For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING GETS EARLY START AT LA PALMERA

Mall opening Thanksgiving Day at 8 p.m. with special deals and start of holiday hours

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) – s the holidays draw near, so does holiday shopping, which begins early this year on Thanksgiving Day at La Palmera.

La Palmera will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, November 28, with 49 tenants – 43 retailers and six food locations – open for business, with most other stores opening at midnight. Beall’s will get an even earlier start, opening at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The mall will remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday, November 29.

A complete list of the most up-to-date store openings is available at lapalmera.com.

“We opened at midnight for Black Friday the last two years and were extremely busy,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “This is the first year for La Palmera to be open on Thanksgiving and we’ll be open for 26 straight hours, also a first.”

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

Shoppers spending $250 or more between 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and 10 p.m. on Black Friday will be able to take a turn at the holiday “Gift Grabber” claw machine located at Concierge, with a chance to “pick up” a prize, including gift cards and prizes from La Palmera merchants (while supplies last).

La Palmera’s extended holiday hours will also begin on November 29 and run through January 1.

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.

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

For more information, contact: Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915 alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELERS GRAND OPENING AT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (November 20, 2013) –Jared The Galleria of Jewelers, will open this Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m., at The Shops at La Palmera.

This is the first Corpus Christi location for Jared, known for its extensive selection of jewelry and knowledgeable staff. The 6,000-square-foot store is located in a newly constructed pad space at along Staples Street. Store hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.

To celebrate, Jared will hold a grand opening event the following Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a radio remote that day with The Beach 96.5, and shoppers can enter to win a pair  of 1.5 carat Leo Diamond stud earrings. (See store for details.)

“We continue to roll along as we prepare for the holidays shopping season,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Jared is the fourth new store to open at The Shops at La Palmera in just the last month. We’re already receiving some great feedback on the center as we continue its transformation. The Shops at La Palmera is really an extension of La Palmera mall, creating a great shopping district here in Corpus Christi.”

Three other new tenants have already opened in the last month. Dick’s Sporting Goods held its grand opening on Nov. 1, with T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods opening on Nov. 17. Victoria’s Jewels is also celebrating its 35th anniversary with a grand opening of its newly remodeled store this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day For more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
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, Corner Bakery Café, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, as well as DSW Shoe Warehouse when completed in 2014. 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.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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LA PALMERA READY TO “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Local charities to benefit from multiple events

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) – La Palmera may offer the best shopping south of the North Pole, but this holiday, it will also be the place to “Make a Difference” in the Coastal Bend community.

“Shoppers love the holiday atmosphere at La Palmera as well as the variety and convenience we offer,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “But on a deeper level, La Palmera is also committed to ‘Make a Difference’ in our community, a concept we embrace year-round. During the holidays, the need can be even greater, so we’re working to help as many Coastal Bend organizations as possible through a variety of programs and are grateful for the public support we receive.”

Guests can once again take advantage of La Palmera’s popular charity gift-wrapping service every Friday through Sunday beginning November 29. Volunteers representing Texas-South Fastpitch (11/29-12/1), Bikes for Kids (12/6-8), Dress for Success (12/13-15), and CASA of the Coastal Bend (12/20-22) will each take a weekend and be stationed on the main level near Concierge, providing their wrapping services for donations. Volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters will also be on hand Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24 to wrap gifts for last minute shoppers.

Santa is available for visits and photos with boys and girls through Dec. 24 in Center Court during mall holiday hours, but pet lovers can also bring their favorite canine or kitty for “Pet Night with Santa” held Sunday, Nov. 24 from 5-7 p.m., and Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. A portion of the photo proceeds from those events will benefit local animals organizations, including PAWS Up (12/8). Only dogs and cats are permitted and all animals must remain on a leash or in a carrier at all times.

While waiting to visit with Santa, guests will meander through the Forest of Giving, a collection of 11 uniquely decorated trees representing local charities. The public is invited to vote through Dec. 15 for their favorite, and the tree receiving the most votes will receive $2,500 from La Palmera for the charity represented.

The Salvation Army has its Angel Tree located in the Center Court Forest of Giving, as well as the traditional bell ringing campaign at the mall entrances, and the U.S. Marines Toys For Tots collection box is located at Concierge.

The holiday atmosphere will include surprise visits from “Freddy the Elf” spreading holiday cheer – and special deals – throughout La Palmera. Shoppers can follow Freddy on Twitter to see what he will do next.

There will be also be live entertainment throughout the holidays with numerous school and community groups already scheduled to entertain shoppers with holiday music and performances beginning December 7 in the food court. Groups interested in performing are asked to contact La Palmera for more information.

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

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

For more information, contact: Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915 alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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T.J. MAXX AND HOMEGOODS READY FOR GRAND OPENINGS AT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
Victoria’s Jewels also celebrating 35th anniversary with grand opening of new store

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (November 13, 2013) – T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods two of the nation’s leading value priced retailers will open next week at The Shops at La Palmera.

