Climate by CD Ski & Sports Opening at West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 16, 2012) – CD Ski & Sports, which specializes in apparel and equipment for skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and other outdoor action sports, will open its fifth location under the trade name of Climate. The new store, slated to open in late September, will be located at West 7th, the dynamic mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street.

Unlike the existing four stores, the newest location will be primarily fashion-focused, showcasing an array of men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear ideal for the mountains, beach, lake and the ever-changing climate of Fort Worth. Major brands will include The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Arc’teryx, UGG Footwear, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Rainbow, Keen, Burton, RVCA, Billabong, Reef, Spyder, Roxy and Quiksilver. Shoppers will also find popular accessories such as cameras from Go Pro and Contour, as well as headphones from Skullcandy and Marley.

“If we are going to carry it at the West 7th location, it will be a premium brand, a niche product or a leading fashion piece,” states Jared Shope, co-owner of Climate. “We want to offer outdoor and fashion items that you can’t find elsewhere.”

The 4,221-square-foot store will be located at the northeast corner of Crockett and Norwood Streets beside Keena’s of Fort Worth. Brad Douglas of McKinney, Texas is Shope’s operating partner in this venture.

“We are excited to welcome Climate by CD Ski & Sports to West 7th,” stated Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “The retailer’s sportswear offerings further enhance the growing presence of fashion within the development.”

The team of Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners and Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented the landlord, while Shope of Climate by CD Ski & Sports was self-represented.

West 7th is a strategic blend of pedestrian-friendly urban elements positioned in a mixed-use community offering retail, entertainment, office and residential. The 13-acre development is located on 7th Street and University Drive near the Fort Worth business and cultural districts. Its retail and office components are being developed by a Cypress Equities company* and the residential component by Columbus Realty Partners, LTD. To learn more about the West 7th development, please visit www.West-7th.com.

About Cypress Equities

Cypress Equities companies* (Cypress) were first conceived in 1995 and have since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed and/or managed more than 12 million square feet and currently is developing and/or managing more than 7.5 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are six Cypress Equities offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.cypressequities.com for more information.

* The Cypress Equities name, logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks being licensed to independent operating companies by CE Brands, LLC. Any particular obligation, service or product is the sole responsibility of the specific entity that incurs such obligation or supplies such service or product.

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