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Hillside to welcome Hot Topic, Claire’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

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Focus Daily News
Staff Reporter

CEDAR HILL—Trademark Property Co., the operating partner for Hillside Village (formerly Uptown Village at Cedar Hill), has announced Hot Topic, Claire’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will open locations at the shopping center this spring.

“Now that the property renovations at Hillside Village are complete, we have been working on recruiting some great new tenants to the property that we think shoppers will enjoy after listening to their feedback,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “We are excited to welcome these tenants this spring, along with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria this summer, and look forward to continuing the leasing momentum in the coming months.”

Hot Topic will open a 1,329-square-foot location next to Gamestop. Claire’s will open a 1,213-square-foot store next to Wet Seal. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will open an 875-square-foot shop across from Barnes & Noble, near the Village Green.

Hillside Village recently completed a multi-million dollar property renovation, which includes a new children’s play area, Village Green promenade extension with bocce ball court, new property signage, new shaded seating areas, upgraded landscaping and lighting, public art and façade renovations.

In April 2015, Trademark rebranded the property as Hillside Village, a name which was selected to reflect the renovation’s garden-like look and feel and pay homage to the area’s topography.

Hillside Village, formerly known as Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, is a 615,000-square-foot mixed-use open-air center in Cedar Hill, Texas strategically located in the midst of a dynamic retail hub less than 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas. The popular center has over 60 tenants including anchors Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, a newly opened 21,000-square-foot H&M and specialty retailers Charlotte Russe, Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, James Avery, Papaya, The Children’s Place and Victoria’s Secret. To learn more about Hillside Village, please visit www.shophillsidevillage.com or interact with the shopping center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for close to 6.2 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas).

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Trademark Property Co. to Welcome Hot Topic, Claire’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to Hillside Village

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Leasing activity accelerates after multi-million dollar property renovations completed

CEDAR HILL, Texas (Feb. 24, 2016) – Trademark Property Co., the operating partner for Hillside Village (formerly Uptown Village at Cedar Hill), has announced Hot Topic, Claire’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will open locations at the shopping center this spring.

“Now that the property renovations at Hillside Village are complete, we have been working on recruiting some great new tenants to the property that we think shoppers will enjoy after listening to their feedback,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “We are excited to welcome these tenants this spring, along with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria this summer, and look forward to continuing the leasing momentum in the coming months.”

Hot Topic will open a 1,329-square-foot location next to Gamestop. Claire’s will open a 1,213-square-foot store next to Wet Seal. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will open an 875-square-foot shop across from Barnes & Noble, near the Village Green.

Hillside Village recently completed a multi-million dollar property renovation, which includes a new children’s play area, Village Green promenade extension with bocce ball court, new property signage, new shaded seating areas, upgraded landscaping and lighting, public art and façade renovations.

In April 2015, Trademark rebranded the property as Hillside Village, a name which was selected to reflect the renovation’s garden-like look and feel and pay homage to the area’s topography.

About Hillside Village

Hillside Village, formerly known as Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, is a 615,000-square-foot mixed-use open-air center in Cedar Hill, Texas strategically located in the midst of a dynamic retail hub less than 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas. The popular center has over 60 tenants including anchors Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, a newly opened 21,000-square-foot H&M and specialty retailers Charlotte Russe, Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, James Avery, Papaya, The Children’s Place and Victoria’s Secret. To learn more about Hillside Village, please visit www.shophillsidevillage.com or interact with the shopping center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for close to 6.2 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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3 Red Hot Retail Trends in Fort Worth

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Written By: Tonie Auer

Forget The Gap; it’s all about Nike and H&M these days. Retailers and restaurants that don’t adapt to the growing entertainment will be left high and dry. It’s one of three trends we learned about at Bisnow’s Fort Worth State of the Market event Tuesday.

