Monthly Archives: March 2016

Shake Shack to shake up Rice Village

Houston Chronicle

By: Syd Kearney

In January, after weeks of rumors, official confirmation came that New York-based Shake Shack would be opening a restaurant in the Galleria.

Now there’s more good news for fans of Danny Meyer’s juggernaut burger joint. Houston is getting a second Shake Shack.

Shake Shack will take over a space on the corner of Kirby and Amherst in Rice Village. The space currently is occupied by La Madeleine.

Shake Shack is known for its Angus beef burgers, flat-top hot dogs, crinkle cut French fries and frozen custard shakes. The business launched as a food cart inside Madison Square Park in New York in 2000.

“For Rice Village, the addition of Shake Shack is a real game changer,” Rice Village General Manager Donna Molho said in a release. “It’s a big part of our goal to create a fresh, vibrant experience for our shoppers.”

Don’t start salivating just yet as the official opening date for the Rice Village location isn’t expected to be announced before 2017.

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Italian Restaurant Concept To Offer From-Scratch Menu

Globe St.
By: Lisa Brown

FORT WORTH—Marcus Paslay, executive chef and owner of Clay Pigeon, will open his second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, this fall in the new Waterside development, the 63-acre mixed-use project. Piattello, meaning “plate” in Italian, which also refers to the term “clay pigeon,” is expected to have an approachable, family-friendly vibe.

The restaurant will be a 5,300-square-foot space with a spacious covered patio. The interior will be designed by Mitchell Garman Architects of Dallas. In addition to the full-service restaurant, Piattello also will include a coffee bar concept, which is the first of Waterside’s micro-restaurants to be announced.

Of the lease, Trademark Property CEO Terry Montesi said: “As part of our Conscious Place initiative, Trademark is focusing its leasing efforts at Waterside on concepts that will resonate with the community, support local and regional entrepreneurs and cultivate our vision for a local, artisan community. As one of the top chef-entrepreneurs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Marcus is a perfect fit for that vision and an exciting leasing milestone for the development.”

Waterside is the first ground-up project developed as part of the 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 the potential to educate, inspire and engage stakeholders, commitment to sustainability, and connection to the local community.

Montesi tells GlobeSt.com: “In response to community feedback, our vision for Waterside is to build a one-of-a-kind food and beverage line up with a commitment to local and regional talent. We believe this is a win-win, adding soul to the development while supporting local businesses.”

Piattello will have a from-scratch seasonal menu, with Paslay’s take on comfortable Italian fare to include pastas as well as pizzas from a wood-burning oven.

“I’m thrilled to open Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside and take a new approach to an Italian restaurant because of the development’s unique, river-accessible location,” said Paslay. “Piattello’s from-scratch menu will be focused around authentic dishes including housemade pastas, pizzas and cheeses.”

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Shake Shack Headed to Rice Village

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BURGER FANS REJOICE – SHAKE SHACK HEADED TO RICE VILLAGE

HOUSTON, TX (March 17, 2016) – Shake Shack, one of the nation’s hottest names in the burger business, is coming to Rice Village, a major step in the repositioning of the popular outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

With an opening targeted for late 2017, don’t be surprised to see Shake Shack fans staking out their place in line to be among the first to dive into the all-natural Angus beef burgers, griddled-crisp flat-top hot dogs, crinkle-cut Yukon fries, frozen custard and hand-spun shakes and malts.

Shake Shack will take over space in Rice Village currently occupied by La Madeleine at the corner of Kirby Drive and Amherst St.

“For Rice Village, the addition of Shake Shack is a real game changer,” says Rice Village General Manager Donna Molho. “It’s a big part of our goal to create a fresh, vibrant experience for our shoppers.”
Shake Shack has gained national acclaim for the delicious taste of its all-natural Angus beef burgers, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified, 100% all-natural cage-free chicken and flat-top dogs with all-natural Vienna beef.

Hand-spun shakes, malts and frozen custard round out the Shake Shack experience, unless of course diners opt for the ShackMeister Ale or wine by the glass made exclusively for Shake Shack by Napa Valley’s Frog’s Leap.

On their way out, diners can even pick up a bag of ShackBurger dog biscuits for their four-legged friends.

Details for an official opening date should be announced in early 2017.

The announcement of Shake Shack comes as Trademark Property Co. continues its multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding of Rice Village to create a new urban vibe and feel. Façade enhancements are underway with new outdoor seating, public art and updated landscaping coming soon. Improved parking, sidewalks and common areas also are planned.

Most recently, Rice Village announced the addition of Bluemercury, the luxury beauty retailer opening its first stand-alone Houston store in May.Located west of the University, Rice Village feature 50 stores and restaurants, including Athleta, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Gap, Kendra Scott, Kit + Ace, LOFT, MAC Cosmetics, Origins, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret and White House | Black Market.For additional information about Rice Village, visit www.ricevillagedistrict.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RiceVillageDistrict, on Twitter at @RiceVillageDist and on Instagram at @RiceVillageDistrict.

