Amorino Gelato opens storefront in Plano at Legacy West
Amorino Gelato opened a location at Plano’s Legacy West over New Year’s weekend and plans to hold a grand opening celebration Jan. 19. Amorino Gelato has locations throughout the United States, France and Italy. The dessert shop serves its gelato in the shape of a flower, and customers can choose to combine different flavors for their order. Amorino Gelato is located at 7700 Windrose Ave., Ste. G157, Plano. www.amorino.com/usRead more
Why the department store of the future is launching in . . . Plano, Texas
Entrepreneur Matt Alexander does not believe in the retail apocalypse.
For years, we’ve reported about the thousands of store closuressweeping through the country, with staples of the American retail landscape–like Sears and Kmart–filing for bankruptcy. But there have also been signs of revival. For example, digitally native brands like Everlane, Away, and Warby Parker have been opening creative new brick-and-mortar store concepts to much fanfare.Read more
Neighborhood Goods takes a shot at the future of retailing at Plano's Legacy West
Neighborhood Goods, which opens Saturday, is a new kind of shopping experience with brands that will rotate in and out, leases as short as a couple of months and a place for online-only brands to meet customers in the physical world.Read more
Kai Brings Sushi With Nightclub Vibes to Legacy West
From the family behind Taverna, Toulouse and Bistro 31 comes Alberto Lombardi’s newest concept: Kai, an "original Asian restaurant with French influence" that opened Monday.Read more
Fort Worth import Taco Heads opens in Dallas
If tacos are what you're after, look no further than this new eatery. Called Taco Heads, the new arrival is located at 1921 N. Henderson Ave. in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood.Read more
Date night at Bulla Gastrobar, Legacy West
I have a new obsession: Bulla Gastrobar at Legacy West, Plano. My favorite foods are eggs and potatoes, eaten together. At Bulla Gastrobar they not only have more than one egg-potato combination, they also have signature sangrias. It’s my idea of heaven.
On a recent staycation at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel, my husband and I choose Bulla for date night.Read more
Plano food hall unfolds new bowls restaurant with curious name
There's a new restaurant coming to Legacy Hall, the food hall in Plano, that'll serve up healthy bowls, which have become so buzzy these days.Read more
DFW's Newest Barbecue Spot Serves Smoked Meats From an Old Shipping Container
The Box Garden, the self-described patio on steroids that's the newest addition to the burgeoning Legacy West development in Plano, opened for business the weekend of May 18, with singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe headlining the festivities. In addition to being a live entertainment venue, the Box Garden sports several bars and, for lovers of smoked meats, a new barbecue destination called Carlton Provisions.Read more
With new concert venue, Legacy Hall wants to plug Plano into national touring map
Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton have long been the live music hot spots in North Texas. And that makes sense, considering their locations across the region and notoriety among national touring acts.Read more
Plano's Legacy Hall food hall gets its brisket on with new BBQ stand
There's now barbecue underway at Plano food hall Legacy Hall with the April 23 opening of Carlton Provisions, the barbecue stall from Chili's founder Larry Lavine and Jordan Swim of Vestals Catering.
Carlton Provisions will serve oak-fired brisket, five-hour ribs, and house-made sausage. It is the only food stall that will be operating in the Box Garden, the outdoor patio and entertainment venue, alongside five bars.Read more
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Luxury Spirits and Wine Find a Home in Plano
Plano has recently become a destination for connoisseurs of the finer things in life. With the growth of Legacy West just across from the Shops at Legacy and the to be seen revitalization of the Shops at Willow Bend, those with a taste for high-end luxury don’t have to travel to Dallas anymore.Read more
Tapas and Sangria Will Soon Arrive at Legacy West
This Retail Model Just Might Be Crazy Enough To Work As Converts Mount
RH (RH), the luxury furniture company formerly known as Restoration Hardware, is a bit of an oddity, by retail standards.
"By the end of last year, we had 32 marriage proposals in the café at the 3 Arts Club in Chicago," RH CEO Gary Friedman bragged to analysts on the earnings call late Tuesday. "Thirty-two marriage proposals in the middle of a furniture store. You can't make that up, right?"Read more
Most extraordinary food hall on the planet premieres in Plano
Load the confetti cannon. After a few false starts, Plano's food hall, Legacy Hall, is committing to an opening date. The European-style food hall, brewery, and live music/entertainment venue opens its doors at 7800 Windrose Ave., in Plano's Legacy West development, on December 6.Read more
Barnes & Noble Kitchen makes its Texas debut in Plano's Legacy West with avocado toast and graphic novels
Barnes & Noble is opening its first newer and smaller format store in Texas on Tuesday with a full-service bar and restaurant as the dominant feature.Read more
WeWork expands to make room for more than 1,000 workers at its Legacy West office in Plano FILED UNDERREAL ESTATE AT 11 HRS AGO
Shared office provider WeWork is doubling down on its new Plano operation.
