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TRADEMARK ANNOUNCES JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA IN CORPUS CHRISTI
FORT WORTH, Texas (July 23, 2013) – Trademark Property Company, the Fort Worth-based real estate development, investments, and services firm, today announced Jared The Galleria of Jewelry will open at The Shops at La Palmera, a 200,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Work has already begun on the 6,000-square-foot space, which will be located in a newly constructed pad space along Staples Street. This is the first Corpus Christi location for Jared, which is scheduled to open this fall.
Jared offers five times the selection of ordinary jewelry stores, prices it well, and presents it with the help of a team of experts. Jared is a division of Sterling Jewelers Inc., headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Jared’s and its parent company, Signet Jewelers, are the largest specialty retail jeweler in the world.
“The Shops at La Palmera is an exciting development that will continue to draw leading national retailers, such as Jared to Corpus Christi,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “The property will be providing shoppers with many firsts, including the first Jared, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Corner Bakery Café, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods locations in the Coastal Bend with many more to come.”
Demolition began this week on the former Mount Vernon portion of the property along Staples Street, while renovation and construction work continues on other areas of the property. The Shops at la Palmera’s first new tenant, Corner Bakery Café’, opened July 1, with Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods slated to open this fall.
Subway has announced it will remain at The Shops at La Palmera, having closed its current location in the former Mount Vernon section with plans to reopen in a newly remodeled building adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Four other current tenants, Victoria Jewels, SAS Shoes, Big Lots, and Catherine’s have signed leases to remain at the center in their current locations, which will also be remodeled. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Sunshine Dental will also remain.
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of 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 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, MS), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), The Shops of Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), WaterSide (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.
ABOUT LA PALMERA
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 lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-3755.