Where the Other New Gulf Freeway Outlet Mall Is Supposed To Go

Just days after Simon Property Group announced it would build a new 100-store Galveston Premium Outlets shopping center in Texas City, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is ready to talk about the outlet mall it’s been planning for a 35-acre site just 4 miles to the north, in League City. Tanger’s 300,743-sq.-ft. mall, which the company says is in the “predevelopment phase,” would sit just north of the Bay Colony shopping center and just south of the Big League Dreams sports complex. And like the Simon Mall, it’ll be right near a Walmart too — the Supercenter across I-45 at FM 646.

If both malls sign up enough tenants to get built along the I-45 feeder road, it’ll help adjust the impression that huge swathes of undeveloped land remain between Houston and Galveston — at least for drivers headed south. The Chronicle‘s Purva Patel also reports on a third new mall being discussed for the area — from Taubman, but that company hasn’t announced its plans.

Rendering: Tanger Outlets

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  • Wow – who is offering windstorm and hail insurance on these properties?

    Wait, I know – it’s everyone in the state because the Windstorm Pool is supported by every policy holder’s premiums.

    So – if someone wants to build a house on West Beach in Galveston, they can find insurance. And that’s just crazy.

  • Isn’t there already an outlet mall in Texas City (or somewhere near), that seems to be dying the last time I saw it (last year)? With so many “outlet” malls around, I think “outlet mall” is just a term for an outdoor shopping center (as opposed to an enclosed mall). JMO.

  • They should just buy Mall of the Mainland instead.