Earlier this year the New York-based co-working space company rented 25,000 square feet in the $3 billion Legacy West developmenton the Dallas North Tollway.
Now, WeWork is doubling its location in the Legacy West Urban Village complex and will have more than 50,000 square feet of work space.Read more
Steak 44 founders to open seafood concept, Ocean 44, in Scottsdale in 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The people behind Steak 44 and Dominick's Steakhouse will open a seafood-focused restaurant in Scottsdale.
"Ocean 44" will be built across from Scottsdale Fashion Square's soon-to-be renovated luxury wing where the original Harkins Camelview movie theater used to be, according to a news release distributed on Thursday.Read more
Tommy Bahama's Island vibe breezes into Plano's Legacy West
Tommy Bahama will open a restaurant, bar and store at Legacy West in August
Tommy Bahama plans open a restaurant, bar and store in August at Plano’s Legacy West development, 7501 Windrose Ave., Ste. D160. The casual clothing manufacturer specializes in sportswear and activewear, and operates a chain of restaurants serving seafood and other fare. www.tommybahama.comRead more
Hipster eyewear brand sees double with 2 new Dallas-Fort Worth stores
Affordable eyewear that’s as sleek as it is functional — and socially conscious to boot. You get all that in one pretty package with Warby Parker, every hipster’s favorite eyewear shop. And now it's even more accessible, because the company is expanding with two new stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area: one at the massive Legacy West in Plano and another at WestBend in Fort Worth.Read more
Kate Spade Climbs the Wall: Funny and Sarcastic New Collection Hits Home
We adore for its vibrant ready-to-wear, structured totes, and fun, quirky accessories (notebooks, phone cases, coffee mugs, etc.). This month, the label expands its repertoire with the debut of a wall decor collection.Read more
Legacy West Is Bringing New Brands to North Texas Plano, Tex. is attracting concept stores from established retailers.
Legacy West, a 415,000-square-foot mixed use center in Plano, Tex. opening June 2, is an example of the new breed of shopping center, with its compact design, heavy emphasis on e-commerce brands, concept stores from established retailers, strong food lineup, and office, residential and a hotel on the property to ensure a captive audience.Read more
At these movie theaters, kids can play on a jungle gym next to their parents' seats
Peek Inside the Cupcake Wonderland of Sprinkles
Sprinkles will unveil its cake haven onto the Domain this Saturday, which includes the much-heralded cupcake vending machine which will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In anticipation of the opening, Eater got a sneak peek of the Austin location, which includes a large array of cupcakes (ranging from the colorful signature sprinkle-laden one, black and white, red velvet, to banana), cupcake-topped sundae, cupcake ice cream sandwiches (using the tops of the baked goods), and shakes. Special to the Texas shops are edible decorations in the shape of the state.Read more
Restoration Hardware's new Seattle showplace
Restoration Hardware Holdings continues to expand, opening a 60,000-sq.-ft. store in Seattle at University Village.Read more
Warby Parker, University Village, Seattle
Warby Parker goes back to the future — design-wise at its new store in Seattle.Read more
Sneak peek at how Plano's Legacy West will look in a few years
Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano.
Madewell Opens New NYC Store In Meatpacking District
Madewell is expanding its retail footprint with a new store in New York City's Meatpacking District.
The new store, located at 69 Gansevoort St., marks Madewell's fifth in NYC and 108th in the U.S.Read more
Dean & Deluca, Food Hall coming to Plano's Legacy West
Specialty foods retailer Dean & Deluca made inroads into Dallas-Fort Worth in February with its agreement to become the title sponsor for the PGA tournament at Colonial Country Club.
Now the first Dean & DeLuca in Texas is set for Legacy West in Plano.Read more
Guideboat Co. Secures $4.5 Million, Plans More Stores, May Partner With Wheels Up
Having recently tapped into some top-shelf talent and secured $4.5 million in first-round financing, Guideboat Co. is eyeing new store locations and is considering starting a wholesale division.
