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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS SUPERSTORE AND CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ COMING TO THE SHOPS AT LA PALMERA
Initial construction phase now underway
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 5, 2013) – Trademark Property Co., the Fort Worth-based retail and mixed-use development, investment and services firm, today announced Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sports and fitness specialty retailers in the U.S., and Corner Bakery Café, the popular fast-casual restaurant, will open this year at The Shops at La Palmera in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The 61,233-square-foot Dick’s store will anchor the 200,000-square-foot redeveloped and rebranded center, located across from the award winning La Palmera mall. Construction on Dick’s is set to begin in February with opening slated for fall 2013. The retailer currently operates more than 480 stores in 44 states.
Scheduled to open in May of this year is a 4,166-square-foot Corner Bakery Café, serving its signature fresh and made-to-order food. Corner Bakery offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature paninis to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Cafe currently delivers its premier bakery cafe experience in 140 locations across the country.
“We’re excited to bring Dick’s Sporting Goods and Corner Bakery to The Shops at La Palmera,” said Trademark Chairman and CEO Terry Montesi. “They are two of the nation’s top merchants and we look forward to them being an integral part of our redevelopment in Corpus Christi.”
The initial renovation and construction work has already begun at The Shops at La Palmera, which willundergo a major redesign to be completed in late 2013. The new design of the property will complement that of La Palmera, which is located across from The Shops at La Palmera. La Palmera underwent a two-year $50 million renovation after Trademark and Institutional Mall Investors LLC purchased the property in 2008.
ABOUT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of 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 April 28, 2012, the Company operated 486 Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in 44 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 CORNER BAKERY CAFÉ
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe features innovative, seasonal menu options while delivering a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com.
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, Trademark has invested in, or developed, over 10 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $1.25 billion. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Trademark’s experienced team currently operates more than four million square feet including Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Market Street – The Woodlands (Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Saddle Creek (Memphis, Tenn.). 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 tolapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.