Northline Commons History

1961

Excavation begins on 85-acre site that will house one of the biggest shopping malls in Texas

1963

The new Northline Shopping City opens as one of Houston’s first shopping malls and quickly becomes the premier shopping destination in the bayou city

1964

Western music singer Ray Frushay becomes Johnny Northline, the new symbol of Northline Shopping City

1972

Northline Shopping City changes its name to Northline Mall

1986

Northline teams up with the American Heart Association to start a walking course at the mall

1992

College students begin to enroll at new Houston Community College’s Northline campus

1993

Shoes and sporting gear fly off the shelves as Footlocker at Northline becomes one of the highest selling stores in the nation

1994

Northline Mall supports the home team by hosting a Houston Oilers rally

1998

Magic Johnson Theatre joins the Northline family

2007

Northline Mall changes its name to Northline Commons and undergoes extensive renovation to sprout new urban design and popular retailers

2008

Northline Commons provides northwest and inner-loop residents a new destination to run all of their errands. Houstonians can eat, shop, bank, and even get their hair cut, all at Northline’s convenient open-air shopping center