About Rice Village

Rice Village is a historic Houston outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district near Rice University in Houston featuring more than 50 retail and restaurant options. Bounded by Kirby Drive, University Boulevard, Times Boulevard and Morningside Drive, Rice Village has been a part of the Houston retail landscape since 1938. Visitors have many parking options at Rice Village, including two-hour street level parking and complimentary garage parking for up to two hours with a voucher. Trademark Property Co. manages the project, including development, leasing and property management services.

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Chef Marcus Paslay to open Piattello Italian Kitchen in Fort Worth

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Restaurant concept with coffee bar will be in new Waterside development

March 14, 2016 — Fort Worth, Texas — Marcus Paslay, executive chef and owner of Clay Pigeon, will open his second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, this fall in Fort Worth’s new Waterside development

Piattello will have a from-scratch seasonal menu. Paslay’s take on comfortable Italian fare will include housemade pastas, as well as pizzas from a wood burning oven. Special features will be available daily. In the mornings, part of the restaurant will be open as Piattello Coffee Bar.

Piattello, meaning “plate” in Italian, which also refers to the term “clay pigeon”, will have an approachable, family-friendly vibe to welcome foodies of all ages.

“I’m thrilled to open Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside and take a new approach to an Italian restaurant because of the development’s unique, river-accessible location,” said Paslay. “Piattello’s from-scratch menu will be focused around authentic dishes including housemade pastas, pizzas and cheeses.”

The restaurant will be a 5,300 square-foot space with a spacious covered patio. The interior will be designed by Mitchell Garman Architects of Dallas.

More details and the opening date are to be announced.

For more information, please visit claypigeonfd.com or watersidefw.com.

ABOUT CHEF MARCUS PASLAY

Marcus Paslay is the executive chef & owner of Clay Pigeon and the forthcoming restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, opening fall 2016 at Waterside in Fort Worth, Texas. Chef Paslay opened Clay Pigeon in 2013 to rave reviews and has since been featured in local and national media, including: CBS This Morning: Saturday, Food & Wine, USA Today, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Good Day Fox 4, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Monthly, 360 West, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, D Magazine and more.

Clay Pigeon is a from-scratch seasonal kitchen that captures Chef Paslay’s lifelong deep appreciation of food. The menu features a rotating selection of dishes made with the freshest ingredients, including: fish and meat butchered on-site, housemade flatbreads, pastas and ice cream, as well as seasonal craft cocktails created with local liquors. Piattello Italian Kitchen will feature a fresh, from-scratch menu of hearty Italian dishes. Chef Paslay is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.

For more information, visit claypigeonfd.com.

ABOUT WATERSIDE

Developed by Trademark Property Co., 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, Sur La Table, 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.

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Remodel continues at Saddle Creek

Commercial Appeal
By: Thomas Bailey Jr.

One of the Memphis area’s most upscale shopping centers is about to undergo another $1 million worth of improvements.

The Texas-based owner of Saddle Creek this week filed for a construction permit valued at $1,059,399 to upgrade the north side of the 168,000 center.

The work is designed, in part, to make Saddle Creek North, on the northeast corner of Poplar and Farmington, look more like Saddle Creek South, on the southwest corner of Poplar and West, according to a release by Trademark Property Co. of Fort Worth.

The renovation includes remodeled facades, new signs, landscaping and lighting, and improvements to plazas. The work is scheduled to be completed this year.

“There is no other retail property in the Memphis area like Saddle Creek, and to remain an iconic property it’s important to evolve,” Terry Montesi, chief executive officer of Trademark Property, said in prepared remarks.

“The redevelopment efforts offer the additional space and upgraded amenities necessary for the shopping center to remain the dominant lifestyle destination for tenants and customers alike,” he said. “We’re focusing our leasing efforts on filling the added 25,000 square feet of space with key tenants – like Soft Surroundings, Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, and others – who fit the distinct, upscale mix at Saddle Creek.”

The redevelopment follows what Trademark calls its “Conscious Place” initiative. The approach strives to make its shopping centers more than just places for commerce, but also places for “community and meaning,” company officials said.

The “Conscious Place” design includes installation of bike racks, improved landscaping, and outdoor seating areas.

The first phase of Saddle Creek’s redevelopment included renovation and expansion on south side. A two-story building there was razed to create space for 20,000 square feet of new retail and restaurants.

The second phase included adding about 5,000 square feet of retail space and additional parking at Saddle Creek North. That work was finished late last year.

The 29-year-old shopping center houses more than 40 fashion and specialty retailers. They include Anthropologie, Apple, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Free People, J. Crew and Madewell.

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Hillside Village Named ‘Cedar Hill Green Business of the Year’ for Sustainability Efforts

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Warren Goss, 2016 chair of the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce and Maranda Auzenne, general manager at Hillside Village, at the award presentation.

Shopping center saved over $262,000 in 2015 thanks to trash and recycling programs

CEDAR HILL, Texas – (March 2, 2016) – Hillside Village has been named local Green Business of the Year by Waste Management. The award is presented annually to a Cedar Hill Chamber member that promotes green initiatives through creating and fostering partnerships within the community, has a successful recycling program, and incorporates environmentally conscious practices that maintain the character of Cedar Hill.

