Plano’s huge new development, Legacy West, located along the Dallas North Tollway will open on March 2 and the line-up of new stores has just expanded to include two major home retailers.
Frontgate, an upscale home catalog and retailer based in Ohio, will open a 22,000 square foot store in Legacy West. It will be the first Frontgate in Texas and only the third full-line store for the company.
West Elm will open its second store in North Texas at Legacy West. The only other one is at Mockingbird Station in Dallas.
In all, there will be 100 tenants in Legacy West including a food hall with an outdoor beer garden attached.
Other stores not previously announced are outdoor enthusiast retailer Filson, eyewear retailer Warby Parker, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and luggage and accessories retail Tumi.
The project was built as three-and-a-half city blocks from Legacy Drive north to the frontage road of Highway 121 in Plano. Legacy West is adjacent to new offices housing thousands of employees for Toyota and Chase.
Legacy West developer Fehmi Karahan said he’s working with Toyota and Chase to form a private partnership to run a bus circulating employees to the shops and restaurants and back to their cars of office.
The new road is called Winrose and it cuts through 415,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space on a dense 38-acres built up with residential, hotel and office towers. It will have a daily population of 100,000 people.
Mark Masinter, who is responsible for bringing Bonobos, Warby Parker and several other stores and restaurants to Henderson Ave. in East Dallas, is in charge of retail leasing.
To make Legacy West a shopping destination, Masinter said he leased only 29 percent of the space to restaurants. “Otherwise, it becomes a food and beverage destination,” he said.
Masinter estimated that annual food and beverage sales will exceed $100 million.
Men’s apparel is another category that Masinter was deliberate about. He devoted one block to men’s stores: Suit Supply, Pockets Menswear, Bonobos, Peter Millar and a few more he can’t announce.
Previously, Legacy West has announced Tesla, Dean and DeLuca and Barnes and Noble, Coach, Planet Blue and Johnny Was.
Fidelity Investments is moving from West Park Blvd. near the Shops at Willow Bend. And Bachendorf’s fine jewelry may be moving to Legacy West from the Shops at Legacy.
BY: MARIA HALKIAS
This article originally appeared in Dallas News
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