1. Entertaining the Masses

 

Venture Commercial Real Estate SVP Easley Waggoner Jr. (who handles the retail leasing at the host of the Bisnow event atWest 7th at 2845 West 7th St) says urban retail is seeing lots of activity along West 7th, Camp Bowie, Bryant Irvin, University and part of Hulen. The focus has transitioned to entertainment and restaurants as the anchor of a development, rather than big-box retailers. University Village may be the exception with its retail dominance. Pictured: Southland Property Tax Consultants’ Chris Copeland, Vestar’s Max Holderby, Easley, and Southland Property Tax Consultants’ Michael Flynn.

2. Grocers Are In; Fashion Is Out

 

The Woodmont Co chairman Stephen Coslik (right, with the newly promoted Fort Worth economic development director Robert Sturns) says grocers will be the predominant force for new retail development in Fort Worth. Fashion development is taking a pause right now and many retailers are facing major headwinds. Consumers want—and are demanding—an experience when they go shopping; they don’t want to just go in and out of the store, Stephen says. He points to Trademark’s two new Fort Worth projects (Waterside and WestBend) as good examples of urban developments in quasi-suburban settings with entertainment and restaurant options, artwork and open spaces.

3. Restaurant Revolution

 

Stephen (addressing this awesome crowd at the event) says consumers aren’t excited about the chain restaurant experience any more. What you’ll see more of is local favorites. Woodmont’s 180k SF project in Southlake will have 12 restaurants when its complete and the only national in the mix is RA Sushi (which is hip regardless of being a chain.) In Trademark’s WestBend, there are five individual restaurants facing the Trinity River. In Edwards Ranch, there will be about 10 restaurants there, as well. Not all will survive, Stephen says, as the typical restaurant life is about three years. But, the consumer is the winner seeing new concepts. The challenge is survivability and service is the story, he says. Clearfork will be a good example as its looking at local favorites and chef-driven concepts. Easley expects to see more restaurants (over retail) going into the urban projects because the rent costs are easier for restaurants to support. Some dining establishments generate $700 per SF in sales while retailers are pulling in $300 per SF.

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California Centers Magazine: Bearing Fruit Up North

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California Centers Magazine
Nellie Day | Jan. ‘16

Napa may be full of wineries, hot restaurants and lush scenery, but there is one thing Tommy Miller, managing director and CIO at Trademark, thinks it’s missing.

“We believe the Napa Valley market is chronically underserved for high-quality shopping, including fashion, specialty, Tommy Miller, managing director & CIO of Trademarkpersonal care and wellness options,” he says. “Napa is one of the most special and dynamic visitor markets in the U.S. and abroad. But unlike comparable desirable destinations, Napa has no compelling concentration of upscale shopping opportunities. We believe the dearth of quality shopping to complement the Napa Valley experience is not sustainable long term and we are near the breaking point.”

Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark is hoping to change all this with the addition of First Street Napa, a 275-000-square-foot project that will house about 40 shops and restaurants, creative office space and the 183-room Archer Hotel in the city’s downtown.

Miller believes the three-city-block area along First Street is an ideal location for this new project for many reasons. First, the area is undergoing a $30 million improvement program. First Street has also recently been converted from a one-way street into a two-way street, easing traffic and providing better access to drivers coming off Route 29. The location is also across the street from the Andaz Hotel, and is situated near the famous Oxbow Public Market and Culinary Institute of America.

“The First Street Napa location is the most strategic property assemblage downtown and the only one with the capacity and entitlements to bring 40-plus new shopping and dining venues to one location,” Miller says. “This is the best place in the Napa Valley to deliver the critical mass of world-class shopping that the market needs.”

Like many of the above-mentioned projects, First Street Napa welcomes a diverse tenant mix that includes local purveyors – especially those who can utilize the outdoors.
“We are seeking the best of the best international, national, regional and local merchants,” Miller says. “Tenants will be encouraged to engage with the outdoors via roll-up steel doors, Nana Wall systems, generous patios, and awnings and shade structures.”

