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Clamato partners with Omar Gonzalez to celebrate culture and authenticity this Summer with Fútbol fans – Houston Business Journal

PLANO, Texas, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Clamato and Gonzalez are giving fútbol fans tips for how to enjoy the authentic Clamato Michelada at game viewing parties. Gonzalez shares his tips on the most authentic way to enjoy the games all summer long – which includes Clamato, Worcestershire sauce, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and a good beer.

Clamato, a delicious mix of tomato juice and spices, is the "unsubstitutable" ingredient for the most authentic drink of fútbol fans everywhere: the Michelada. When paired with beer, Clamato creates the perfect flavor for The Authentic Clamato Michelada that will take your time with friends, family and fútbol to the next level all season long.

"Our unique recipe combines Clamato and spices that are the spark of every fútbol get-together," said Dave Falk, Vice President Marketing for Clamato. "While Clamato Micheladas are a staple in many fútbol fans’ homes, some fans haven’t experienced the authentic flavor combination."

Beer consumption rises 14% during the biggest fútbol tournament in the world, and the combination of free beer with purchase of Clamato1 means the adult fútbol fan can more easily enjoy a recipe they already love or try it for the first time. There is little that’s more refreshing than the authentic Clamato Michelada, enjoyed with good company.

Beginning June 14th, head to your local grocery store and purchase a bottle of Clamato and a six-pack of beer. Once purchase is complete, log into the ibotta app and take a photo of your receipt to receive a reimbursement up to $7.50 from Clamato!

Please enjoy responsibly, 21+. Subject to full terms and conditions available on the ibotta app.

Group A: Residents of any U.S. State (other than Group B below) & U.S. Military Bases: Must buy 1-64oz, 2-32oz, 2-1 liter, 3-16oz or 3-12oz bottles of Clamato and make a beer purchase (6-pack or larger) for full $7.50. SD Residents: Not valid on beer package larger than 24-pack. Group B: AL, AR, CT, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MA, MN, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, RI, TX, UT & WA Residents: NO BEER PURCHASE REQUIRED. Must buy 2-64oz, 3-32oz, 3-1 liter, 4-16oz or 4-12oz bottles of Clamato for full $7.25. All: 21 or older only. Expires 7/15/2018 or when 25,000 total rebates across Groups A and B redeemed, whichever first. Subject to full terms at ibotta.com. Void where prohibited. CLAMATO is a registered trademark of Mott’s LLP. ©2018 MOTT’S LLP.

About Clamato

Clamato, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) Clamato® began refreshing us in California in the year 1969. Farmers chose our delicious mix of tomato juice and spices as the drink that made their long workdays under the sun more tolerable. Soon, its popularity spread all over the United States and Mexico. DPS is a leading producer of flavored beverages, marketing Clamato and 50-plus other brands across North America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit Clamato.com or DrPepperSnapple.com. For the brand’s latest news and updates, visit our website www.clamato.com

1 With purchase of 64 ounce bottle of Clamato.

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As ‘dull retail is dying,’ Dallas founders announce plans for new department store

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As legacy retailers battle Amazon and suburban malls struggle to stay afloat, a Dallas startup is going the opposite direction: It’s launching a new department store.

Neighborhood Goods plans to open this fall in Plano. It is co-founded by Matt Alexander, a Dallas entrepreneur with fashion and retail experience, and Mark Masinter, a real estate adviser to developers and well-known brands including Apple, J. Crew and Restoration Hardware. Alexander will serve as the company’s chief executive.

But the department store will have a different look and feel than the ones that customers know, Alexander and Masinter said. For one, it will be a fraction of the footprint — 13,000 square feet compared to the typical department store of 150,000 to 300,000 square feet that anchor malls. The store will host speaking events, have its own podcast and include a bar and restaurant. Customers will be able to use an app to navigate the store, call over a sales associate, receive push notifications about an unfamiliar brand or use self-guided checkout.

Alexander and Masinter said department stores aren’t dying, customers have just grown tired of the same old approach.

"There is certainly a lot of turmoil in physical retail. It’s well documented," Alexander said. "But I think all that’s really happening is dull retail is dying. The mundane approach to having a store full of racks that change out on a seasonal basis, that has become an irrelevant business model for a lot of people."

The store will have about 15 brands at a time, with about 4 or 5 household names and a variety of new and local brands, Alexander said. He said it will carry men and women’s clothing and household goods at a range of price points. The brands will rotate, with some staying on racks for months and others for short spans of time.

Customers can purchase items online, but Alexander said the company’s primary emphasis will be sales in the store.

Matt Alexander was previous founder of Edition Collective, an e-commerce fashion company. (Rex C. Curry/Special Contributor)

Alexander and Masinter announced Thursday that they’ve raised $5.75 million of venture capital to fund the build-out of the store, hire employees and build the store’s tech platform and app. Its round of funding was led by San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures and includes Washington, D.C.-based NextGen Venture Partners and other West Coast venture firms Maveron, CAA Ventures and Global Founders Capital.

