Posts Categorized: Conscious Place

Victory Park Adds First Installation to Public Art Program

DMagazine Written by: Lily Corral The Victory Park community hopes to create a walkable environment and will continue to announce new art in the coming months. A walk around Victory Park will now start to look a bit different, as the park revealed the first piece of art in its new public art program. The steel sculpture is titled “Heavy Handed (Symbol)” and was created by California artist Nathan Mabry as... read more

Victory Park Launches Public Art Program

DALLAS (March 27, 2017) – Victory Park is putting the “V” in Victory with the unveiling of the first work in its new public art program: an eight-foot hand in the “V-sign” gesture. The steel sculpture, titled Heavy Handed (Symbol), is the latest work in California-based artist Nathan Mabry’s Heavy Handed series. The work was commissioned as part of the district transformation efforts focused on... read more

New Morningside Plaza taking shape in Rice Village

Houston Chronicle Written by: Katherine Feser Trademark Property Co. is creating a public gathering space along Morningside as part of the transformation of the Rice Village shopping and dining district. Known as Morningside Plaza, the space will provide seating and free Wi-Fi in front of D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, Nao Ramen Houston, and Hopdoddy Burger Bar, which is set to open in March. It's located... read more

Amon Carter Museum to Showcase Art at WestBend

FX TX Written by: Laura Belpedio Photography from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is coming to WestBend. The Amon Carter museum and Trademark Property Co., developer of the WestBend mixed-use district at South University Drive and River Run, have collaborated on a new public art program that features reproductions of the museum's photography collection. The exhibit is currently showcasing nine... read more

Five Questions with Bob “Daddy-O” Wade

Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade is best known for his sculpture and hand-tinted photographs depicting Texas style and culture. At Waterside, he’s the centerpiece of a public art program that celebrates the site’s history with sculptures made from repurposed amusement rides and murals using historic site photography. Here, he talks about the impact of public art, how history inspires him, and plays... read more

Consciously Enhancing Communities

Community is at the very core of Conscious Place. We believe that good places become great because they are an active part of the community – they celebrate what makes it unique, they offer a gathering place, and they continually work to provide services that benefit the greater good. To create this kind of special place, the “if you build it, they will come” mentality won’t work, which is why... read more

Shopping Centers “Sell” Experiences To Attract Customers

CBS DFW Written by: Gilma Avalos NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – At a time when traditional anchor stores like Macy’s are closing locations across the country and customers are turning to the convenience of online shopping, store owners and developers are starting to think outside of the retail box. Customers are no longer just interested in buying goods, said Edward Manuel, Senior Vice President of Development... read more

Five Questions with Piattello Italian Kitchen

Chef Marcus Paslay, executive chef & owner of Fort Worth-favorite Clay Pigeon, recently opened his much anticipated second restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside. Here, he talks about menu favorites, his philosophy when it comes to food, and how to stand out in the Fort Worth dining scene. Q: What makes Piattello different from other Italian restaurants? A: Piattello is set apart by the fresh... read more

Conscious Place Spotlight – Hillside Village

WRITTEN BY: JOHN M.  Just over a year ago, Trademark began its quest to reinvent Hillside Village. When acquired, it was known as Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, and despite being a young center with a strategic location and top-tier anchor tenants, the Village had experienced years of steady decline in traffic and revenue. Trademark immediately set out to re-brand the center as Hillside Village, a shorter name... read more

Play Areas – Not Just For Kids

One 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... read more

’Tis the Season of Giving

Written by: John M. The holidays are here, which mean that retail centers across the country are busier than ever. Our Conscious Places are using the high traffic to engage with stakeholders in season-specific ways. Across the country, Trademark’s properties give back in a number of creative manners leading up to Christmas. Here’s a look at a few of the unique holiday events happening at some of our favorite... read more