Sneak peek at how Plano’s Legacy West will look in a few years
Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano. Only about 20 months have passed since developers announced plans for the $2 billion Legacy West project in Plano.Read more
How the Apple Store Took Over the World
“Sorry, Steve: Here’s Why Apple Stores Won’t Work,” proclaimed a headline in BusinessWeek in May 2001. Published the day after Apple opened its first retail store in Tyson’s Corner, Va., the opinion piece argued that Apple’s focus on a few products and a “perfectionist attention to aesthetics” would limit the company’s appeal.Read more
Food hall, new restaurants slated for Plano's 'little Manhattan' development
More food and beverage options are joining Shake Shack at Plano’s Legacy West development.
According to developer Fehmi Karahan, the development is a prime location for restaurants thanks to its proximity to corporate campuses and large-scale branch operations for Toyota, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity and others.Read more
What's in Madewell's secret sauce?
The denim-heavy, tomboy-leaning brand is succeeding when many specialty retailers are struggling. Here’s why.Read more
Most Innovative Companies of 2015
1. Warby Parker - For making the first great made-on-internet brand.Read more
Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga
With more than 100 studios nationwide, CorePower Yoga aims to offer a consistent, upscale customer experience in a land of mom and pops.Read more
Warby Parker to open first Houston-area location
New York-based Warby Parker, the online eyewear retailer, is taking its fashionable glasses to a new, physical location in Houston, its first in the city, according to Houston Culture Map.Read more
Look inside Restoration Hardware's new RH Atlanta design gallery
A massive home furnishings store opened today in Buckhead that aims to blur the lines between retail and residential.Read more
Buckhead Atlanta already a shopping, dining destination
If the lines of people waiting to get inside Shake Shack for a burger or to check out the hip eyewear from Warby Parker are any indication, the mixed-use Buckhead Atlanta development is off to a successful start.Read more
J. Crew steps out of the mall and joins the scene in West Village
J.Crew opens in West Village today in the Uptown development’s newest building 3700M. The building has a total of 37,000 square feet of retail and will also house men’s specialty retailer Suitsupply.Read more
Houndstooth Coffee, Now Open on Henderson, Is a Serious Place for Serious Coffee People
I've never been to a coffee shop with an ethos before. Mostly I just want a cup of coffee that doesn't suck, some wifi and a place to plug in my laptop adapter. Bonus points for decent ergonomics so I can put in an extra long hyper-caffeinated work session without blowing out my elbows or straining my back. Houndstooth is not this type of coffee shop.Read more
Pair of Dallas restaurants recognized as top neighborhood spots in U.S.
It has been about a month since OpenTable pushed out a top 100 list, so it was time. This go-round, it's the nation's neighborhood gems, the restaurants favored by their communities for making diners feel special time and time again. Turns out two such magical places exist in Dallas — at least according to OpenTable users.Read more
How The Grateful Dead Changed Promoter Peter Shapiro's Life and Why He Created A Rock and Bowl Empire
Red Bull in hand, the perpetual motion man that is Peter Shapiro whirs in his office, fielding calls and texting about upcoming shows. In Central Park, the next day, he’s producing a concert featuring Phil Lesh. It’s for families. Shapiro confirms there’ll be face-painting, clowns and free Brooklyn Bowl t-shirts. He sweats the tech specs to make sure the sound will be awesome for the Grateful Dead vet. “If you don’t get details right,” says Shapiro. “It fucking kills it for everybody.”Read more
Bonobos, an Ecommerce Darling, Finds an Edge in Brick-and-Mortar
Last year, Bonobos, the upstart apparel brand that exploded by selling pants to young professionals online, did something that seemed to go against its digital roots: it opened a physical store. However, the company is just the latest in a series of ecommerce firms to delve into brick-and-mortar, using the draw of a physical store to compete in an increasingly competitive ecommerce environment.Read more
