SIGNATURE HORSE INSTALLED AT LA PALMERA’S P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO
05/16/2010

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TX) P.F. Chang’s China Bistro’s signature horse arrived and was installed on La Palmera’s site on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. A construction crew and a crane unloaded the 11-foot tall, 750-pound horse.

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Restaurant slated to open June 2010

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TX) P.F. Chang’s China Bistro’s signature horse arrived and was installed on La Palmera’s site on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. A construction crew and a crane unloaded the 11-foot tall, 750-pound horse. The majestic horse, which has become an icon for the restaurant, stands guard over the entrance. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Designed by English sculptor Derek Howath, who worked as an assistant to legendary abstract English monumental sculptor Henry Moore, the museum quality horse is cast with an “aged stone” feel and touch. The horse made its way to Corpus Christi after a 1,900-mile journey from American Canyon, California.

The 6,800-square-foot restaurant is part of La Palmera’s new outdoor lifestyle court. The restaurant is in the midst of hiring 90 to 100 of part-time and full-time employees. The restaurant is slated to open June 2010. P.F. Chang’s parent company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About La Palmera …
Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, JCPenney and Macy’s. Obtained in July 2008 by Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be LEED pre-certified pursuing Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Following a $50 million renovation, the mall features a new Outdoor Lifestyle Court, 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information, go to lapalmera.com or call (361) 991-5718.