Chipotle Mexican Grill and The Beef Jerky Outlet to open at The Shops at La Palmera;

Sun Optics signs on at La Palmera

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 10, 2014) – The La Palmera Shopping District continues to attract top retail and restaurants as Chipotle Mexican Grill and The Beef Jerky Outlet officially announced locations at The Shops at La Palmera, while Sun Optics announced plans to open at La Palmera. It is the first Corpus Christi location for each.

Construction is underway on the 2,100-square-foot Chipotle, which is located in a new building near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Known for its made-to-order burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads, the company is also dedicated to “Food with Integrity,” supporting and sustaining family farmers who respect the land and the animals in their care, and serving the very best sustainably raised food including the use of locally grown organic produce whenever possible. Chipotle is scheduled to open this fall.

The Beef Jerky Outlet will feature a variety of flavors to choose from, including Cherry Maple Turkey, Honey BBQ Beef as well the company’s famous Bootlegger Series beef jerky flavors. Located near Chipotle, the new 1,500-square-foot Beef Jerky Outlet is scheduled to open later this year.

Also located in the new building at The Shops at La Palmera is Gossip Nails (2,263 sf), which opened June 28, Great Clips (1,241 sf), which is on schedule to open mid-July, and Subway (1,500 sf) opening in August, with construction beginning soon on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (2,500 sf). Located across the parking area in the same building as Corner Bakery is Dress Barn (7,524 sf) scheduled to open in September.

At La Palmera, Sun Optics, an innovative sunglass store known for its assortment of high performance and fashion eyewear, will soon open its new 987-square-foot store located adjacent to Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop on the mall’s upper level.

“The La Palmera Shopping District is the most desirable location for new retail and dining in Corpus Christi,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “The success of La Palmera combined with the new opportunities at The Shops at La Palmera will continue to attract national retailers looking to gain a foothold in the Coastal Bend.”

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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, J.C. Penney, 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). The mall features a 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.


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 and Corner Bakery Café, as well as T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and DSW. 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