Author: Mike
My Name is Mike! I'm the founder, and owner of Houston Historic Retail. I love retail, and I love Houston. Please give any feedback you have!

Greetings loyal reader, with Halloween approaching I feel it’s time to provide an update. As my sporadic posting schedule continues I don’t want you to think I have abandoned my site. Prior to this the most recent update was the …

Looking at some Costume Conversions Read More »

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The idea of being a “fan of retail” has gained a good deal of traction in the last couple of years. With the prevalence of Facebook groups, YouTube Channels, Discord Servers interest in retail is growing. My interest in retail …

Portofino Shopping Center Read More »

Greetings readers, today I’m leaving you with a short intro to a new concept. Rather than writing out one long post, I’ve been working on three posts approximately 33% the size of a regular post. I call this concept a …

3 Retail Minis: The 2nd Chili’s in Houston, The Future of Krogering, & What West Oaks could have been Read More »

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Take yourself back to the early 2000s, now try to remember, were there any Walmart locations inside the Loop? There was a location just where the canceled Bay City Freeway stub jabs in to 610, but that was on the …

Target Galleria Remodel Read More »

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The Astrodome served as the first home for Houston’s one and only MLB team from 1965 to 1999. As far as baseball stadiums went, it was incredible at the time. The Astrodome was fully enclosed, air conditioned, and provided a …

At the Old Ball Game Read More »

Growing up on the West Side of town meant when you wanted to go shopping you generally had to drive a bit. Around the time I entered Middle School my family moved from rural Richmond, to a suburb near Clodine. …

Memories of Highway 6 Read More »

Where have I been? Where have you been loyal reader? I’ve been out and about visiting Broken Chains, like House of Pies. In fact, I’d recommend visiting that link I left above. It has a direct connection to Houston, and …

Where have YOU been? Read More »

When the new year rolls around, it invites a certain amount of reflection. Unfortunately I’m a procrastinator. Which means I didn’t really think of a New Years resolution until the end of January. This reflection led me to realize that …

Resolving to have a Resolution Read More »

I was recently able to collaborate with Youtuber Scott Dailey who has made some interesting and unique videos around the Houston area. We made a trip out to Simonton where an old San Antonio and Aranssas Pass bridge still stands, …

The Unusual History of the Brazos River Bridges Read More »

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To kick off the new year, let’s try something new. We’re going to take a look at a Broken Chain. I was inspired to do this by my friend Zap Actiondowser who runs the blog Broken Chains, which I highly …

My take on a “Broken Chain” Read More »

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