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Plano's Legacy West adds novel bookstore eatery and 12 new shops

Plano's Legacy West adds novel bookstore eatery and 12 new shops

Barnes & Noble Kitchen
Legacy West will be home to a rare concept called Barnes & Noble Kitchen. Photo courtesy of B&N

Plano shopping and dining mega-center Legacy West has signed on more than a dozen new stores and restaurants, set to open in the fall. They will join Legacy West's burgeoning lineup of tenants including the recently opened flagship Frontgate store; Warby Parker; and the first Tommy Bahama Store and Restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Among the openings are the largest food hall in North Texas and new concepts from Barnes & Noble and Starbucks. Here's the list:

Barnes & Noble Kitchen
The new Barnes & Noble concept store opening at Legacy West will be the first in the Southwest to offer not just the latest novels, but a restaurant with an expanded menu including beer and wine. The Legacy West new concept store will have 9,000 square feet, and will be a place to relax, discover new books, listen to an author speak, and have a glass of wine. Especially the part about the glass of wine. Barnes & Noble is the nation's largest retail bookseller, with 633 stores across 50 states, but currently only three locations of this hybrid concept.

Fashion Optical
Fashion Optical is not your typical optical chain. It has eye wear from around the world, from the fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, London, Geneva, and Berlin among many others, and all at affordable prices. It also boasts fashion music pumped throughout the store, and emphasizes friendliness and professionalism on its staff. True to its perfectionist profile, lenses are made and manufactured on site, in most cases.

Filson
Established in Seattle in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed for the Yukon, Filson has a 120-year legacy, built on its reputation for quality and durability. Its long-lasting clothing, luggage, and accessories are the choice of explorers, adventurers, ranchers, hunters, anglers, engineers, and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. A location opened in Highland Park Village in spring 2016 but closed in December.

Haywire
Haywire is another restaurant concept from Frontburner (Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, The Ranch at Las Colinas), this one with a "true Texas" theme. The menu features heritage recipes made modern with locally sourced Texas ingredients for tastes both unexpected and comforting. No idea what that actually means, but it sounds yum. There's a bar with local spirits, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, and an unparalleled craftily crafted wine list.

J.Crew
Who remembers back to 1983 when J.Crew debuted with the mailing of its first catalog? Today, the business includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and a growing online business. J.Crew partners with the finest global fabric mills and craftsmen, as well as iconic brands such as Thomas Mason, Timex, New Balance, and Red Wing. J.Crew has several line extensions, including crewcuts (for kids sizes 2-14), J.Crew Ready-to-party, and J.Crew Sport.

Legacy Hall
Chef-inspired food hall will feature Dallas purveyors doing lobster rolls, barbecue, tacos, burgers, popsicles, onsite brewery, and taproom. Also, a beer garden with live entertainment.

Levi's
The Levi’s brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. A tailor shop will be located at the front of the store allowing customers to have their favorite denim pieces tailored by a team of specialized craftsmen. Exclusive to only a handful of Levi’s stores worldwide, the tailor shop offers custom embroidery, tailoring, hemming, and repairs.

M∙A∙C 
Make-up Art Cosmetics is the leading brand of professional cosmetics, created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and part of the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Madewell
Introduced in 2006, Madewell is a modern women's denim brand with workwear roots. Merchandise includes jeans, T-shirts, ankle boots, and leather jackets.

Sephora
Sephora allows you to shop myriad brands and encourages you to try, test, and play with everything from lip glosses to blushes, skincare to fragrance.

Starbucks Reserve
Only the second location like it in Texas and among only a few across the country, Starbucks Reserve offers a craft coffee experience. The first Texas location opened in Uptown Dallas in the McKinney & Olive tower in June.

Sugarfina
High-end candy store known for champagne bears, sugar lips, and peach bellinis that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. The first Sugarfina store opened November 2013 in Beverly Hills, and now includes 24 boutiques and 15 Nordstrom shop-in-shops in major North American cities. The first branch in the Dallas area opened in February at NorthPark Center.

Taverna
Italian restaurant from Dallas restaurateur Alberto Lombardi.

Toulouse Café and Bar
French restaurant from Dallas restaurateur Alberto Lombardi.

These new tenants join the community of restaurants and retailers already open including: Bonobos, Coach, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Earls Kitchen+Bar, Fabletics, Fidelity, Frontgate, Johnny Was, Mesero, North Italia, Peter Millar, Pockets, Renaissance Dallas At Plano Legacy West Hotel, Shake Shack, Sprinkles, Suitsupply, Tesla, Tommy Bahama Store & Restaurant, True Food Kitchen, Tumi, Venetian Nail Spa, Warby Parker, and West Elm.

Legacy West is a $3.2-billion, 255-acre development that's home to the North American headquarters of Toyota and FedEx Office as well as the regional headquarters for JP Morgan Chase and Liberty Mutual. It'll include the 304-room Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West hotel, and two high-rise luxury living towers with more than 1,200 luxury apartments and 127 urban villas.