Alexander previously founded and led Edition Collective, an e-commerce fashion startup. The company was acquired in 2016 for an undisclosed sum by Q Fifty One, a Dallas-based clothing company that has stores in the Southwest. He and Bryan DeLuca, co-founder of Dallas-based Foot Cardigan, started a seasonal pop-up shop of local brands called Unbranded. It recently opened a location at The Statler hotel in downtown Dallas.

Masinter has worked with numerous brands that started with e-commerce only, such as Bonobos and Warby Parker, but later opened a brick and mortar. He said many digitally native brands want to sell in a store, but don’t want their product be in a traditional department store and don’t have a large enough line for a store of their own.

"We are able to be the solution for both of those challenges," he said.

Alexander and Masinter would not specify the first store’s location in Plano, but Masinter has been an active partner in the city’s $2 billion Legacy West development. He’s helped fill its 425,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, which includes the Toyota North American headquarters.

He’s also leading a project to remake Henderson Avenue, a popular East Dallas stretch of restaurants and shops.

Masinter said Neighborhood Goods will test the concept in Plano and then gradually expand to other markets in Texas and beyond.

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Large Lots, Big Home Value in Parker, TX

Large Lots, Big Home Value in Parker, TXWhich city in Collin County has the highest average home value this year? According to the appraisal district – it’s Parker! We went there to see what $615,000 can buy you. (Published 19 minutes ago)

Which city in Collin County has the highest average home value this year? According to the appraisal district, it’s Parker!

Lucas, Prosper, Fairview and Frisco round out the top five.

Parker is best known for Southfork Ranch and Olympic Champion Nastia Liuken, but it’s the lifestyle that may be drawing people in.

The small, quiet city of about 4,400 people is quickly attracting new buyers.

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"Having neighbors, but not ten feet away from you… is definitely something that interests us a lot,” said current California resident, Alan Dorsey.

With wide open lots, average market value is $615,000 – the most expensive in Collin County.

Old homes are now soaring in value and many new custom ones start around $600,000.

So what does that buy? A large property with more than an acre at Whitestone Estates.

"I mean the homes are very large. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, well that’s for sure. Three bedroom house with over 3-000 square feet, but it’s wonderful,” Dorsey said.

Realtor Alyssa Tran doesn’t just sell in the area, she calls it home.

"Parker’s kind of a hidden gem. People don’t really know that it existed until maybe 2 to 3 years ago,” Tran said.

She said the people who look at the market there, are impressed by what it has to offer.

"I have two little toddlers and they just love looking at the cows, just there reaction it’s just priceless because you don’t get that in the city life,” Tran said.

Parker is also a feeder city for Plano and Allen ISD. Tran said that’s one of the biggest attractions for families who either can’t by into those areas or are looking for more space.

"I can’t imagine that this would not be an area that fills quickly. Proximity to a highway, getting to where you need to get but still being out in the country is very, very nice,” Dorsey said.

Of course, not everyone can afford the price tag. On the low end of Collin County’s average market value — Blue Ridge. Median home prices there are $112,872.

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US 75 Plano Lane Closures Friday, Saturday Night

PLANO, TX — There will be full overnight lane closures on US 75 this weekend, according to reports, as part of a two-phase construction project. When the project is done, the Plano Parkway bridge will be expanded and US 75 will have more lanes.

Southbound lanes on US 75 between President George Bush Turnpike and 15th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, Community Impact reported. Access ramps from southbound US 75 onto PGBT will be closed during construction.

The northbound main lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Community Impact. Access ramps from northbound US 75 onto PGBT will be open.

The project is expected to result in major improvements in the traffic flow.

See Community Impact for detour maps.

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Do Online Reviews Matter to Renters?

Could a poor review stop a potential resident from touring your property? This month MHN and Kingsley Associates partnered to find out how renters really feel about online reviews.

Could a poor review stop a potential resident from touring your property? This month MHN and Kingsley Associates partnered to find out how renters really feel about online reviews.

“Everything about the apartment makes it #1 in our search, but the online reviews are so poor we will be very reserved in hastily making a decision to move there.” —Plano, Texas

“The listings on Craigslist were old and no longer accurate in terms of pricing. We feel like we wasted our time because those listings were not taken down in a timely manner.” —Hackensack, N.J.

“I saw this apartment on Trulia and wondered if the pictures were Photoshopped! I went to visit the apartment and the photos were real! The place is beautiful, and I can’t wait to move in!” —Wilmington, N.C.

“After touring possible apartments, it was clear that what the website and online marketing portrayed was not what the apartments actually look like. Not only is this deceptive, but it also looks bad for the management company.” —Louisville, Colo.

“The prices on Apartments.com were much lower than what I was quoted onsite. It was about $200 more per month to lease.” —Sanford, Fla.

“Everyone needs a place to live, and I made the wrong choice without looking at the online reviews first. The reviews accurately represent the issues I have experienced since moving in and management’s lack of concern for these problems.” —Gaithersburg, Md.

