Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Mike, and Houston Historic Retail is a personal project of mine. This website is a labor of love and is supported by great contributions from readers. Most of the information on this website is from my own personal research. However, some outside sources are used, and I try to notate them all.

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Some content is generated by guest bloggers, and some research is provided by readers of the blog. An effort is made to notate all such contributions. No one on Houston Historic Retail holds any relationship with any company featured unless otherwise noted.

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The website is divided into two separate sections. The blog (the home page) deals with general retail and Houston topics. All other pages (accessed from the menu) are dedicated to the history of stores in Houston.

I do NOT have or hold any relationship to the companies featured on this website. Photos and information may not always reflect current information.

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Media Mentions

Chron.com – See What Northwest Mall Looks Like
Chron’s Facebook – “Zombie Mall!”
KPRC-TV – A dying breed: The future of shopping malls KPRC-TV
Houstoniamag.com – Northwest Mall
Mashed.com – The Untold Truth of On the Border
Harris County Public Library – Kingwood Branch History
Houston Chronicle – Regal Edwards Theater in West Oaks Mall closes after parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy



  1. Can you give me the list of Kroger Greenhouse locations on Houston Historic Retail?

    1. Hi Gage, I don’t have a list of Krogerstons. The easiest way would probably be to visit the Albertsons page, and search for Kroger. Most of the locations that converted should be labeled.

    1. In addition to what Mike said about the Henke & Pillot page, Mike, billytheskink, and I did a year-long project on HHR last year documenting the history of several Houston Kroger locations. Each blog post from The Year of Kroger series has some general history about Kroger’s presence in Houston so it might be worth checking out if you want to read more about Kroger in Houston.