The two stores will open Sunday, November 17, at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This is the first Corpus Christi location for T.J. Maxx, the retailer known for its rapidly changing assortment of fashionable, quality brand-name merchandise, as well as HomeGoods, specializing in home fashions and furniture, decorative accessories and giftware. The two are located adjacent to one another and share a 44,750-square-foot space with separate entrances. Once inside, shoppers can move freely between the two stores.

“The Shops at La Palmera continues to take shape with the opening of T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “We’re pleased to have so many new options available for Corpus Christi shoppers and all in time for the holidays.”

Victoria’s Jewels will also celebrate its 35th Anniversary with a grand opening of its newly remodeled store at The Shops at La Palmera. The event will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day with a trunk show featuring the Bellari colored gemstone collection along with hors d’oeuvres and chocolates. For more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
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 when completed in 2014. 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.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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SANTA ARRIVAL KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON AT LA PALMERA

Big crowds expected for annual holiday event Thursday, Nov. 7

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) – There are only eight weekends left before Christmas and merchants are quickly preparing for holiday shoppers. The season will officially begin at La Palmera with the annual arrival of Santa Claus on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The evening’s activities will take place from 5-8 p.m., with Santa’s arrival in a horse drawn carriage at 6 p.m. at the mall’s main entrance.

Guests will enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the mall with face painting, arts and crafts, the Texas State Aquarium “Animal Encounter,” local mascots, plus cookies and storytelling with Mrs. Claus in the children’s play area on the upper level. Guests will also see Freddie The Elf, who will be at La Palmera throughout the holiday season to bestow holiday cheer and gifts on La Palmera shoppers.

La Palmera merchants will be part of the festive atmosphere with promotions and specials, as well as giveaways throughout the evening, including a $500 La Palmera Gift Card.

As is tradition, there will be a special ceremony to welcome Santa upon his arrival at the main entrance by P.F. Chang’s and Grimaldi’s. Santa will then be greeted by his helpers and members of the U.S. Marine Corps who will escort him to his traditional throne in Center Court.

While waiting to visit with Santa, guests will meander through the Forest of Giving, a collection of 12 trees uniquely decorated by participating local charities. The public is invited to vote for their favorite Nov. 7 through Dec. 15, and the tree receiving the most votes will then receive $2,500 for the Coastal Bend charity of their choice from La Palmera.

For the latest on La Palmera, go online to www.lapalmera.com or visit us on Facebook, stop by Concierge, or call (361) 991-5718.

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

For more information, contact: Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915 alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS GRAND OPENING AT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Oct. 30, 2013) – Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, is now open at The Shops at La Palmera, and will celebrate with a three-day grand opening event beginning Friday, Nov. 1.

The grand opening celebration begins 8 a.m. Friday and continues through Sunday, November 3. Special extended store hours will be in effect for Friday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.), and Sunday (9 a.m.-8 p.m.).

The 61,233-square-foot store is the 21st Dick’s Sporting Goods location in Texas. The new store will feature over 40 services performed by Dick’s certified PROS in Golf, Bike, Hunting, Fishing, Team Sports and more. Other new retailers, including T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry are also scheduled to open in time for holiday shopping.

“We’re very happy to have Dick’s Sporting Goods opening this weekend,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “This was one of the first new tenants we announced earlier this year and everything has progressed on schedule. Dick’s Sporting Goods will be a great addition for Corpus Christi shoppers.”

There will be giveaways throughout the weekend, including a free Mystery Gift Card valued from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line on Friday and Saturday, a free Under Armour Tech™ T-shirt for the first 100 people in line on Saturday, and a free Scratch & Win card for the first 100 adults in line on Sunday.

On Saturday, former San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets player Robert Horry will make an appearance in-store from noon-2 p.m. Dick’s will distribute 350 wristbands beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning on a first-come, first-served basis; fans must have a wristband and must be in the “Special Appearance” line by noon to receive an autograph from the seven-time NBA champion. (Limit one wristband and one autograph per person. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.)

Blair Wiggins, host of television’s popular “Addictive Fishing” show will be in store to meet and greet fans Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Autographs are limited to one per person and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only. (Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.) Visit www.DicksSportingGoodsOnline.com/GrandOpen/CorpusChristi for more grand opening event details. For more information on The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.theshopsatlapalmera.com.

ABOUT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of October 25, 2013, the Company operated 527 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores in 45 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.DicksSportingGoods.com/Investors. The Company’s website is not part of this release.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
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 when completed in 2014. 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.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
alarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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IT’S A GIRL THING

Popular Ladies Night Out event returns to La Palmera October 3

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (September 27, 2013) – Ladies Night Out is returning to La Palmera Thursday, October 3, for another night of fashion, food and fun.

The free event will be held in Center Court from 5:30–8 p.m. Presented by K99 and KSAB, guests will enjoy light bites from a variety of restaurants, including P.F. Chang’s and Corner Bakery Café, and beverage sampling for those 21 and over, live music and giveaways, including a $500 La Palmera gift basket, and the latest fashion trends in the Aveda Institute fashion showcase.

More than 450 ladies attended the inaugural event in June and more than 500 have already RSVP’d for the Oct. 3 event.

