La Palmera

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La Palmera Corpus Christi
Location 5488 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Coordinates 27°42′40″N 97°22′22″W / 27.71115°N 97.37276°W / 27.71115; -97.37276Coordinates: 27°42′40″N 97°22′22″W / 27.71115°N 97.37276°W / 27.71115; -97.37276
Opening date 1969
Developer Corpus Christi, Texas
Management Trademark Property Company
Owner Trademark Property Company
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 986,000 square feet[1]
No. of floors 2

La Palmera is an indoor and open-air shopping mall located along the shopping corridor of South Padre Island Drive at Staples St. in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. It has over 100 mainline stores and 3 anchor stores Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's (previously Foley's).

Mall history[edit]

La Palmera opened in 1970 as Padre Staples Mall and the largest retail shopping mall in the Corpus Christi, Texas area. The mall was proposed in the spring of 1968 and its construction was completed in 1969.[2] The Mall was started by Roy M. Smith and Ennis Joslin. The W.M. Bevly family became part owners two years later. The mall would include a movie theater, food court, carousel, and 3 anchors. Another early tenant was Woolworth.[3]

In July 2008, Padre Staples Mall was acquired by Trademark Property Company and was renamed La Palmera.


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