The town of Baytown and the surrounding communities are growing exponentially. The opportunity for top notch businesses to expand in this market is wide open. Baytown has the population willing to support a superior shopping facility. We yearn for it! We tell stories to the youth of what it once was.
San Jacinto Mall as it stands is embarrassing for this town. Most of the community drives to Webster to patron Baybrook Mall. Our money is going to the economy of other towns. The stores that currently occupy the mall are inferior and have less than desirable products. It's the left overs. We want more!
If this mall would revitalize and mirror facilities such as Baybrook Mall or Pearland Town Center this would have great economic effects on Baytown and Mont Belvieu. It would provide employment, affect property values in a positive manner and attract better housing because shopping and restaurants are a factor to those that want to move to nice communities. We want Baytown to be a desirable place to live as we grow.
This center was once a top of the line shopping center. Baytonians are tired of San Jacinto mall sitting and decaying as a tax write off. Jump on board and do something great with this facility. Revamp it and occupy it with popular stores
- Barnes and Noble
- Victoria Secret
- Vera Bradley
- Forever 21
- and the list can go on....
Or create an outdoor shopping such those in Pearland or Woodlands. This would be the only attraction like this in East Houston. The community wants this to become a reality. Who would this impact? Baytown, Mont Belvieu, Anahuac, Crosby, Dayton, North Channel...and this list too could go on.
The owners of San Jacinto Mall is Triyar, Yari family. Most of their real estate is in NYC, California and Scotsdale, Arizona. In the Houston area the other shopping areas this company owns are also run down malls. The difference in Greenspoint, Sharpstown or Deerbrook malls and Baytown is the type of community the shopping center is located. Baytown is a family oriented self contained community unlike the Houston locations. The Yari family takes pride in being a family owned business. Would the Yari family patron San Jacinto Mall? Would the Yari family feel that this shopping center is a safe place for their teenage daughters to spent a Saturday afternoon of shopping? We have a town and surrounding community population of excess 100,000. We do not feel San Jacinto Mall is a family establishment. We need change. Our families are asking for change. The development around us is answering to the change. We love our town and welcome the growth. Yari family please do the same.
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