A running reader caught sign of the leasing notice currently up at the former Macy’s outlet store just north of I-45 and S. Lockwood Dr. along Munger St. The clearance center operations moved out several years ago to the current location at Highway 6 and Westheimer Rd. (as noted by signage tacked to the S. Lockwood storefront’s doors, still redirecting missed-the-memo potential customers). The company’s distribution warehouse complex next door is still in action (and, per the same set of signage, handling customer pickup).
Lovett Commercial is marketing the space; its own (larger) signage currently refers to the property as East End Central. The flier on the company’s website marketing the property (dated January 2014)show some proposed pad sites and some potential tenants; the flier also refers to the property only as 4500 Gulf Freeway or as South Lockwood Retail:
Here’s a zoom-in on the footprint of the largest structure shown in the plan, which is significantly smaller than the existing building on the site:
And here’s a quick glance around the site from Munger St., facing away from I-45:
Across S. Lockwood to the left is Diez Park, next door to Austin High:
- 4500 Gulf Freeway [Lovett Commercial]