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Does Mall of the Mainland have a buyer? - The Galveston County Daily News : Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

September 1, 2014

Does Mall of the Mainland have a buyer?

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  • DonnieB posted at 7:18 am on Tue, Apr 22, 2014.

    DonnieB Posts: 47

    @ the mall of the mainland...I can see a good mix, if they include some of the area colleges, light manufacturing, office space for contractors at local plants (Marathon, Valero,etc..), lease out food court, etc.. They should get COM, Galveston College, UTMB, UofH Clear Lake, and any other I forgot, to each take up some space in there. Then find some job recruiting offices to set up offices and throw in some light industrial manufacturing. Also, Marathon will be leaving the building next to Kroger in Texas City, so I've been told. That means, I would think, that all the contractors in that office will need to find a new office of their own. If the current owners of the mall, set up some of the empty stores as offices ready to go (furniture, phones, internet, coffee, etc. all in one bill), I'm pretty sure they would not have a problem filling them. If you search for office space in the area, that is full functional ready to lease, you will not find any. That is exactly what most of the engineering contractor at plants, like Marathon or Valero, need. That being said, having area colleges, job recruiting agencies, light manufacturing, and engineering contractors, all at the same location, to me is a perfect mix. Those would be anchors and you can easily pull in more to fill the holes. (small buisiness postal store/print store, drug screening, unlimited mix you could throw in there) And if someone takes my idea and runs with it, be my guest! I think it would work easily. Just, that building is in real poor shape, I would assume. A lot of work would be needed, but it could pay off.