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Katy Mills Mall renovations revealed

KATY, Texas – Katy Mills Mall is getting a makeover.

A multimillion-dollar initiative to make improvements to the shopping mall was announced Thursday morning.

Mall officials said it's time to get rid of the retro look inside, so instead of the bright colors, neutral colors will cover the walls.

There are also plans to overhaul the dining area and plans to build a new playground.

"Katy Mills' renovation is a highly-anticipated project and an investment in the local market," James Ross, general manager for Katy Mills, said. "These improvements are designed with our shoppers and retailers in mind, and we look forward to sharing this new and refined shopping experience with the community."

The mall features more than 175 stores, all of which will remain open during the project.

"Katy Mills is a financial engine for the City of Katy, and we appreciate Simon investing in renovations and the reimaging of the mall. The City of Katy is honored to be partnering with Simon to ensure Katy Mills continues to be successful into the future," Byron Hebert, city administrator for the City of Katy, said.

Here's a list of the renovation plans:

  • The food court will be updated and redesigned into a new dining pavilion featuring a new color palette, new furniture, family-style seating, new porcelain tile flooring and LED lighting.
  • New lounge areas with soft seating.
  • Improved lighting with illuminated ceiling fixtures featuring LED lighting.
  • An updated children’s play area.
  • Fresh, neutral paint.
  • New porcelain tile flooring.
  • Improved signage to help shoppers locate stores, restaurants and entertainment.

Renovations are scheduled to start this month and are expected to be completed in time for the holiday season later this year.

About Katy Mills (this information is from a news release)

Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 175 outlet and value retail stores, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory Store, Forever 21, Nike Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, H&M, kate spade new york and Under Armour. Shoppers can dine at great restaurants including Rainforest Cafe or catch a movie at AMC 20 Theatres.

Katy Mills is located at I-10 and Pin Oak Road in Katy, TX, 28 miles west of Houston. It is open regularly from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon.-Sat., and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call (281) 644-5000 or visit www.katymills.com. Like Katy Mills on Facebook at facebook.com/ShopKatyMills and follow us on Twitter @KatyMeansMore and on Instagram @katymeansmore.