Facade renovation work continues

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Salons by JC has announced it will open at The Shops at La Palmera in early 2016.

With locations across the country, Salons by JC leases luxurious and fully customizable salon suites to independent beauty and wellness practitioners, providing each the opportunity to have their own business without the expense or duties of operating a salon.

The 7,842-square-foot Salons by JC will be located in the building adjacent to DSW Shoes. Renovation work to update the facade of the building is currently underway, marking the final phase of exterior renovation work at The Shops at La Palmera. In addition to the new Salons by JC location, the building currently houses SAS Shoes, Sunshine Dental, and Victoria’s Jewels. All businesses will continue to be open during the final phases of the work, which is scheduled to wrap in late summer.

“The La Palmera Shopping District continues to be an economic engine for Corpus Christi,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “The Coastal Bend is a very desirable location for many national retailers and we are pleased to provide them with the best location available. ”

For more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, or call (361) 991-3755.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

The Shops at La Palmera is a 230,602-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Shops at La Palmera features more than 20 local and national retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, DSW, Destination XL, dressbarn, Corner Bakery Café and Chipotle Mexican Grill. 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 www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

“#myLPreason” campaign wins national award, community support

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 10, 2015) – La Palmera’s most recent effort to effectively incorporate social media into its marketing has paid off. The “myLPreason” campaign is not only popular with shoppers, it has also garnered national recognition, receiving a prestigious Silver MAXI Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

The U.S. MAXI Awards showcase creative and innovative practices that paint the picture for the future of the industry. La Palmera’s “myLPreason” campaign was recognized in the Traditional Marketing category for executing an award-winning strategy across a number of subcategories: advertising, business-to-business, cause related marketing, event and sales promotions, and public relations to re-energize the center and give back to the community. La Palmera received the award May 17 during ICSC’s RECon 2015, the world’s largest annual retail real estate convention held this year in Las Vegas.

The “myLPreason” campaign was introduced to Coastal Bend shoppers in 2014 as a way to engage them with the 1-million square foot regional mall as a brand in and of itself. Shoppers have been sharing their photos and reasons for liking and shopping at La Palmera via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #myLPreason. A full-length selfie mirror was also installed on the mall’s upper level to encourage shopper engagement with the mall and to promote La Palmera as a destination for shopping and dining. Shoppers receive an on-site print out of their photo when they share it via social media using #myLPreason.

Over the past year, La Palmera has seen 3.15 million impressions through the myLPreason effort, and a 22% increase in social media engagement.

“We are very pleased to have been able to build a very loyal fan base for La Palmera, and receiving industry recognition for this latest effort is very gratifying,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. ““La Palmera uses both traditional and social media marketing to increase sales, traffic, and online interaction, but the ‘myLPreason’ campaign depends exclusively on our customers’ participation. It’s very common for individual brands to engage customers and build loyalty in this way, but we are a venue, which can be a little trickier.”

La Palmera uses Tint Up software to facilitate assimilation of the dozens of daily #myLPreason posts to display on screens throughout La Palmera. ArtFly Design, LLC, the designers behind the campaign, run hashtag sweepstakes across all platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, giving away La Palmera Shopping District Gift Cards to encourage a continuous stream of social media chatter around the hashtag #myLPreason.

Professional recognition for the MAXI award was given to Walters; Amanda Sanchez, Assistant General Manager, La Palmera; Kymberley Scalia, Director of Corporate Marketing, Trademark Property Co.; and Amanda Garcia, Creative Director, ArtFly Design, LLC.

For more information on La Palmera or The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, 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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

ABOUT ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.

Marble Slab Creamery and The Beef Jerky Outlet now open; Today’s Vision to open next week

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 26, 2015) – The La Palmera Shopping District continues to grow with the opening of three new tenants at The Shops at La Palmera.

The Beef Jerky Outlet (1,500 sf) opened Saturday, February 21, featuring 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. The store is located near Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Marble Slab Creamery opened February 15 in its new location (1,631 sf) adjacent to Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill, offering fresh homemade ice cream and unlimited mix-ins for guests to create their own favorite flavors.

Located between Marble Slab and The Beef Jerky Outlet is Today’s Vision (2,069 sf), scheduled to open Monday, March 2. The Today’s Vision staff of eye doctors are trained to diagnose and treat dry eye, allergies, infections, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, among other eye diseases as well as co-manage LASIK surgery, and provide diagnostic testing.

“The Shops at La Palmera continues to provide businesses a foothold in the desirable Corpus Christi market,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera “We are pleased to continue providing new shopping and dining options to residents and visitors in the Coastal Bend.”