“Environmental responsibility is an important part of our Conscious Place efforts, and we are honored to be recognized for the recycling and waste reduction programs we’ve put in place this past year,” said Maranda Auzenne, general manager, Hillside Village. “We hope to expand these programs in 2016 and set an example for other local businesses.”

Thanks to its recycling and waste reduction initiatives, the shopping center was able to save $262,000 worth of resources, which is equivalent to more than one million gallons of water, 71,000 gallons of oil, 622 yards of landfill space and 3,200 trees. Other initiatives include smart meters on irrigation systems to decrease water usage and converting parking lot lighting to fluorescents to reduce electrical consumption. Hillside Village was selected from five other nominees in Cedar Hill.

These environmental programs are part of the Conscious Place initiative being implemented at Hillside Village by operating partner, Trademark Property Co. Conscious Place is Trademark’s 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. This includes a commitment to sustainability through recycling and waste reduction programs, like those at Hillside Village.

Hillside Village is located at 305 West F.M. 1382 in Cedar Hill, Texas. For more information, please visit www.shophillsidevillage.com or interact with the shopping center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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Trademark Property Co. Under Contract to Purchase Land for WestBend Expansion

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Sydney Townsend, 214.373.1601

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Mixed-use development to expand as initial redevelopment nears completion;
More retail, plus multi-family, condo and hotel contemplated

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 1, 2016) – Trademark Property Co. today announced that it is under contract to purchase 3.5 acres of land adjacent to its 278,000-square-foot WestBend mixed-use development in Fort Worth’s University District. The parcel is located on University Drive immediately south of WestBend, along the Trinity River.

“We believe this is one of the best pieces of land in Fort Worth with incredible visibility and frontage on both University Drive and the Trinity Trails. This acquisition will allow us to expand our retail footprint and improve accessibility,” said Edward Manuel, senior vice president – development, Trademark Property Co.

Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring ground floor retail with either a signature hotel or multi-family and condo units above. Currently, the site is occupied by a Hawthorne Suites hotel.

“We are redeveloping WestBend with the vision of becoming the go-to 21st Century retail/mixed-use development in Fort Worth,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “This acquisition will give us over 1,150 feet of frontage on both University Drive and the Trinity Trails and will allow us to add a new traffic light and additional retail space. We also plan to incorporate a high-quality hotel, multi-family, condos, or a combination of the three to our existing development. This is truly world class real estate.”

The expansion isn’t the only milestone at WestBend this month. Tyler’s will open its first Fort Worth location at the property in early March. In addition, construction is underway on two additional Fort Worth firsts: Drybar, slated to open in spring 2016, and HG Sply Co., open in summer 2016, complete with a 5,000-square-foot patio along the Trinity River and Trinity Trails.

The new tenants come as part of Trademark’s WestBend redevelopment, which includes adding new retail, restaurants and office space. Most recently, CorePower Yoga, Pax & Parker, and Woodhouse Day Spa have opened at the property, joining existing tenants The Fresh Market, Zoë’s Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., and Silver Fox. In addition, Trademark completed WestBend 2, a new 81,150-square-foot building that includes The Fresh Market on the ground floor and 57,000 square feet of new Class A office space directly above, overlooking the Trinity River. In total, WestBend includes 278,000 square feet of retail, dining and office space, including the existing River Plaza office building.

WestBend’s redevelopment is designed to align with the principles 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, Trademark is incorporating features and amenities designed to educate, inspire and engage all patrons, including a public art program with works commissioned by local artists, Trinity River and Trinity Trails integration, bike racks, upgraded landscaping, valet, free structured parking, and generous outdoor seating areas on the Trinity River and Trinity Trails.

For more information about WestBend, visit westbendfw.com or follow WestBend 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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Trademark Expands Vision for WestBend Mixed-Use Development in Ft. Worth

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Dallas Business Journal
Candace Carlisle

Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co. has decided to purchase an adjacent hotel next to its large WestBend mixed-use development in Fort Worth’s University District, which will give the development firm the ability to add a hotel or residential tower with ground-floor retail and improve access for would-be consumers.

Terms of the 3.5-acre land acquisition on University Drive along the Trinity River were undisclosed.

“We are redeveloping WestBend with the vision of becoming the go-to 21st Century retail and mixed-use developing in Fort Worth,” said CEO Terry Montesi, in a statement.westbendfort-worth*750xx533-300-0-0

The deal gives Trademark more than 1,150 feet of frontage on University Drive and Trinity Trails with the ability to add a new traffic light and additional retail space, he said.

Plans are underway to develop a signature hotel, or residential tower above ground-floor retail space, which would replace a Hawthorne Suites hotel that currently sits on the tract.

Trademark’s WestBend redevelopment totals 278,000 square feet of retail, dining and office space, which also includes the existing River Plaza office building. The developer recently completed WestBend 2, which is a 81,150-square-foot office and retail building with grocer The Fresh Market on the ground floor and Class A office space above the store.

Construction is also underway on Drybar and HG Sply Co., which are expected to open in spring and summer at WestBend, respectively. HG Sply Co. will include a 5,000-square-foot patio along the Trinity River and Trinity Trails.

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