What’s Your Reason?

With so much to offer already and even more on the way, the La Palmera shopping district has become Corpus Christi’s top choice for shopping and dining.
By: Sarona Winfrey

Everyone has a reason they enjoy La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. Whether it’s the perfect outfit, a need for sporting goods, great dining or the “I deserve it” handbag, the La Palmera Shopping District is Corpus Christi’s top choice for shopping and dining.

“With one million square feet of retail and dining at La Palmera and 200,000 square feet available at The Shops at La Palmera just across from the mall, we have created the top shopping district in Corpus Christi,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Between the two sister properties, we already have more than 130 retailers and restaurants, all located within 80 acres, with more on the way.”
Among the more than 130 reasons to visit the La Palmera Shopping District are DSW, Coach, Soma Intimates, White House Black Market, HomeGoods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PINK, Corner Bakery and LongHorn Steakhouse.

La Palmera shoppers will soon see the addition of Oakley, known for their sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces such as sunglasses, to be located near Center Court and the main entrance. Also new is Hang 10 Yogurt, specializing in a variety of frozen yogurts and toppings, as well as coffee drinks, located between Claire’s and Things Remembered on the mall’s upper level. And popular women and men’s specialty apparel retailer Express recently opened its new 6,325-square-foot space located between New York & Company and Aldo.

The Shops at La Palmera also continues to take shape with the recent addition of a 7,000-square-foot DXL superstore, offering one of the most extensive assortments of men’s big and tall clothing, shoes and accessories available anywhere, including everything from value-priced private labels to high-end designer names.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a popular destination for savvy shoe lovers offering a wide selection of brand-name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids, also recently opened an 18,000-square-foot store at The Shops at La Palmera. It is the first Corpus Christi location for both retailers.

Construction continues at The Shops at La Palmera with five more new retail and restaurant locations on the way. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, (2,500 square feet), Gossip Nails (2,263 square feet), Great Clips (1,241 square feet) and Subway (1,500 square feet) will be located in a new building near Dick’s Sporting Goods, with Dress Barn (7,254 square feet) located near Corner Bakery. All are slated to open this year.

“The La Palmera shopping district continues to thrive,“ Walters said. “Both La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera continue to attract new shopping and dining options, and our guests are really enjoying the quality and variety of what we have to offer.”

With so much to offer, shoppers often cite different reasons for visiting The La Palmera shopping district, prompting the “My LP Reasons” marketing campaign (#myLPreasons). Shoppers have begun sharing their reasons via Twitter and email, at community events and at the mall, and La Palmera will feature select entries in upcoming print and television ads.

“We are really becoming aware of just how many reasons people have for coming to La Palmera,” Walters said. “The more we grow, the more diverse the reasons. Our customers are always our best advertising, and it struck us what a great idea this would be to feature real people in our marketing efforts, which we plan to do in the near future.”

For more information on La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com or www.theshopsatlapalmera.com, or call
361-991-3755. Located at the corner of Staples and SPID, it’s Corpus Christi’s best shopping and dining. What’s your reason?

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