Houston, TX (WiredPRNews.com) PlazAmericas (formerly Sharpstown Mall) invites all to join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the much anticipated El Mercado at PlazAmericas on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm. El Mercado at PlazAmericas includes approximately 80,000 square feet of vendors, shops, and restaurants offering various products and unique items to the public. El Mercado at PlazAmericas features free Houston entertainment every weekend and also offers amenities including a chapel, family lounge, family restrooms, and a vintage fighter jet repurposed as a play area for kids.
El Mercado at PlazAmericas is an important part of the revitalization of not only PlazAmericas, but also of the greater Sharpstown area. The approximately 80,000 square foot facility serves as a launching place for local entrepreneurs, who can start small businesses in a professional environment with little capital investment. Fully occupied, El Mercado at PlazAmericas is expected to house over 200 small businesses, the vast majority of which will be owned by minorities, women, local residents, and first-time entrepreneurs. The facility is expected to generate an estimated 405 new jobs for the Sharpstown area.
The Grand Opening of El Mercado at PlazAmericas includes a commencement ceremony and blessing, with a traditional ribbon cutting. Live entertainment will include mariachis, tropical music, and karaoke. Clowns, games and a face painter will be provided to entertain children. Special guest speakers include representatives from the Mexican Consulate, City of Houston, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
With over 100 stores PlazAmericas is a family-friendly Houston shopping mall, answering the needs of the community and welcoming everyone for fun, entertainment, and shopping. PlazAmericas provides free weekend entertainment on the second level of the mall in the Food Court. PlazAmericas has a new Mayan themed play area which is conveniently located so parents can dine at the many new eateries, relax, and listen to the pleasing sounds of music while children enjoy the giant play area. PlazAmericas also hosts seasonal and cultural special events regularly as a major attraction within the community. Please visit the PlazAmericas website at: www.PlazAmericas.com for more information.
* PlazAmericas is managed by Boxer Retail through its subsidiary Grupo Zocalo. Boxer Retail is a real estate firm that specializes in improving the value of commercial retail properties and is responsible for leasing and managing retail properties throughout the continental United States. For more information about Boxer Retail and its services please visit www.BoxerRetail.com.