Back-to-school is easy at the La Palmera Shopping District, as more new tenants are set to arrive at La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera.
By: Sarona Winfrey
As summer draws to a close, marking the end of vacation for students, the La Palmera Shopping District will be heating up with annual back-to-school shopping and even more retailers to choose from this year.
“The end of summer and back-to-school is one of our busiest times,” said Fred Walters, general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Being able to shop, eat and be entertained in climate-controlled comfort is always a plus, and we have even more to offer than last year at this time.”
Since the completion of a $50 million renovation of the La Palmera mall, more than 40 new retail and restaurant options have opened in the La Palmera Shopping District, including the recently opened PINK and Hang 10 Yogurt and a new Express location at La Palmera, along with Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) and DXL at The Shops at La Palmera, located across the street.
Also new at The Shops at La Palmera are Gossip Nails, Great Clips and Subway, which opens in August, with Dress Barn scheduled to open in September. Construction is currently underway on the new Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is located in a new building near Dick’s Sporting Goods and scheduled to open this fall. The Beef Jerky Outlet will also open later this year near Chipotle featuring a variety of flavors from which to choose. Construction will also begin soon on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.
At La Palmera, Sun Optics, an innovative sunglass store known for its assortment of high-performance and fashion eyewear, will soon open its new store located adjacent to Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop on the mall’s upper level. Several other new tenants for the La Palmera Shopping District will soon be announced.
“The La Palmera Shopping District is the most desirable location for new retail and dining in Corpus Christi,” Walters said. “The success of La Palmera, combined with the new opportunities at The Shops at La Palmera, will continue to attract national retailers looking to gain a foothold in the Coastal Bend.”
Valet parking is available at La Palmera 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 so they can have their car waiting for them.