Town East Mall
Located northwest of Mesquite, the Town East Mall serves to be one of the primary attractions of the city. Before we go into what this mall has to offer, let’s step back and look at how it all got started.
The mall initially opened in 1971 by a Chicago-based subsidiary named Homart Development Company. At the time it stood as one of the very first large mall in and around the Dallas area. Seven years later, it got its 15 minutes in Hollywood when the great director Ron Howard decided to film numerous shots for the Cotton Candy movie. Fast forward 25 years, and in 2004 the mall got a much needed face lift to the tune of $20 million. This was certainly nothing new for the long-standing mall, as it had gone through a few renovations in the past. The 2004 overhaul upgraded Town East to a much more modern look and feel. Some of the brand new features included Italian flooring style, handrails, upgraded elevators, and lighting fixtures. The exterior also saw some changes in terms of upgraded cedar and stone replacing the aged external material. Furthermore, the three sides of the mall were given names - Lakeside, Parkside, and CitySide.
That’s all good, but what can we actually do there you ask. Well, there’s a little bit for everyone here. The ladies will enjoy the vast variety of fashion stores, the gents will equally love the plethora of sporting stores, and of course the kids will hardly discriminate as long as they get to fly free around this beautiful facility. Bottom line, there’s something for everyone when there are 150+ various shops to visit. Expect to see all the big names ranging from Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Furthermore, it you’re getting hungry from all that shopping then the 20+ food stops should be able to satisfy your appetite.
This mall certainly has a bit of history, and it has stood the test of time. Thanks to the few modifications along the way, Town East Mall has remained one of the trademark malls of Texas.
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