Monthly Archives: July 2017

Five Questions with CureSearch

Across the country, Trademark’s properties partner with local nonprofits in the community to support their unique missions through events, donations and more. At Burr Ridge Village Center, a unique event called Sip, Shop & Give was created to benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Attendees spent an evening strolling and shopping select Burr Ridge stores and restaurants while tasting a variety of... read more

Five Questions with Kyle Steed

Born in Georgia and raised in Alabama, artist Kyle Steed eventually planted roots in Texas, where he’s making his Fort Worth debut with 10 murals at WestBend. Both large and small in scale, Kyle’s work tends to break the barrier of what designers can and will do. His murals have been displayed across the country in both outdoor and indoor venues, and his artwork has an unmistakably childlike, but beautiful,... read more

WestBend presents #WestBendLove Snap & Seek

CultureMap Fort Worth Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property. The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national... read more

New public artwork at WestBend

Fort Worth Business Written by: Staff New artwork will be joining the public art program at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s mixed-use development in the University District. WestBend is celebrating this program by hosting a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek event at 7 p.m. Thursday July 20. The 12-new works are from local and national artists and will be joining the second iteration of the rotating photography... read more

Fort Worth complex takes the cake with fine new bakery from California

CultureMap Fort Worth Written by: Teresa Gubbins California-based SusieCakes, which debuted in Texas in 2016, will open its first Fort Worth branch in the fall at 1621 River Run, in the Westbend Shopping Center in the University District. This marks the third location in Texas, following the original in Dallas' Preston Center and a branch in Plano. Founder Susie Sarich opened the first SusieCakes bakery 11... read more

Catching up With Tristan Simon

DMagazine Written by: Nancy Nichols I remember the first time I met Triston Simon. He was a young whippersnapper who’d been in Dallas for a short time, but he’d already captured the attention of some major restaurateurs. Gene Street and Steve Hartnett had tapped Simon, then 23, to oversee the first 18,000-square foot Cool River project in Irving. That was a million years ago  in restaurant years. In real... read more

SusieCakes Expands to Fort Worth – Fall Opening – WestBend in Fort Worth’s University District

For more information: Lindsey Miller 214.228.7630 Suzanne Flodin 214.500.4289 FORT WORTH, TEXAS (JULY 12, 2017) - SusieCakes, an all-American, home-style bakery, will open its third Texas location this Fall at Fort Worth’s trendy WestBend Shopping Center in the University District. The company specializes in an array of sentimental dessert favorites made from scratch using fresh, simple ingredients by... read more

Waterside named #6 Top 10 Retail Center Experiences in America by Chain Store Age

Chain Store Age Written by: Al Urbanski Last years’ Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, a music and dance fest with rides, drew 130,000 young people on its final day. This summer, Billy Joel will play his 43rd sellout concert at Madison Square Garden, where floor tickets sell in the $200 range. No matter their age or inclination, people still want to leave their laptops and homes behind and be with other... read more

Hipster eyewear brand sees double with 2 new Dallas-Fort Worth stores

CultureMap Dallas Written by: Anna Fialho Byers Affordable eyewear that’s as sleek as it is functional — and socially conscious to boot. You get all that in one pretty package with Warby Parker, every hipster’s favorite eyewear shop. And now it's even more accessible, because the company is expanding with two new stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area: one at the massive Legacy West in Plano and another at... read more

$200M First Street Napa project a ‘game-changer’ for downtown business

North Bay Business Journal Written by: Jeff Quackenbush The roughly $200 million, 345,000-square-foot First Street Napa project is supposed to transform three blocks of downtown this fall into what’s being billed as an experiential destination for visitors and locals alike. Built in the late 1980s, the Napa Town Center was purchased by downtown-reinvigorator Todd Zapolski’s firm in 2012, just after the city... read more