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North Star and The Shops at La Cantera Welcomes International Visitors With Exceptional Guest Services, Amenities and Shopping Incentives Two Centers, One Perfect Combination in San Antonio

April 9, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

San Antonio is a shopper’s paradise and boasts two award-winning, internationally acclaimed shopping destinations, North Star and The Shops at La Cantera. 

Since shopping continues to be one of the top attractions for tourists according to the Travel Industry Association of AmericaNorth Star and The Shops at La Cantera consistently introduce unique retail offerings and many first-to-the-market concepts, premiering for the first time in South Texas.

Both properties recognize the special needs of travelers and have a variety of programs to accommodate individual tourists and visiting groups.  Together, these two large centers entice serious, upscale shoppers with nine department stores and more than 350 specialty shops.  Explore the many unique retailers to find trendy designer brands, great bargains, spectacular gifts or just the perfect fit.

A Jewel on the Hill Country Horizon — The Shops at La Cantera

Located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, just off Interstate IH-10, The Shops at La Cantera is an award-winning property for its innovative design and development.  It combines a relaxed outdoor environment, manicured gardens of indigenous plants and 166557_num696595_600x600contemporary water features to create an enchanting open-air marketplace that offers the conveniences of indoor shopping surrounded by plush outdoor lounges and ambience. Shop, lounge or let the children have fun at the playground near the flagship Dillard’s and Macy’s.

Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, The Shops at La Canteraalso host more than 200 specialty stores including: Anthropologie, Apple, Brio Tuscan Grille, BOSS Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, CH Carolina Herrera, Free People, Kona Grill, Lacoste, Microsoft, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Tommy Bahama, The Art of Shaving, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille and many more.

The Shops at La Cantera spectacular streetscape development combines upscale boutiques and world-class restaurants and offices nestled around The Falls, a cascading contemporary water element at the base of a grand limestone staircase.

The bustling, pedestrian-friendly Main Street anchored by Barnes & Noble also offers boutiqueretailers including: American Apparel, Free People, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Gymboree, J.Crew, Jos.A. Bank, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, The Limited, Sur La Table, Z Gallerie, Toni & Guy, Urban Outfitters, Vans, Vera Bradley and Zara.  

H&M Opening at The Shops at La Cantera: Summer 2014 H&M was established by Erling Persson who opened the first store in Västerås, Sweden in 1947. Today there are over 3,000 stores in 53 countries. 104,000 dedicated people, all passionate about fashion, are employed by H&M. H&M offers everything from the hottest trends to the best in basics for women, men, teenagers and children complete with shoes, accessories, cosmetics and a home interiors concept. Visit www.hm.com/us for the latest fashions. Check back for updates to the San Antonio location opening details.

Exquisite Dining at The Shops at La Cantera

Bar Louie is an eclectic urban bar and eatery made famous for their handcrafted signature martinis. Centered on socialization, the exceptional food selection is uniquely presented and portioned for sharing. Oversized small plates, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, burgers and large plates are made in scratch kitchens daily from traditional and regional inspirations. While beer and wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines by the glass, cocktail drinkers will revel in signature martinis, mojitos and margaritas made from the highest quality ingredients, fresh fruit and hand squeezed juices. For more information or reservations call (210) 694-4598

Brio Tuscan Grille is a fun, casual eatery specializing in creative Italian-American cuisine under a Roman ruin décor. The diverse menu offers a variety of delectable foods from European thin-crust pizzas to homemade pastas. All breads, soups and pastries are made from scratch and cooking is done in full view of guests. For more information or reservations call (210) 877-9300.

The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant and bar offering over 200 menu selections including appetizers, pizza, pasta, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and more. The menu also features specialty dishes like Chicken Madeira, Miso Salmon, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, The Factory Burger and over 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts. Enjoy this high-energy atmosphere seven days a week.  For information or reservations call (210) 558-1900.

Grimaldi’s PizzeriaGrimaldi’s specializes in New York style, coal-fired brick oven pizza.Every Grimaldi’spizza offers unique crispy and roasted char flavor that comes from the 1200 degree coal-fired brick oven, fresh hand-tossed dough and only fresh toppings.   Coal-fire brick oven cooking gives pizza a unique smoky flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible when prepared in gas, convection or wood ovens. (210) 690-4949.

 At Kona Grill, an adventure in dining awaits guests. American cuisine with an eclectic menu offers appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, pork, chicken, pasta, and sushi. There is something for everyone at Kona Grill, where lunch and dinner are served daily. For more information or  reservations call (210) 877-5355.