For more information on La Palmera or The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com or www.theshopsatlapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, or call (361) 991-3755.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

The Shops at La Palmera is a 230,602-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Shops at La Palmera features more than 20 local and national retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, DSW, Destination XL, dressbarn, Corner Bakery Café and Chipotle Mexican Grill. 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 www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

Special events planned around March 3 arrival

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 19, 2015) – The Easter Bunny is heading to Corpus Christi, arriving at La Palmera on Tuesday, March 3, with a special breakfast celebration in the morning and a public showing of the animated film, “Hop,” that evening with the Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater.

The breakfast event will be part of the free, monthly Tide Turners Kids Club event held on the upper level near the children’s play area from 10 a.m.-noon. The Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m. for breakfast with the children, provided by Chick-fil-A. After spending some time with the children at the event, the Easter Bunny will move to his Center Court location.

Tide Turners activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and games. The first 100 Tide Turner members will receive a free goodie bag and there will be drawings for four goodie-filled Easter baskets.

Tide Turners membership is free with registration available online at lapalmera.com.

La Palmera has partnered with the Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater for a free public showing of the animated/live-action film, “Hop,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. that evening in the food court, followed by a drawing for a prize-filled Easter basket. Moviegoers are invited to sit in the existing food court seating and the first 100 children will receive a goodie bag.

Russell Brand, James Marsden and Elizabeth Perkins star in the 2011 film about E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son and heir apparent to the Easter Bunny job, who instead encounters some trouble when he runs off to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a drummer in a rock band. The film is rated PG with a running time of 94 minutes.

The Easter Bunny will be in his La Palmera Center Court location every day through Saturday, April 4, to meet and greet children and pose for photos during regular mall hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pet owners can bring their favorite furry family member to “Pet Night with the Easter Bunny” on Tuesday, March 10, 17 and 24 from 5-8 p.m. with a portion of the photo proceeds to benefit Mission Pawsible (3/10), PAAC (People Assisting Animal Control) (3/17), and PAWS Up (3/24). 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.

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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

Only publicly available Tesla High Power Connector in the Texas Coastal Bend region

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 10, 2015) – Drivers of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle are now able to plug in at La Palmera with the unveiling of the car company’s High Power Connector, the first, and currently only, free public destination charging location in the Coastal Bend region.

The connector, which supplies twice the amperage of a 240V electrical outlet, will add 58 miles of range to the Model S in one hour.

There are more than 50,000 Model S vehicles on the road worldwide, and roughly 2,500 in Texas. Currently there are dozens of destination charging locations like La Palmera, with the next closest Texas locations in Houston and San Antonio. The High Power Connector, similar to those installed by Tesla owners for home use, will fully charge a Model S to a range of 256 miles in five hours. Tesla also has five Superchargers in Texas, which provide a full charge to a Model S in under an hour.

“We are pleased to be working with Tesla on this project and are excited to be part of their growing network of charging locations,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “As a destination charging station, we will be providing a service not only to our shoppers and local owners, but to Tesla owners traveling in our state as well, who have all been waiting for a charging station in the Coastal Bend region.”

“Our growing Supercharger network has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers,” said Tesla Communications Manager Alexis Georgeson. “Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers, and then stop at night to stay at one of the many hotels and resorts that have installed Tesla High Power Wall Connectors. By offering convenient destination charging services to Model S owners, La Palmera is replicating the convenience our owners have become accustomed to at home.”

La Palmera also offers a traditional charger for other model electric vehicles. The stations are located adjacent to mall’s exterior wall in the parking area between JCPenney and Macy’s off McArdle Road, and are marked with signage and wall graphics. Drivers will pull into one of the two designated parking spaces for charging and simply plug in the appropriate connector. The chargers are available free of charge during regular mall hours on a first come, first served basis.

Specially marked ‘E’ parking spaces for fuel-efficient and low-emitting vehicles are also available, located near mall entrances.

For more information on La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, 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 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

Cupid Concierge offers gift-buying advice; charity gift wrapping planned

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (February 5, 2015) – If you’re looking for a special gift this Valentine’s Day, La Palmera can help with advice on what to get and where to get it, a way to have it beautifully wrapped, and even a rose to top it all off.

This year, Valentine’s shoppers can get a little extra help from “Cupid Concierge,” who will be available on La Palmera’s social media platforms February 8-14. Cupid will provide helpful gift suggestions each day, post photos of gift ideas found around La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera, and share helpful information on Valentine’s promotions from various stores via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Cupid will also field shopping questions from 2-6 p.m. each of those days.

