Barnes & Noble New Concept Coming to Legacy West

We’ve all heard Mayor LaRosiliere claim that by next year, west Plano will be the center of the universe. And with the list of businesses coming to town, it seems pretty likely. Right after Legacy West announced that it will get the first Dean & DeLuca in Texas, Barnes & Noble has revealed that it will open a new concept store in Legacy West in March 2017.

The under-construction Legacy West development will be the first shopping center in the southwest U.S. to get one of these Barnes & Noble concept stores. The store size will be 9,000 feet, significantly smaller and more intimate than the average Barnes & Noble store, which is 26,000 feet according to Reuters.com. The location will also have a restaurant with an expanded menu and beer and wine offerings.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to join the list of ‘best in class’ restaurants and merchants opening at Legacy West,” said David Deason, Vice President of Development at Barnes & Noble. “We are excited to be opening a smaller format store, as part of a number of different concept stores that we’re testing nationwide.”

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Artist renderings of the new Barnes & Noble concept store at Legacy West

According to Legacy West developer, Fehmi Karahan, “Having a new Barnes & Noble concept store join Legacy West is a huge win; it provides the community a unique experience where people can relax, discover great new books, or meet a friend to listen to an author speak and have a glass of wine. We’re proud to deliver that experience at Legacy West.”

Plano’s Legacy West development plans to hold its grand opening in March 2017.  When complete, the $3.2 billion dollar, 255-acre development will contain 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space and plans to be the very best place in Plano (or maybe the universe) to live, work, eat, play and shop.

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