Miller states that although he’s aware online retail channels can be a major competitor to bricks and mortar, he isn’t extremely concerned about it due to the type of product Trademark is hoping to deliver.

“While online shopping is expanding every year, the need for truly special bricks-and-mortar shopping experiences is not going away, particularly in locations like the Napa Valley,” he says. “It is well documented that online sales increase in physical locations where the omni-channel retailer has a physical presence. Further, emotional experiences are not created in cyberspace, particularly in special places like Napa where wine, food and shopping are part of the visitor experience. In a way, First Street Napa will be such a special destination that it will in no way compete for shopping dollars with the online realm.”

We’ll drink to that.

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Play Areas – Not Just For Kids

consciousplace-logoOne of the key tenets of the Conscious Place is its community amenities. We believe that great places have reach that extends beyond the products that can be purchased in their stores—they touch visitors emotionally by offering inspirational quotes, whimsical art, relaxing spaces, and opportunities for play. Our vision of play extends far beyond a swing set or a see-saw. By blurring the lines between toys and art, we make beautiful spaces that offer something for everyone, kind of like those kids’ movies with a touch of subtle humor inserted for the parents who have to watch them a dozen times, too.

The good news is that Conscious Places don’t have to resort to hidden innuendos and dark humor to make what’s fun for kids tolerable for adults. Instead, we create spaces that are fun for all ages. To us, benefitting stakeholders means much more than a payoff that can be measured on spreadsheets. It means transforming places into escapes from the ordinary that enrich visitors’ lives and allow them to leave feeling better than when they arrived—regardless of what they purchased or how old they are.

We Don’t Grow Old…
There’s that old cliché, “You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.” We believe that places can make you smile and make you laugh, that basic amenities can make you feel young at heart. Our Conscious Places feature games like bocce ball, chess, and checkers that offer opportunities for any and every visitor to play. Inspired as much by iconic European plazas as by memories of playing board games with grandparents, the outdoor amenities at Conscious Places bring fundamentally human features back to built environments. And while we may not have found the fountain of youth, we have built dancing ‘pop fountains’ at several projects that provide summertime fun for kids and year-round ambience and animation for all visitors. We encourage people to touch and be touched by every feature of our projects.

The Art of Fun
Remember when you were a kid and art museums seemed boring and full of unnecessary rules like “Don’t touch anything”? We love art and think it should be a fun part of the built environment! Our places are full of interactive sculptures that invite you to pose with them, climb on top of them, and touch them all you want. And with the repurposed carnival rides that renowned artist Bob Wade is turning into one-of-a-kind pieces of art at Waterside, the lines between art and play things are blurring more than ever before. Of course, the art that you can’t play with is important, too. Our obsessive attention to detail conspires to create places that are far more than the sum of their parts. When you visit a Conscious Place, the unique atmosphere is evident everywhere you walk. From carefully selected tenants to artisan benches that are as nice to look at as they are to sit on, every contact point is carefully evaluated to benefit all of our stakeholders.

Water You Waiting For?
We are fortunate to have several unique pieces of property situated near the water. From WestBend and Waterside, located along the Trinity River in Fort Worth, to La Palmera, near the Gulf coast, to Watters Creek in Allen, many of our projects invite the natural world into their cores instead of trying to pave over it. Shaded groves, bocce courts, interactive fountains, kayak rentals, duck ponds, and massive aquariums encourage our visitors to recognize the importance of the land they’re standing on in creative ways. Visiting a Conscious Place might start with a visit to the grocery store, but we believe that the retail shopping experience can be so much more than transactions. When you visit, you’ll leave feeling as if you just visited a park or a unique playground, no atter your age. From a business standpoint, people are more likely to be repeat customers if they leave feeling truly good; that is, with a lasting impact that goes beyond the dated idea of ‘retail therapy.’ We believe that great places are the truest expression of our core values, and providing our visitors with opportunities for inspiration, learning and play is an extension of who we are. After all, we can’t have a ping pong table at the office and not give our stakeholders a chance to have fun, too.