Once they find the right gift, shoppers will be able to get them wrapped with La Palmera’s popular charity gift-wrapping service for Valentine’s Day. Located on the Main Level near Concierge, volunteers from The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi will be on site February 7-8, and Dress for Success will be on hand February 12-14, each providing their wrapping services for donations from noon-6 p.m. each day.

La Palmera will be giving away a Valentine’s Day gift package valued at more than $700. Shoppers can enter through February 12, on site at participating stores including Aveda Institute Corpus Christi, Bourbon Street Candy Co., Great American Cookies, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, JCPenney (fine jewelry department), Pandora, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Sun Optics, as well as online at lapalmera.com.  The winner will be announced February 13 on La Palmera’s Facebook page.

Guests using the La Palmera valet parking service on Valentine’s Day will also receive a red rose, while supplies last.

For more information on La Palmera or The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, 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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

New cistern at The Shops at La Palmera making good use of collected rainwater

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (January 27, 2015) – Every cloud has a silver lining for The Shops at La Palmera, particularly when those clouds hold rain.

A 5,300-gallon cistern located between T.J. Maxx and Big Lots now collects runoff rainwater for landscape irrigation, allowing The Shops at La Palmera to offset its use of municipal water. A full cistern provides one week’s worth of watering.

“This is our latest effort to conserve water, complementing what we already do at La Palmera,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “It only makes sense to utilize this type of technology, which is really just a new spin on the old fashioned rain barrel. It allows us to collect what would otherwise be runoff and put it to good use. As far as we know, this is the first commercial cistern system in the Coastal Bend region.”

Made of corrugated galvanized steel, with a geo-textile pre-liner and PVC liner system, the tank stores runoff rainwater flowing from the building with the largest roof surface area, approximately 74,200 square feet. The water is filtered for sediment as it flows off the roof through a downspout into the tank, which is connected with a pump to the irrigation system. Spec-All Products, Inc., of Austin handled the installation.

“SAP has experience with commercial grade systems, installing galvanized tanks for rainwater collection across the country since 203, but primarily operate in Texas and New Mexico,” said Peyton Shipman, general manager of Spec-All Products. “In the years prior to that, we specialized in building wooden tanks, which were the norm for storage throughout history. Commercial use is what sparked the move to the steel, which is obviously lower maintenance than wood. Although we install cisterns for existing developments like The Shops at La Palmera, we are also seeing a trend of developers including cisterns in their plans for new projects.”

Although there are many variables affecting the amount of rainwater actually collected at any given time, the general rule of thumb is approximately 600-650 gallons for every 1,000 square feet of collection area based on a 1-inch rainfall. The National Weather Service (NOAA) website lists 2014 Corpus Christi rainfall at 29.36 inches.

“We utilize native plants in our landscaping for both The Shops at La Palmera as well as La Palmera to cut down on water usage,” said Walters. “As long as Mother Nature cooperates from time to time allowing us to fill our cistern, we will be able to save even more.”

Following the completion of its two-year redevelopment in 2010, La Palmera was awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first mall to receive the prestigious recognition. The mall also incorporates a number of water saving methods.

  • La Palmera saves nearly 3,000 gallons of water each day by having high-efficiency fixtures, which is enough water saved to fill up 100 bathtubs a day. That’s roughly a 46% reduction in water use through the use of high-efficiency lavatory faucets, urinals, and toilets.
  • The fountain in Center Court re-circulates 1,000 gallons of water approximately 28 times every day.
  • By using native and adapted plants, drip irrigation for all areas except lawns, and automated controllers with rain and freeze sensors, La Palmera uses about 50% less water for irrigation than standard developments of this size. That’s saving an average of 356 gallons a day.

For more information on the La Palmera Shopping District, including La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, or call (361) 991-3755.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

The Shops at La Palmera is a 230,602-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Shops at La Palmera features more than 20 local and national retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, DSW, Destination XL, dressbarn, Corner Bakery Café and Chipotle Mexican Grill. 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 www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT SPEC-ALL PRODUCTS, INC.

Spec-All Products, Inc. is a Texas-based distributor of CorGal water storage tanks serving Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Louisiana. SAP is also a commercial construction company selling and building liquid storage tanks, material storage bins, grain bins, steel enclosures and other special projects. We also develop, design and construct towers with tanks for signage or elevated storage of materials. For more information, go to http://specallproducts.com/index.html

OshKosh B’Gosh announced for La Palmera; MAC Cosmetics now open

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (January 13, 2015) – The La Palmera Shopping District continues to bring new businesses to Corpus Christi with the opening of MAC Cosmetics and the announcement of OshKosh B’Gosh, both at La Palmera.

