La Palmera

La Palmera is an indoor and open-air superregional 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 three anchor stores Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's (previously Foley's).

La Palmera Corpus Christi
LocationCorpus Christi, Texas, United States
Coordinates27°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
Address5488 South Padre Island Drive
Opening date1969
DeveloperCorpus Christi, Texas
ManagementTrademark Property Company
OwnerTrademark Property Company
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area986,000 sq ft (91,600 m2)[1]
No. of floors1 (partial second floor)

Mall historyEdit

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. The new owners completely renovated the mall.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "Corpus Christi's Padre Staples Mall being sold to institutional investors - San Antonio Business Journal". 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  3. ^ "Corpus Christi Online - / City remains 7th-largest restaurant market in state". 1999-02-09. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-05-28.

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