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WHAT: “The Voice” Alum Holly Tucker at La Palmera
WHEN: Thursday, May 23 — 3:30–4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Stage at La Palmera Cafés
After winning the hearts of millions of television viewers on Season 4 of NBC–TV’s hit music reality show, The Voice, Holly Tucker continues to leave her boot print all over Texas Country Music and with fans worldwide.
Tucker will bring her signature sound to La Palmera on Thursday, May 23, from 3:30–4:30 p.m., as she stops by for a short performance followed by a meet and greet with fans in the La Palmera food court. Following her visit to La Palmera, the reigning Texas Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year heads to Whataburger Stadium to perform the National Anthem and throw out the first pitch for the Corpus Christi Hooks game vs. the Frisco RoughRiders.
A native of Waco, Texas, Tucker grew up singing in church and performing on various stages and at fairs and festivals around Texas. In 2013, she took to the national stage receiving an impressive “4-chair-turn” on The Voice, making it to the top 6 as a member of Team Blake Shelton.
With a voice described by Shelton as “the most effortless, accurate, and powerful voice he’s ever heard,” Tucker continues to perform and record her music, recently releasing a new album entitled Steel.
Women’s fashion icon coming to Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (May XX, 2019) – La Palmera today announced women’s clothier Windsor will open this year at La Palmera.
The 3,975-square-foot La Palmera store will be located adjacent to Gordon’s Jewelers just off Center Court. From its 1937 beginnings in Los Angeles, the store has remained family owned, priding itself on beautiful merchandise, great visual displays, cleanliness and outstanding customer service. Windsor features fashionable women’s clothing from casual to formal, including tops, jeans, jackets and dresses, lingerie, accessories, footwear and even high-end cocktail and formal wear for special occasions.
Construction is set to begin this month. Although no official opening date has been set, it’s estimated that the new store will open sometime late summer.
“La Palmera continues to be a draw for quality retailers and restaurants and we’re proud to bring Windsor to our Coastal Bend customers,” said Fred Walters, vice president and general manager of La Palmera.
Multiple events planned through April 20
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (March 1, 2019) – Spring is just around the corner and so is the arrival of the Easter Bunny at La Palmera.
To celebrate, La Palmera will host a special party on Sunday, March 10, from 2–5 p.m. in Center Court. The event is free and includes the arrival of the Easter Bunny along with a petting zoo, face painting, a balloon artist, as well as arts and crafts (while supplies last).
Easter is Sunday, April 21, and the Easter Bunny will be available to meet boys and girls and pose for photos through Saturday, April 20, in Center Court during mall hours. Once the Easter Bunny arrives, guests who would like a shorter wait can get a Fast Pass, allowing them to reserve at time for their visit and pre-pay for their photo package. Guests can go online to lapalmera.com to reserve and their time; photo packages start at $24.99.
La Palmera will also host a special breakfast with the Easter Bunny event on Tuesday, April 2, as part of the monthly Tide Turners Kids Club event for kids 5 and under. Held in Center Court from 10 a.m.–noon, the event is free and includes arts and crafts, games, snacks and more.
The Easter Bunny Cares program for special needs children will be held Sunday, March 31 and April 7, from 9–11 a.m. These events provide a sensory-friendly environment before the mall opens — no fountain, no background music, no crowds — giving those with developmental or physical challenges and their families more time to enjoy quiet one-on-one time for photos with the Easter Bunny. Provided in partnership with Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs, which oversees photo programs at La Palmera, guests can make the required reservations online at lapalmera.com.
Pet lovers can bring their fur babies to one of four “Pet Night with the Easter Bunny” events, each featuring a local animal organization. This year’s events are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2–3 and April 9–10, from 5–8 p.m. Only dogs and cats are permitted, and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.
For more information, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge or call (361) 991-3755.
New tenant officially announced as mall redevelopment continues
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 12, 2019) – La Palmera today announced women’s clothier Torrid will open this year at La Palmera.
Known for its trendy plus-size fashion for women and teen girls, the new 3,000-square-foot Torrid store will be located adjacent to Gordon’s Jewelers near Center Court. The store will feature flawless fits, comfortable fabrics, and versatile trends designed for size 10–30, including tops, jackets, jeans, dresses, undergarments, lingerie and fashion footwear.
Construction has already begun with opening scheduled for early spring.
“Torrid will be our next new tenant to open as part of our ongoing mall redevelopment,” said Fred Walters, vice president and general manager of La Palmera. “They will join Dave & Buster’s in the block of recently renovated space adjacent to La Palmera’s main entrance. We have a lot more planned for the mall moving forward and hope to have other announcements in the near future.”
WHAT: Dave & Buster’s Grand Opening
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 — 11 a.m.
WHERE: La Palmera (adjacent to JCPenney)
After weeks of final preparation, Dave & Buster’s is ready to make its Coastal Bend debut at La Palmera with a grand opening set for Monday, Dec. 17, There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. prior to the official 11 a.m. opening.
The approximately 18,000-square-foot restaurant and gaming center is the first new tenant to open as part of La Palmera’s ongoing expansion and redevelopment. Dave & Buster’s will offer guests a combination of the latest state-of-the-art games, ultimate sports-viewing on massive HDTVs with stadium sound, extraordinary food from wings to steaks, and remarkable drinks.