Trademark Property Co. to welcome Sur La Table to Waterside

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Kitchen supply store to open its first Fort Worth store

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 2, 2016) – Trademark Property Co. today announced that Sur La Table, the kitchen-supply store for those with a passion for cooking and a love for food, will open this summer at Waterside, the developer’s 63-acre mixed-use property currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive.

“Sur La Table is a natural fit into the tenant lineup we’re building at Waterside,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Retailers and restauranteurs alike have been overwhelmingly positive in their support of our unique vision for Waterside. Sur La Table was particularly complimentary of our commitment to the local and artisan. We look forward to continuing the momentum with more announcements in the coming months.”

“We are thrilled to open another Sur La Table store in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, bringing even more jobs to the neighborhood and satisfying the needs of residents who share our passion for cooking,” says Diane Neal, CEO of Sur La Table. “Our stores offer an unparalleled selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and dining table and we’re excited to bring our store and lauded culinary program to the Forth Worth community. As one of the largest avocational cooking programs nationwide, we will be offering a diverse and exciting schedule of hands-on cooking classes, led by classically trained chefs.”

As part of its first phase of development, which is slated for completion in 2016, Waterside also will welcome Whole Foods Market, REI, Taco Diner, Zoë’s Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joes, and additional retailers and local, chef-driven restaurants.

Waterside is the first ground-up project developed as part of Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative, a stakeholder-driven development model that aims to ensure that its properties are more than just places of commerce, but also places of community and meaning. In support of this initiative, all aspects of Waterside’s development are being evaluated for their potential to educate, inspire and engage stakeholders; commitment to sustainability; and connection to the local community.

Planned Conscious Place elements include “The Grove at Waterside,” a vibrant public space designed around several heritage trees that will feature micro-restaurants by local entrepreneurs, outdoor seating venues, public art by Texas artist Bob Wade utilizing repurposed amusement rides, playground equipment and photography, a community pavilion, a community promotion shed and activity areas. Additional Conscious Place elements will include an extension of the Trinity Trails, consisting of a trailhead with a bicycle repair and air station, chilled filtered water for re-fillable bottles, an internal trail system, a signature bridge, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, an urban garden and a riverfront amphitheater, to name a few.

In addition to tenant openings, Phase I at Waterside also will include 383 multi-family units. At full build out, Waterside will be a walkable, dynamic district including 200,000 square feet of retail space and riverside restaurants, 800 multifamily residential units, two to three hotels, office buildings and potential for additional high density single family housing, much of which will be situated along the Trinity River.

For the latest updates on openings and construction, visit watersidefw.com or follow Waterside on Facebook and Twitter.

About Waterside

Waterside is a 63-acre mixed-use development currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase I, which is slated for completion in 2016, includes retail and restaurants, signature public space, The Grove, 383 multi-family units and a number of Conscious Place amenities. Tenants will include Whole Foods Market, REI, Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joes, plus many additional retail and restaurants. At full build out, Waterside will be a walkable, dynamic district including 200,000 square feet of retail space and riverside restaurants, 800 multifamily residential units, two to three hotels, office buildings, and potential for additional high density single family housing, much of which will be situated along the Trinity River. For more information, visit watersidefw.com or follow Waterside on Facebook and Twitter.

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for more than 6.2 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com.

About Sur La Table:

Since its beginnings in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1972, Sur La Table has believed that the kitchen is the center of the home. Today, those with a passion for cooking and a love for food can discover a leading selection of global brands in over 120 Sur La Table stores, online at www.surlatable.com, through the Sur La Table Catalog and via the Sur La Table Gift Registry.  With cooking classes in over 60 locations, Sur La Table operates the largest avocational cooking school nationwide. From essential basics to hard-to-find specialty tools and cookware, Sur La Table is sure to have something for every cook.

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