Corner Bakery Cafe Opens at The Shops at La Palmera

For more information, contact: Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915



CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 1, 2013) – Corner Bakery Café, the popular fast-casual restaurant, opened today at The Shops at La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Texas, the first new tenant to open in the development, currently under renovation.

Serving its signature fresh and made-to-order food, the 4,166-square-foot Corner Bakery Café opened at 6:30 a.m. to waiting guests, with the first 100 customers through the door receiving a commemorative Corner Bakery Café travel mug and free daily refills of hand-roasted coffee for one year. This is the first Corner Bakery location for the Coastal Bend area of Texas.

Corner Bakery offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature paninis to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Café currently delivers its premier bakery cafe experience in 140 locations across the country.

“We’re excited about the opening of Corner Bakery Café at The Shops of La Palmera,” said Fred Walters, general manager for La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “This is our first new tenant to open at The Shops and we’re already getting a lot of positive feedback from the community. We are bringing in a number of national retailers to The Shops at La Palmera, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, and we will likely be announcing more very soon as part of our redevelopment here in Corpus Christi.”

Renovation and construction work continues at The Shops at La Palmera, which is owned by Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC, with completion slated for late 2013. The new design of the property will complement that of La Palmera, the super-regional mall located across from The Shops at La Palmera. La Palmera underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe features innovative, seasonal menu options while delivering a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere. For more information, visit

Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of award winning enclosed regional malls, mixed- use town centers, and specialty, community and power centers. Since 1992, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of nearly 80 employees currently operates more than 4.7 million square feet including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Biltmore Park Town Square (Asheville, N.C.), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), Preston Oaks (Dallas, Texas), The Shops of Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit

The Shops at La Palmera is a 200,000-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Currently undergoing redevelopment, The Shops at La Palmera will feature approximately 26 retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Corner Bakery Café when completed in late 2013. Purchased in April 2012 by Trademark Property Company and joint venture partner Institutional Mall Investors LLC (IMI), the center is located directly across from Trademark’s La Palmera mall. For more information, go to

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new outdoor main entrance, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to; or call (361) 991-3755.