was needed to support the population… And in 1994, on the fifth of October, The Woodlands Mall was opened to the eagerly waiting public. It was part of a greater-scale plan to develop what we know today as The Woodlands Town Center (You may have also noticed by now that the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of the said area).

    The Woodlands Mall is a wide, two-story shopping complex; within the enclosed structure are more than 150 establishments and outlets, more than enough to cater to the general needs of residents all over Montgomery County. It’s as accessible as the rest of the Town Center, located at the intersection of Lake Woodlands Drive and the I-45. You’ll find well-known anchors and department stores such as J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Forever 21, and Dillard’s. A food court is ready for visitors who are on the go, while sit-down restaurants (Brio, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s) are on the first floor for those who have a little more time on their hands to dine. Other outlets include an Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, and Best Buy.

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    For a complete list of active establishments and information on current sales and events, visit their website at thewoodlandsmall.com.