“Ladies Night out at La Palmera is proving to be even more popular than we imagined,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “We received a lot of positive feedback from attendees and merchants alike and we plan to continue hosting these events about once a quarter.”

More than a dozen merchants throughout the mall will also provide special promotions for the ladies all evening, many with refreshments and music, including a raffle for a bangle bracelet at Pandora, signature hand demos featuring the newest fragrances at Bath & Body Works, make-up applications, relaxation rituals and more at Aveda Institute of Corpus Christi, and a jewelry set raffle at Francesca’s.

Reservations are not required, but strongly recommended to reserve a spot. Guests may RSVP in person at Concierge, or online at lapalmera.com or Facebook /lapalmeracc. Those who RSVP by October 1 will receive an e-mail with event details, including the list of special store promotions for that evening.

For more information on Ladies Night Out, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge, or call (361) 991-3755.

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

For additional information, contact: Kymberley Scalia (214) 695-8261 kscalia@trademarkproperty.com

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TRADEMARK ANNOUNCES DSW DESIGNER SHOE WAREHOUSE COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA IN CORPUS CHRISTI

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 29, 2013) – Trademark Property Company, the Fort Worth-based real estate development, investments, and services firm, today announced DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, will open at The Shops at La Palmera, a 200,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Construction has begun on the 18,000-square-foot DSW, which is located adjacent to Catherine’s. This is the first Corpus Christi location for DSW Inc., which is scheduled to open in early 2014.

A popular destination for savvy shoe lovers, DSW Inc. offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. DSW Inc. operates 376 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

“We continue to welcome new national tenants to The Shops at La Palmera, including DSW,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “The project remains on schedule and shoppers will begin to see more of their favorite retailers opening this fall.”

Four previously announced tenants – Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods – are under construction and slated to open this fall, while Corner Bakery Café opened July 1.

The Shops at La Palmera is located across from La Palmera, a 1-million-square-foot super regional mall which underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.

ABOUT DSW INC.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear, handbag and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer fashion for women, men, and kids. As of August 5, 2013, DSW operates 377 Designer Shoe Warehouse stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com, and a mobile website, http://m.dsw.com. DSW also supplies footwear to 351 leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit http://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLovers and like DSW on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DSW

ABOUT TRADEMARK
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 THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
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 2014. 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 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) 991-5718.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
atlarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE READY FOR GRAND OPENING

Forever 21 closing for major renovations; Benjamin’s and other end-of-summer events planned

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (August 9, 2013) – Summer is winding down, but things are still busy as ever at La Palmera.

The new LongHorn Steakhouse at La Palmera will hold a ribbon cutting Monday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m., and open for lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Located at the front of La Palmera between Ulta and the food court entrance, hours for the 6,500-square-foot restaurant will be Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. This is the first Coastal Bend location for Lo“The end of summer can generally be a slower time for retail, but that is certainly not the case at La Palmera,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “We’re very excited about the new LongHorn Steakhouse and have already gotten great feedback on our newest dining option.”

Also on Monday, Forever 21 will begin a major renovation of its two-level store. The upper and lower stores will close end of business on Sunday, August 11, following the tax-free weekend. The new two-level Forever 21, which will include an expanded lower level and an escalator, is scheduled to reopen this fall.

There are several other events planned at La Palmera prior to school starting August 26. Benjamin’s will have a local artist in Center Court August 17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to customize any purchase of Tom’s shoes, the Summer of Fun series of free Wednesday night music ends August 14 with Sunday night movies wrapping up August 18, and a blood drive is scheduled August 24 from noon-6 p.m.

For more information on La Palmera, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge, or call (361) 991-3755.

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

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Larrabee (361) 986-7915
atlarrabee@trademarkproperty.com

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LA PALMERA READY FOR TAX-FREE SHOPPERS

Mall expecting busy weekend as retailers offer back-to-school savings

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (August 7, 2013) – As parents and students count down the days until school begins, many are also planning to take advantage of tax-free shopping August 9-11 to purchase back-to-school items, including clothing, shoes and accessories.

“The tax-free shopping weekend is always one of the busiest of the year,” said La Palmera General Manager Fred Walters. “Families now plan on these weekends to save money, particularly those buying for more than one student.”

La Palmera will have extended hours on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Officers from the Corpus Christi Police Department will be on site Friday through Sunday to assist with traffic control, making it easier for customers to navigate their way in and out of parking areas.

Valet parking is available for $7 at the main entrance near P.F. Chang’s and for added convenience, shoppers can now call in or text their valet claim number to (361) 283-0777 and have their car waiting for them.

Tax-free items once again include most basic school supplies as well backpacks, clothing, shoes and many accessories under $100 used by elementary and secondary students. Shoppers will also find special deals at many stores whose merchandise does not qualify for tax-free status.

La Palmera will also be giving away a locker full of back-to-school items, including hundreds of dollars in product and gift cards from La Palmera retailers. Shoppers can enter to win August 9-24 at mall Concierge, where the locker will be on display. There is no purchase necessary and the winner will be announced August 25.

For more information on La Palmera, go to lapalmera.com, visit Concierge, or call (361) 991-3755.

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