“The community seems beautiful, but upon further investigation, there are extremely poor reviews online about roaches, smoke smell, rude staff, maintenance issues and deposit issues. There were countless negative reviews and we do not want to risk having similar issues.” —Columbus, Ohio

“After reading through some online reviews, I was concerned that smoking was allowed in the building. However, from management’s responses to these reviews, it looks like the building is becoming non-smoking this summer, so I am not concerned anymore.” —Chicago

“I am leasing a place here based on online reviews, ease of application and apartment availability. Since I am out of state, I have to rely on others’ opinions and the ease of applying offsite.” —Reno, Nev.

“We were looking online and found many apartments in the area, but we never found this one online. We were lucky to have driven past it since that is the only reason we found the place. It is a great community but needs to be better represented online.” —Atlanta

“There are tons of negative online reviews and the slew of recent positive reviews came with an incentive for current residents, which seems deceptive and unethical to me. The whole operation is sketchy.” —Sherwood, Ore.

“Very poor online reviews were ultimately the reason we decided to lease elsewhere. I’d recommend looking at those reviews and seeing what issues current or previous residents have had. Issues with resident retention is a red flag for me!” —Columbus, Ohio

“I checked Facebook and Apartments.com and there were many comments about mice in the apartments. When we looked at the apartment, I asked several residents if they like living there and they all commented on the mice. There is something to be said for the honesty of online reviews.” —Oaklyn, N.J.

“The moving process was great and very smooth! I’m glad I didn’t read into the negative Yelp reviews and gave the place a chance! I love my new apartment.” —San Ramon, Calif.

“I had to search for an apartment all online and via phone since I was moving from out of state and did not have time to travel and visit complexes beforehand. I found other residents’ reviews very helpful when making the decision remotely.” —Boulder, Colo.

“Overall impression of the property was very good. However, the online reviews are not good and management does not respond to complaints. If management replied to negative reviews with genuine care, I would be more willing to consider the complex.” —Chicago

“The Apartment Finders listing needs to be updated to reflect accurate availability. I drove about 100 miles out of my way because your listing said “available now.” When I arrived, I was told it would be at least a month before anything was available.” —Odessa, Texas

“The property manager should not remove negative online reviews from residents. This creates a hostile relationship by dismissing a bad experience. They should be left online for a true review of the property.” —Englewood, Colo.

“I found the apartment using Zillow, but Zillow listed the income-restricted price as the lowest price. This has to be fixed and feels a lot like bait and switch. It may not be illegal, but it is definitely bad marketing practice.” —Seattle

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Plano Week Ahead Weather: Rain Possible All Week

PLANO, TX — We can expect a good amount of rain this week, as the National Weather Service forecasts a chance of rain every day. The first few days of the week will be potentially rainy with some wind gusts, which will die down by the end of the week.

High temperatures will be in the 80’s throughout the week, with low temperatures dropping down to the 60’s.

Here’s your full week ahead weather forecast via the National Weather Service.

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday
A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 70. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

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Plano, TX Real Estate: Newly Listed Homes for Sale

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

The houses for sale in and around Plano are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Texas. and across the United States every year. We’re not just talking listed homes for sale, either. We’re talking about homes for sale — that sell.

Looking for a home to buy? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Plano listed by our partners at realtor.com.

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RealtyMogul Closes $2.75 Million Equity Investment in Plano Multifamily Portfolio

Property Acquired for $11.9 Million Through Partnership with Comunidad Realty Partners

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)

RealtyMogul, a pioneer in providing private real estate to discerning investors, announced that it has completed an investment in a $11.9 million multifamily apartment portfolio in Plano, Texas, consisting of 156 units.

The property was acquired through a partnership with Comunidad Realty Partners, a dynamic real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily apartment communities in densely-populated Hispanic neighborhoods. Comunidad reports to have owned and managed over $600 million in multifamily assets overall, comprised of approximately 8,200 units. RealtyMogul has invested with Comunidad Realty Partners on five previous transactions.

“We are pleased to have closed this Plano Portfolio deal with Comunidad Realty Partners, who has extensive experience with the asset class and region,” said Jilliene Helman, CEO & Co-Founder of RealtyMogul. “I’ve personally known Antonio Marquez, the Principal of Comunidad Realty Partners, for the past four years, and continue to be impressed by their professionalism and ability to execute a unique business plan.”

The Plano Multifamily Portfolio was offered to RealtyMogul’s accredited investors as an individual deal, as well as its non-accredited investors via MogulREIT II, its real estate investment trust, or “REIT.” RealtyMogul was the first online real estate investing company to offer a sidecar investment opportunity and continues to source deals that cater to its member base, who have diverse goals and investment strategies.

About RealtyMogul
RealtyMogul is a unique commercial real estate private markets investing platform that provides discerning investors exclusive access to thoroughly vetted opportunities, rigorous underwriting, and high-touch customer service through licensed investment professionals. We strive to build wealth through sound principles and data insights, serving real people who want a smart alternative investing strategy.

We offer capital financing opportunities to qualified real estate companies, and through our rigorous vetting we’re able to hand-select opportunities for our discerning investors. RealtyMogul offers securities through North Capital Private Securities Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC.

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