Top Historic Silo Shopping Centers to Visit
Historic silo shopping centers are great locations to shop, dine, and simply enjoy the day. Here are some of the top terrific silo sites nationwide.
- Magnolia Market at the Silos – Waco, Texas
The Brazos Valley Cotton Oil Mill closed in 1958, and served as a storage area until the 90s. But in 2016, Magnolia Market at the Silos opened, a lively shopping complex that takes up some two city blocks in the historic downtown area of Waco. Begun and owned by HGTV fixer-upper team Chip and Joanna Gaines, the center grounds feature a large-scale retail complex in the historic grain barn, an office building, food truck park with green space and picnic tables, a garden store, bakery, and relaxing lawn area where musical performances are often held. A recent 2019 upgrade included the relocation to the area of an historic church, as well as the addition of new shops and gardens.
2. The Silos Outlet Mall – Beaumont, Texas
Also known as the Silos retail center on Eastex Freeway, this shopping complex
preserves historic silos, windmills, a train caboose, and even a circa-1917 dump truck! It also holds a diverse collection of tenants from Ramboo Outfitters wide range of outdoor gear to a major mattress outlet to delicious donuts from the local Angkor Donuts and Kolaches.
3. The Silos in Easly – Easly, South Carolina
Just recently opened, the Silos in Easly offers exciting dining such as Inky’s Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak, Silos Brewery, Pink Mama’s Ice Cream, Belladina’s, and Indi-Go. Filled with charming indoor and outdoor spaces, the location was originally home to the Continental Grain and then occupied by Dixie Milling Company from the 1950s through the mid 1980s. Shuttered until Stacey & DJ Desrosiers took hold of the project in 2019, what was once a desolate spot has become a destination in dining, brewing, and fun in the Southeast.
4. The Silo Restaurant and Country Store – Saratoga, New York
The original 14-by-35-foot silo once housed corn silage before present owner Harry
Troelstra repurposed it along with two decrepit local barns. Preserving a part of history while offering unique dining was the initial plan. From freshly made unique cider donuts to big breakfasts and robust lunches using locally-sourced foods, the spot grew to include a vast market that features three floors of country-style furnishings, gifts, jewelry, clothing, home decor items and more.
5. Silo City – Buffalo, New York
Still in the coming-soon phase is Silo City in Buffalo, an historic site being redeveloped
by Generation Development. The location was built in 1906 on 6.1 acres, as the
American Mill complex. It includes a five-story malt house and an eight-story flour mill section. But soon it will be repurposed as mixed use housing and offices, with shops, dining, and gallery space for the exhibition of local visual artists’ work and the performing arts.
6. Gardner Village – West Jordan, Utah
Offering a lively and charming mix of shops, dining, and event space, Gardner Village offers everything from a rejuvenating spa day at Soulstice Day Spa and Salon, a challenging game at The Escape Room, and the opportunity to pet a little lamb at The Farm for rescue animals. And of course there’s fine dining with a world-class magic show at Mystique, sandwiches and sweets at Happy Camper Deli and Bakery, down-home family favorites at Archibald’s Restaurant, plus specialty drinks and appetizers along with a unique magic show at The Prestige: Parlour of magic. Shop for furniture, home decor, children’s clothing, bedding, chocolates, toys, flowers – and so much more in the locally owned shops nestled adjacent to the historic Gardner flour mill and silo!
Enjoy Hours of Exploration and Fun at Historic Silo Shopping Centers
If you’re ready for fun, good dining, and unique shops, historic silo shopping centers have them all, from fascinating sites to open space, beautiful gifts, entertainment, and delightful dining. And Gardner Village has it all!!
Gardner Village is located in West Jordan and is home to locally-owned shops, restaurants, and beautiful event venues nestled around the historic Gardner flour mill.