The Shops at Clearfork is Finally Open: Here’s How To Celebrate

It's finally here.

By Kayla Roberts

Neiman Marcus isn’t looking so lonely anymore. The Shops at Clearfork is opens Thursday, with a full weekend of opening activities planned through Saturday.

The 500,000-square-foot plaza, located off Chisholm Trail Parkway between Hulen Street and Bryant Irvin Road, is expected to have about 100 upscale retailers once completed. Thirty-two tenants will be open by the end of September, according to Kathleen Shields, vice president of development at Simon, which is spearheading the project with Cassco Development Co. By the holidays, 44 tenants will be open, with the office component and entertainment options like AMC Theatres and Pinstripes following in 2018. 

The two-level, 90,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus was among Clearfork’s first tenants, open since February. Among other tenants now open are Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, home store Z Gallerie, men's clothing store Mizzen+Main and a Tesla Motors gallery. 

Several activities from games to live music are planned in order to celebrate the opening. Here’s a guide to everything that’s going on.

THURSDAY

The first round of celebrations will start at The Plaza, located on the corner of Gage and Monahans Avenue. Beginning at 10 a.m., a vintage camper photo booth will open, and DJ Esquire will kick off the live music with several other acts following throughout the afternoon. Then at 1 p.m., KISS-FM’s Caroline Kraddick will drop by to talk about her favorite fashion trends. Oversized lawn games, food trucks and various pavilion activities will also be onsite.

Live Music
10 a.m. - DJ Esquire
1 p.m. - Uptown Violins
2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - Hunter & Savannah
4 p.m. - Matt Barron

Caroline Kraddick
1-3 p.m.

Vintage Camper Photo Booth
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Celebrations will continue with The Shops at Clearfork’s Block Party on Friday. Beginning at noon, Uptown Violins will return to start a full afternoon of live music, and the vintage camper photo booth will be back as well. At 4:30 p.m., TCU’s SuperFrog will drop in (since it’s Go Purple Friday after all). A firework show will begin at 8 p.m. to end the evening.

Live Music
Noon - Uptown Violins
1:30 p.m. - Hunter & Savannah
3 p.m. - Matt Barron
4 p.m. - DJ George
5:30 p.m. - Professor D

Vintage Camper Photo Booth
Noon-8 p.m.

TCU SuperFrog Appearance
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

The celebratory weekend will wrap up with a variety of live shows. Those who missed Hunter & Savannah on Thursday or Friday can catch them again at noon, followed by Matt Barron and Uptown Violins. For the kids, David Chicken’s Live Show Spectacular starts at 3 p.m., and Marvel fans will also get to meet characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow.

Live Music
Noon - Hunter & Savannah
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - Matt Barron
3:30 p.m. - Uptown Violins

Vintage Camper Photo Booth
Noon-6 p.m.

Marvel Show
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Meet the Marvel Characters
12:30 p.m.

David Chicken Live Show
1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Beginning Sept. 14, The Shops at Clearfork will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Samantha Calimbahin contributed to this report.