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus. Delight in upscale contemporary cuisine served in a refined atmosphere at Neiman Marcus San Antonio Mariposa®. From creative sandwiches to regionally-inspired entrées, seasonal fresh seafood, and house-made desserts, you’ll savor first-class fare all served by our warm and welcoming staff. For more information or  reservations call (210) 694-3550.

Nordstrom Café Bistro: Café Bistro is a casual and affordable restaurant. Signature dishes include brick-oven entrees, seafood and unique sandwiches which are bold in flavor and classic in design and include special “kid’s café” selections. For more information or  reservations call (210) 332-1900.

Perry’s Steak House:  Perry’s Restaurants, a Texas-based, family-owned group of fine dining restaurants, will open a 10,000-square-foot location of its award-winning Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille at The Shops at La Cantera this summer. Famous for its selection of butcher-fresh Prime beef, dry-aged in house for 28 days, Perry’s is also known for its specialty – its famous pork chop- dried, cured and roasted, then caramelized and topped with Perry’s signature herb-garlic butter sauce. Also Perry’s Bar 79 offers Social Hour featuring half-price appetizers and specials on wine and martinis weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. as well as live entertainment Thursday through Saturday evenings.  For more information visit PerrysSteakhouse.com.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is trademarked as a fresh, contemporary and consistently outstanding restaurant. Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s is a restaurant that has been embraced by diners across the country. The P.F. Chang’s experience is a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro. For more information or  reservations call (210) 507-6500.

The Yard House:  This upscale-casual eatery is known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world’s largest selection of draft beer.  From classic lagers to more obscure ales and stouts there’s a draft beer flavor for everyone with a transparent keg room containing more than 600 barrels, some 1,000 gallons of beer, and an endless fleet of tap handles – 100 to 250 – depending on the location.  The menu of American cuisine includes an impressive selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, individual-size pizzas, seafood, steaks, ribs and chops. Late-night dining is available, and each restaurant can accommodate groups for large parties.  For pint-size guests the kid’s klub includes a 12 page activity book, fresh to order menu items and a kustom kooler. For more information or  reservations call (210) 691-0033.

Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill:  Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill menu is inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico. The original Z’ Tejas opened over 20 years ago in Austin, Texas and remains a hotspot among locals and visitors. A popular spot for lunch, happy hour and dinner and weekend brunch with both the business and leisure crowd, the 275-seat restaurant  features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room and al fresco dining on its 50-seat heated and covered patio with fireplace. Z’Tejas has earned national acclaim for its diverse menu featuring such popular items as Diablo Chicken Pasta and Jerk Chicken Salad.  For more information or reservations call (210) 690.3334.

The City’s Brightest Star for more than 50 Years – North Star

North Star boasts an impressive selection of shops. Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Forever 21 and over 200 specialty stores, including Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, AïX Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cache, Coach, Guess, Guess Accessories, Guess by Marciano, Hollister, Janie and Jack, The Disney, J.Crew, LEGO, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Oakley, Teavana, Talbots, Vans, The Cheesecake Factory and much more of the very best in shopping and restaurant dining.

North Star, located just 20 minutes from downtown with direct access off Loop 410.  Enjoy wandering through the center and take pleasure in welcoming warmth of suffused natural light, or relax in one of the many comfortable lounges located throughout the property.

Bon Appetit at North Star Mall

The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant and bar offering over 200 menu selections including appetizers, pizza, pasta, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and more. The menu also features specialty dishes like Chicken Madeira, Miso Salmon, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, The Factory Burger and over 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts. Enjoy this high-energy atmosphere seven days a week.  For information or reservations call (210) 798.2222.

Receive a welcome gift and discounts at more than 80 participating stores  

Visit North Star’s Customer Service Center (located on the lower level in front of  Forever 21)  or at The Shops at La Cantera located behind Lenscrafters in the mall management office  to receive your Premier Passport or Club Estrellas card which entitles you to exclusive discounts at participating stores and a welcome gift.

Tax Free Shopping for International Visitors

During your visit to San Antonio, stop by either of our Texas Tax Back locations inside the malls to receive the sales tax refund on merchandise purchased. For more information, please call 001.210.530.0074 or visit www.txtaxback.com.

North Star.  Loop 410 and San Pedro Avenue. Tel. 001.210.340.6627 www.northstarmall.com

The Shops at La Cantera. Loop 1604 and La Cantera Parkway. Tel. 001.210.582.6255 www.theshopsatlacantera.com

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