One of the twin Houston shopping centers built by the Rouse Company, NORTHWEST MALL encompassed 794,000 leasable square feet. ALMEDA MALL, its sister center, housed 797,000. Both complexes were dedicated in October 1968 and shared the same physical layout. Most stores in the twin centers were also the same.


By 1976, a few things had changed. Foley's had been enlarged. It is also likely that the Foley's Tire Center and Penneys Auto Center had been shuttered by this time.


NORTHWEST MALL TENANTS 1976:

FOLEY'S / J.C. PENNEY / BATTELSTEIN'S / PALAIS ROYAL / F. W. WOOLWORTH (with Harvest House Coffee Shop) / B. Dalton Bookseller / Baker's Shoes / Barchus Barber Shop / Betty's Maternities / Bombay Shop (kiosk) / Boyd's House of Travel / Bride's Showcase / Can Do Shop (kiosk) / Card Mart / Casual Corner / Chess King / City Appliance / Colonial Savings & Loan / Cornelius Nurseries (kiosk) / Corrigan's Jewelers / Disc Records / Edie Adams Cut & Curl Salon / El Chico Restaurant / Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour / Flagg Brothers Shoes / Florsheim Shoes / GNC / Gold Mine / Gordon's Jewelers / Great Western Finance / H & H Music / Hardy Shoes / Houston's Trunk Factory / J. Riggings / Jarman Shoes / Joyce Bertram Bath & Boudoir / Kinney Shoes / Lane Bryant / Le Petit French Cafe / Leopold, Price & Rolle / Lerner Shops / Life Uniform / Margo's La Mode / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio / Mrs. Stovers Candies / Northwest Pet Center / Nut Hut (kiosk) / Parklane Hosiery / Piccadilly Cafeteria / Pipe Pub / Playhouse Toys / Purse Strings / Samperi's Gourmet Shop / Shipley's Donuts (kiosk) / Singer Sewing Center / Size 5-7-9 Shop / Spencer Gifts / Studer's Photography / Susie's Casuals / Texas State Optical / Thayer McNeil Shoes / The Gap / The Saloon / Thom McAn Shoes / Upsy Daisy / Weight Watchers / Wicks 'n Sticks / World of Crafts / Ventura's Formalwear / Zales Jewelers 
    
OUTPARCELS 

Foley's Tire Center (?) / Northwest 4 Theatres / Penney's Auto Center (?)