Cool and Comfortable

Summer means more shopping and dining options at La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera.

By: Sarona Winfrey

La Palmera is the place to find hot trends and cool, comfortable styles this summer. Each year, more than six million Coastal Bend residents and visitors enjoy the more than 130 shopping and dining options with even more opening soon.

H&M is set to open in fall 2016 at La Palmera. The new 27,000-square-foot multi-level H&M location will offer Corpus Christi residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for ladies and men, as well as separate “store within a store” sections for accessories and maternity. The La Palmera location will also carry H&M’s children’s collection, for 9- to 14-year-olds.

H&M will join other great brands at La Palmera, including Michael Kors, Coach, Tilly’s, Francesca’s, Pandora and Buckle, as well as dining options such as LongHorn Steakhouse, P.F. Chang’s and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

La Palmera shoppers will soon find a great new snack spot, as well, with the opening of Doc Popcorn/Dippin’ Dots. Opening June 9 on the upper level of La Palmera adjacent to Claire’s, Doc Popcorn/Dippin’ Dots will offer shoppers a unique blend of sweet and savory treats featuring a variety of Doc Popcorn’s fresh-popped, kettle-cooked popcorn and Dippin’ Dots’ iconic flash-frozen ice cream, sundaes, floats, shakes and quakes.

Across from La Palmera, The Shops at La Palmera will also add a variety of new food options this summer. Chick-fil-A is preparing to open its new restaurant June 9 located along the main entrance to The Shops at La Palmera. And scheduled to open July 18 is Grub Burger Bar featuring eclectic gourmet burgers on homemade buns, fresh salads and side dishes and cutting-edge shakes, as well as delicious bar appetizers and cocktails.

Located adjacent to Grub Burger Bar will be the recently announced fast casual restaurant, Urban Bricks Pizza Co. Known for homemade dough and fresh ingredients, Urban Bricks’ diners can customize their own salads and pizzas, including their choice of crust, sauce and combination of toppings. The restaurant will also provide delivery service and is scheduled to open later this year. Other food options already available at The Shops include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Corner Bakery Café, Subway and Marble Slab Creamery.

The Shops at La Palmera is also now home to the recently opened Promptu Immediate Care. Located in the same building as Chipotle on the opposite end nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods, the 2,500-square-foot Promptu Immediate Care is staffed seven days a week to provide quick, lower-cost medical care for illness and minor injuries. The facility also provides physicals, immunizations and drug tests with in-house lab testing and X-ray capabilities.

Salons by JC is also a recent addition to The Shops at La Palmera. Located next to DSW, Salons by JC is the new hot spot for a variety of independent small businesses, including a women’s clothing and accessories boutique, skincare professionals, a nail salon and a number of others specializing in hair care, cosmetics and more. It’s an innovative business model with locations around the country providing a location for practitioners with the Salons by JC staff handling management duties and providing concierge service for all clients.

“We are constantly working with our leasing team to provide the best mix of shopping and dining, and we’re pleased to have so many new options opening this summer,” said Fred Walters, vice president and general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “School is out, the beaches are busy and everyone is looking for a cool and comfortable place to get together with friends and family – do some shopping, sit, relax and maybe have a meal. La Palmera is the top shopping and dining destination in the Coastal Bend.”

And don’t forget: Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day. For the active dad, Dick’s Sporting Goods at The Shops at La Palmera offers brand-name sporting goods, equipment and clothing, with Champs Sporting Goods, FootLocker and Footaction located at La Palmera, along with the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop and its complete line of team memorabilia, clothing and sporting items.

If you can’t decide, go online to lapalmera.com or stop by the concierge and pick up a La Palmera gift card. Available in increments from $10 to $500, the cards may be used at most restaurant and retail locations at La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera.

For more information on La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com, or call 361-991-3755.

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