21 Texas malls to temporarily close until March 29

Simon Property Group is temporarily closing all of its Texas locations at 7 p.m. March 18. (Courtesy photo)
Simon Property Group is temporarily closing all of its Texas locations at 7 p.m. March 18. (Courtesy photo)

Simon Property Group is temporarily closing all of its Texas locations at 7 p.m. March 18. (Courtesy photo)

Simon Property Group will close all of its retail properties across the U.S. at 7 p.m. March 18, according to a release. It includes 21 properties in Texas, and the closure lasts until March 29.


“The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees is of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said David Simon, chairman, CEO and president of Simon, in the release. The closure includes:

  • Barton Creek Square Mall, Austin

  • Grapevine Mills, Grapevine

  • Houston Premium Outlets, Cypress

  • Katy Mills, Katy

  • Lakeline Mall, Cedar Park

  • Round Rock Premium Outlets, Round Rock

  • San Marcos Premium Outlets, San Marcos

  • The Domain, Austin

  • The Galleria, Houston

By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.