The 1,000-square-foot MAC Cosmetics opened January 8 on the mall’s lower level next to Soma Intimates, with its extensive line of professional make-up artist quality cosmetics and accessories.

Also announced for La Palmera is OshKosh B’Gosh, offering everything from casual playwear to special occasion dresses for kids. The new 3,127-square-foot store will be located next to Carter’s in the outdoor main entrance area of the mall. Construction is expected to begin this spring.

Three other retailers will soon open at The Shops at La Palmera as well. Marble Slab Creamery, which relocated from La Palmera, will open its new 1,631-square-foot location next to Subway by the end of January. Next to Marble Slab will be Today’s Vision, slated to open its new 2,069-square-foot location mid-February, while construction also continues on the 1,500-square-foot Beef Jerky Outlet located adjacent to Today’s Vision.

“The La Palmera Shopping District continues to draw new business and contribute to the Coastal Bend economy,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “We are pleased with the caliber of retailers we continue to bring to Corpus Christi as we continue to refine our retail and dining mix.”

For more information on La Palmera or The Shops at La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com, visit us on Facebook, 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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

The Shops at La Palmera is a 230,602-square-foot outdoor center located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Shops at La Palmera features more than 20 local and national retail and dining options, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, DSW, Destination XL, dressbarn, Corner Bakery Café and Chipotle. 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 www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

Annual La Palmera programs raise awareness and dollars for local no-profits

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 25, 2014) – The holiday shopping season officially begins this week with Black Friday sales and the start of extended holiday hours at La Palmera, but it is also the season to support local Coastal Bend charities.

“This is the season of giving and we want that to extend to our local charities that do so much for our community,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “We host a number of annual programs and events at La Palmera to assist these groups in raising money and awareness and are grateful for the public support we receive. This year we are working with 10 different organizations throughout the holiday season.”

Guests can once again enjoy the Forest of Giving, a collection of uniquely decorated trees representing seven local charities: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi; CASA of the Coastal Bend; Dress for Success; Mission Pawsible Animal Assistance; For the Love of Strays; Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi, decorated by Tejas Broadcasting; and Bikes for Kids, decorated by Malkan Interactive. Located near Aldo Shoes, the public is invited to vote for their favorite through December 10. The tree receiving the most votes will then receive $2,500 for the Coastal Bend charity of their choice from La Palmera.

Santa is available for visits and photos with boys and girls through Dec. 24 in Center Court during extended holiday mall hours, but pet lovers can bring their favorite dog or cat for “Pet Night with Santa” held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 5-8 p.m. A portion of the photo proceeds from those events will benefit local animal organizations: For the Love of Strays (12/2), The Cattery (12/9), and Paws Up (12/16). Only dogs and cats are permitted and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

Guests can also take advantage of La Palmera’s popular charity gift-wrapping service every Friday through Sunday beginning Dec. 5. Volunteers representing Bikes for Kids (12/5–7), The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi (12/12–4), and CASA of the Coastal Bend (12/19–21) will each

take a weekend and be stationed on the main level near Concierge, providing their wrapping services for donations. Volunteers from Dress for Success will also be on hand Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 22–24 to wrap gifts for last minute shoppers.

For more information on holiday happenings, visit La Palmera on Facebook or at www.lapalmera.com, stop by Concierge, or call (361) 991-5718.

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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.

Mall opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day; all stores open by 6 a.m. for Black Friday shopping

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (November 21, 2014) – Those hoping to get an early start on their holiday shopping will have their wish fulfilled with many La Palmera stores opening Thanksgiving evening.

La Palmera will open its doors at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, November 27, with more than 40 retailers opening for business throughout the evening, most between 5-8 p.m. Beall’s will get an even earlier start that day, opening at 4 p.m. All La Palmera stores will be open at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 28, and remain open until the mall closes at 10 p.m.

An up-to-date list of store openings is available at lapalmera.com.

“We will once again be opening Thanksgiving night to accommodate our tenants and shoppers wanting to get an early start,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Last year we opened our doors at midnight with almost all stores open at that time, but this year, retailers are tailoring their schedules a little more to what they think their shoppers will want, so that makes for an earlier start. We’ll be open for 29 straight hours, which is a first.”

In addition to La Palmera’s regular tenants, shoppers will once again find many seasonal favorites, including Hickory Farms, Toys ”R” Us Express, and Calendar Club.

La Palmera’s extended holiday hours will also begin on November 28 and run through December 24, with an extra hour of shopping the day after Christmas as well.

For more information on Black Friday, including a complete list of store openings, holiday hours, and special deals, 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, 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 www.lapalmera.com; or call (361) 991-3755.