Hours for Dave & Buster’s will be Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–midnight, and Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
To coordinate coverage, contact Alex Dubois with Dave & Buster’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or (832) 372-8801.
Seasonal programs assist Coastal Bend non-profits
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) – As residents gear up to begin their annual holiday shopping, La Palmera is once again preparing to kick off a number of programs designed to provide special seasonal services while assisting community organizations.
Although Macy’s and JCPenney will open late Thanksgiving Day, La Palmera officially will be closed. JCPenney will open at 2 p.m. and Macy’s at 5 p.m.; shoppers may access the stores through the outer doors of each as the mall entrances will not be open. On Friday, Nov. 23, the mall doors will open at 6 a.m. for access to select stores opening early, with all stores opening by 10 a.m. A full schedule of early store openings will be available at lapalmera.com.
Meanwhile, many of La Palmera’s annual holiday events are already underway.
Boys and girls are invited to stop by for visits with Santa Claus, presented by Apollo Towing, every day through Dec. 24 in Center Court during mall hours. Guests may pre-purchase their photo package and reserve a time for their Santa visit with a FastPass, available online at lapalmera.com.
Now in its tenth year, “Pet Night with Santa,” presented by Apollo Towing, will return for six nights beginning in November. Guests may bring their favorite dog or cat Monday and Tuesday evenings, November 19–20, 26–27 and Dec. 3–4 from 5-8 p.m. As always, the events feature a local organization benefitting animals, including Gulf Coast Humane Society, Mission Pawsible, Kanines and Kitties, and The Cattery Cat Shelter. Only dogs and cats are permitted, and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.
Guests can once again take advantage of La Palmera’s charity gift-wrapping service every Friday through Sunday beginning Nov. 30, and the entire week before Christmas. The gift–wrapping station is located on the Main Level near Concierge where volunteers from local charities will provide their wrapping services for donations each of those days from noon–6 p.m.: The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (11/30–12/2), Relay for Life — American Cancer Society (12/7–9), Bikes for Kids (12/14–16), Coastal Bend Blood Center (12/17–19), CASA of the Coastal Bend (12/20–22) and Foster Angels of South Texas (12/23–24).
The Santa Cares program for special needs children will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 and 9, from 9–11 a.m. These events provide a sensory-friendly environment before the mall opens — no fountain, no background music, no crowds — giving those with developmental or physical challenges and their families more time to enjoy quiet one-on-one time for photos with Santa. Provided in partnership with Autism Speaks and Cherry Hill Programs, which oversees photo programs at La Palmera, guests can make the required reservations online at lapalmera.com.
La Palmera will host a special Breakfast with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–noon in Center Court as part of the monthly Tide Turners Kids Club event. Designed for kids 5 and under this free event includes arts and crafts, story time, refreshments and more.
The Salvation Army bell ringers will also be stationed in their traditional locations at select mall entrances.
For more information on La Palmera and holiday events, go to lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-3755.
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 H&M. 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 www.lapalmera.com, or call (361) 991-3755.
About Trademark Property Co.
Trademark Property Company is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. In its over 25 years of business, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed 14.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth $3.4 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 200 employees is responsible for approximately 7.1 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: 5000 South Hulen (Fort Worth, Texas), Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Annapolis Towne Centre (Annapolis, Md.), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Galleria Dallas (Dallas, Texas), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas) and Zona Rosa (Kansas City, Mo.). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
WHAT: Santa’s Arrival at La Palmera
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7 – 6–8:30 p.m. (indoor activities)
6:30 p.m. Santa’s Magical Illuminated Parade, presented by Apollo Towing
Coastal Bend residents are once again invited to La Palmera’s annual holiday event to welcome Santa on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6–8:30 p.m., highlighted by Santa’s Magical Illuminated Parade, presented by Apollo Towing.
Guests may bring their lawn chairs and get a good a spot for the outdoor portion of the evening, which begins at 6 p.m. Four of Santa’s reindeer will be on display with festive street fair performers including stilt walkers and dancers entertaining the crowds as they await Santa’s Magical Illuminated Parade, presented by Apollo Towing. Indoor activities, including arts and crafts, face painting and entertainment, also begin at 6 p.m.
The parade will step off at 6:30 p.m. from the west side of Dillard’s, making its way along the front of the mall to the east side of JCPenney. Many community groups have once again signed up to participate and Santa Claus will once again be the grand finale.
Once the parade has concluded, Santa’s reindeer will remain outside until 8 p.m. Inside, the street fair entertainers are on hand until 8 p.m., live performances are scheduled on The Stage at La Palmera Cafés, presented by HEB, in the food court until 8:30 p.m., while the mall’s Upper Level features photo ops with masked superheroes; face painting, and arts and crafts (while supplies last).
Santa will head to Center Court to begin meeting boys and girls and posing for annual holiday photos, presented by Apollo Towing, until 9 p.m. Guests can see Santa that evening through December 24 during mall hours.
To coordinate event coverage, contact Danielle Howell at email@example.com,
or (361) 462-0741.