After several stops and starts, the redevelopment of the 1970’s era Market Square shopping center has resumed again with demolition activities on the building located on the south part of the property bordering I-10 westbound.
The building was previously home to Tally’s, Connie’s Hams, Kitcho’s, Commercial Print & Copy and Gordos.
It was reported in 2019 that the Dallas-based Leon Capital Group, which owns the 10 acre property, secured Cinépolis Luxury Cinema as an anchor tenant and also closed on a deal for a new Springhill Suites by Marriott. The Springhill Suites recently opened, however the movie theater project appears to be on hold.
Redevelopment on two buildings on the property are complete, but only the west building, near Gilchrist Elementary School, has tenants open for business. These business include Tropical Smoothie, Southern Seafood, Market Square Liquors, and Wok&Roll Sushi.
In 2019, before the onset of the COVID pandemic, the redevelopment plans called for a mix of national and local tenants.