Post Oak Mall in College Station recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation which will bring updates that have been long overdue. The updates include new tile, soft seating throughout the mall, and renovated food court with café style seating, new carpeted flooring, updated colors, wooden trim, and updated patterns. Outside new features include a new contemporary logo and marquees with updated lighting. The 400,000 square foot mall is now renovated to have better traffic flow and a better shopping experience with easier navigation to stores.
“The renovation revitalizes Post Oak Mall, creating a more appealing experience for patrons,” said George Masie, Project Architect at ka. “Shoppers are able to better navigate both inside and outside the mall with enhanced place making elements.”
The upgrades to the mall will encourage College Station residents to shop local. When you buy local the money stays in the local economy. This increases local employment by increasing job opportunities and also creates relationships between locals. Environmental problems also decrease because residents are not driving to Houston to do their shopping. Less gas use means more money in resident’s pockets but also lower environmental costs. Buying local also helps communities to stay alive during the economic downturns.
Paul Loy, the mall's general manager, says the renovations have been needed for quite some time now.
"Post Oak Mall has remained the same for many years and I think everyone is going to look to this upgrade as our reinvestment to the community and our commitment to keeping this at the forefront of the shopping in the area."
Post Oak is the hub for all shopping in Brazos Valley and other surrounding counties in the central Texas area. They have also made some aggressive moves lately like selling commercial pad sites to restaurants like BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse and Chuy's Mexican Restaurant. All this revitalization just shows once again that this community is foreseeing unprecedented growth in the near future. With the quick success of these two places, do not be surprised if you see a few more restaurant chains spring up in the mall park lot.