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Plans also incorporate a redeveloped Food Court

EL PASO, Texas (May 13, 2015) – Cypress Equities announced today that it has assembled exciting new additions and upgrades to Bassett Place, El Paso’s most established shopping center, by renovating the mall’s food court and incorporating the area’s first Dave & Buster’s into the current merchant roster.

“Following significant speculation throughout the trade area, Cypress may now confirm that Dave & Buster’s is coming to Bassett Place,” stated Michael Wheat, managing director of leasing and marketing for Cypress Equities.

Dave & Buster’s is the leading owner and operator of high-volume venues that combine entertainment and dining in North America for both adults and families. Founded in 1982, the core of the concept is to offer guests the opportunity to “Eat, Drink, Play, Watch®” all in one location. Dave & Buster’s offers a full menu of “Fun American New Gourmet” entrées and appetizers, a full selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports and other televised events.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dave & Buster’s to Bassett Place,” said Chris Maguire, chief executive officer of Cypress Equities. “The retailer has a strong, distinctive brand with broad customer appeal. Plus, the company has a proven store model and a well- developed new store growth strategy to drive long-term success.”

Dave & Buster’s anticipates the opening of the new El Paso location at Bassett Place in late 2015.

To make way for the nearly 36,000-square-foot entertainment destination, Bassett Place’s Café Plaza Food Court will be redeveloped into a smaller six-unit facility. The existing food court will be closed for the remainder of 2015, with new eateries slated to open during the first quarter of 2016. Among the dining options, Bassett Place shoppers will have the opportunity to enjoy such traditional fare as sandwiches and salads at Subway, pizza and calzone at Sbarro the Italian Eatery, plus an assortment of Asian cuisine at Chinese Gourmet Express and Sansei, a Japanese counterpart to Chinese Gourmet Express. Other eateries joining the food court will be announced at a later date.

About Bassett Place

Built in 1962 on 56 acres of what was then the far-east side of El Paso, Bassett Place is El Paso’s original shopping center. Conveniently located at I-10 and Geronimo, Bassett Place is anchored by Costco Wholesale, Kohl’s, Ross, Target and Premiere Cinemas + IMAX. Specialty shops include Finish Line, Rack Room Shoes, David’s Bridal, GameStop, rue 21, Express, FYE and Office Depot. Bassett Place is the closest major shopping center to the El Paso International Airport and Fort Bliss as well as the Bridge of the Americas. Visit for more information.

About Cypress Equities

Cypress Equities* (Cypress) was founded in 1995, by Chris Maguire and has 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 acquired more than 18 million square feet and currently is developing and managing a portfolio of more than 9.4 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), Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale. Visit for more information.

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