by Office of Communications | May 23, 2017

La Plaza Mall Expansion Exterior Rendering -March 2016
MCALLEN, TX, May 23, 2017 –
Simon (NYSE:SPG), a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, today announced the first group of retailers and restaurants joining the much-anticipated expansion at La Plaza Mall. Rio Grande Valley’s retail landmark will soon welcome new-to-market retailers Zara, H&M, Kendra Scott, REEDS Jewelers and Flip Flop Shops, as well as McAllen’s first Texas de Brazil. Palenque Grill, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and T-Mobile will also join La Plaza Mall as new shopping and dining destinations.


“La Plaza Mall is already the premier shopping destination for people throughout the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico,” said City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  “I am so excited for everyone who loves to come to La Plaza Mall will now have even more amazing options to choose from when shopping or dining in McAllen.”


“This expansion gives us the opportunity to offer the McAllen community and our loyal shoppers an unprecedented array of retailers and dining options to amplify the La Plaza Mall experience,” said Roberto Luciano, General Manager, La Plaza Mall. “We are proud to see these respected brands join the extensive updates and enhancements already taking place. We look forward to announcing future exciting additions.”


The City of McAllen contributed $20 million towards the construction of the two parking decks to help spur the mall expansion and development.


Zara, one of the largest international fashion companies, offers customers the latest trends in clothing, accessories and footwear for men, women and children. Zara continually adds new pieces to its collections, remaining at the forefront of fashion.


H&M offers customers fashion and quality at the best price. One of the world’s leading fashion retailers, shoppers will always be surprised by the fresh selection of merchandise arriving daily, ranging from basics to cutting-edge trends. H&M also strives to improve sustainability practices throughout the company to create quality fashion with a smaller footprint.


Founded in Austin, Texas, Kendra Scott offers bold and unique jewelry, home décor and gifts. Grown from a mini jewelry collection in 2002, Kendra Scott has grown into a multi-million-dollar brand sold worldwide. Kendra Scott continues to create intricately designed products in the brand’s Austin art studio headquarters and gives back to communities across the country.



Founded in 1946 by Bill and Roberta Zimmer, REEDS Jewelers is a true American success story, having grown from one hometown store to a full-service, multi-channel jewelry retailer. REEDS Jewelers is known for its exceptional line of fine jewelry, collectibles, customized jewelry and watches.


Texas de Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-American churrascaria, or steak house, which combines the unique flavors of Southern Brazil with Texas hospitality. The restaurant has mastered the all you can eat portions of perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork and chicken.


Palenque Grill’s recipes are made with fresh ingredients, traditional styles and feature all the flavors of Mexico’s North Pacific Coast. Diners will enjoy the restaurant’s family-friendly atmosphere and the romance of the piano, trio or mariachi.


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory specializes in all things sweet, including candy apples, fudge, truffles, chocolates and more. The factory located in historic Durango Colorado produces around 300 different premium chocolate candies and confectionaries sold around the world.


Flip Flop Shops is solely focused on the hottest styles of flip flops and casual footwear. Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops’ mission is to promote a comfortable, healthy lifestyle, with initiatives to reduce stress, as well as raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.


T-Mobile is redefining the wireless service industry through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value.


“La Plaza Mall is already the premier shopping destination for people throughout the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico,” said City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “I am so excited for everyone who loves to come to La Plaza Mall will now have even more amazing options to choose from when shopping or dining in McAllen.”


La Plaza Mall is currently in the midst of a dramatic, 200,000-square-foot expansion, that will accommodate up to 25 new specialty stores, four junior anchors and an exciting dining plaza with six first-to-market restaurants that will be prominently featured facing Interstate 2, with a grand outdoor terrace for patrons to enjoy dinner al fresco. Simon will also upgrade the interior and exterior of the existing mall with new mall entrances, flooring, LED lighting, skylights, upgraded restrooms, luxury seating and landscaping to completely enhance the look and feel of the property. A now-complete portion of the expansion includes two new parking decks, able to accommodate approximately 2,000 vehicles.







About La Plaza Mall

La Plaza Mall is the premier shopping destination in the Rio Grande Valley and features over 1.2 million square feet of upscale and mainstream retail space with over 150 specialty retailers, including BCBGMAXAZRIA, Marciano, Michael Kors and Pandora, as well as more traditional retailers like Express, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret and Aéropostale. Conveniently situated at the intersection of 10th Street and Interstate 2, just 5 miles from the U.S. – Mexico border, La Plaza Mall is anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy's, Macy’s Home & Children’s Store, and Joe Brand. In the expansion and renovation of its new food court, La Plaza Cafes was recently completed. Eateries include Green Leafs Beyond Great, Charley’s Subs and more.


About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit


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