J. Crew, Madewell Expand Footprints in China, U.S.
J. Crew Group Inc. is advancing its global retail agenda this week via high-profile maneuvers for its J. Crew and Madewell divisions.Read more
Sprinkles 24-Hour Cupcake ATM Opens in New York
After opening cupcake ATMs in LA, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas, the Beverly Hills-based company Sprinkles has finally unveiled a delicious ATM in New York.Read more
Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq
After a soft opening of three weeks and a preview evening Wednesday night, the Polaroid Fotobar and Polaroid Museum officially opens for business today at the Linq at center Strip.Read more
Madewell opens first Jacksonville store in St. Johns Town Center
Northeast Florida’s first Madewell opens today, in the St. Johns Town Center between Coach and Omega at 4813 River City Drive.Read more
Video: Polaroid Fotobar Brings Digital Pics to Life
Polaroid Fotobar Founder Warren Stuhl discusses bringing back the Polaroid brand. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”Read more
Map of Apple Store Openings Over Time
The Apple Store is arguably the most successful story in retail history outside of Walmart. Despite having just over 400 stores, Apple brought in nearly $7 billion in revenue from its physical stores in its most recent quarter. Last year, nearly 100 million people shopped at their stores in a single quarter — that's more than 18,000 visitors per store per week.Read more
Fireside Pies Sells 3,800 Pizzas a Week
Fireside Pies will celebrate a decade of slinging pies on Henderson Avenue this year, and if the crowds are any indication, Consilient's pizzeria is as hot as ever. The brand has since expanded with several more locations, all of which have cultivated their own neighborhood following — and to keep up with demand, Fireside is going through a helluva lot of product.Read more
Brooklyn Bowl knocks' em down on its first night in Las Vegas
CBGB didn’t move here, and we never got our Emo’s, but Saturday night, a prized live-music export achieved its Vegas vision. Several locals celebrated the moment by laying thanks and handshakes on Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro, with one even calling the hoodie-clothed executive our music scene’s new “king.”Read more
Aritzia mixes fashion with art at new Park Royal store
Aritzia is celebrating its 30th year in business in a big way — like 7,000 square feet big. The Vancouver-based company opened the doors of its largest Canadian store at the expanded Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver on Thursday.Read more
Developer Explains Thinking Behind "Buckhead Atlanta"
Developer OliverMcMillan caught a lot of grief when it changed the name of Streets of Buckhead, a $1 billion mixed-use project that stalled during the recession.
When OliverMcMillan took over the development in 2011, it renamed the project "Buckhead Atlanta." The new moniker wasn’t an immediate hit. Some called it boring.Read more
Warby Parker: The Future of Retail is Bricks and Clicks Convergence
Eyewear marketer Warby Parker has built four physical stores in the last five months, but there was a time when its founders thought they'd connect with consumers only through the web and by mailing out home try-on kits, according to Neil Blumenthal, co-CEO at Warby Parker.Read more
How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew into a Cult Brand
Jenna Lyons is in her corner office sucking on an iced coffee as if it were manna. The room looks like a cross between a boudoir and an artist's loft, with a peach fur draped over a white leather eames chair.Read more
Italian Gelateria Amorino’s Instagrammable Rose Cones Have Arrived in Plano
DFW’s newest destination for Instagram-friendly gelato cones, Amorino Gelato, has finally opened in Legacy West.Read more
Look Inside: Neighborhood Goods Imagines the Future of Retail in Plano
Multiple pop-ups, one roof. An in-house restaurant and bar. Sales associate paging. A live podcast recorded in-store. Shopping on your terms.
The department store is getting a makeover with Neighborhood Goods—a newly opened concept in Plano’s Legacy West that is being rightfully dubbed the “future of retail.”
Neighborhood Goods is now open in Plano’s Legacy West. [Photo: Courtesy Neighborhood Goods]
With the goal to innovate the traditional shopping experience to foster a new culture, Neighborhood Goods cultivates an ever-changing landscape of brands, products, and concepts.Read more
CRE Snapshot: A Look At The North Central Dallas Retail Market
Legacy West: Located at the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121 in Plano, Legacy West is in one of DFW’s highest traffic areas. Besides high-profile office users such as Toyota, Liberty Mutual and JPMorgan Chase, it features the first European-style food hall in the region with close to 30 different food and beverage options. A new concept, Neighborhood Goods, announced plans to open there in November.
Kai Asian Fusion Eatery Debuts Sushi And Grilled Meats in Plano
The new elegant restaurant space at 7301 Windrose Ave C200 will reflect an Asian theme from the decor to the food. The eatery is split between a dining room, cocktail lounge, patio, and private event space that seats 250 guests total.Read more
Hip Knox-Henderson openings surround this luxe rental community
Taco Heads. The nominee for best restaurant in CultureMap's 2017 Tastemaker Awards is also listed among Texas Monthly's "top 10 tacos to eat before you die."
Not wanting to be left out, Shell Shack has recently joined in on the fun. The seafood staple left Uptown to move into the old Mellow Mushroom space.Read more
Nashville 2018: Food Hall experience coming to old convention center site
A multi-level 100,000 square foot food hall is under construction, right in the middle of downtown Nashville. And this project is much more than just food.
It’s the first of its kind in Tennessee!Read more
Tim Byres Gets Into the Healthy Bowl Game With New Legacy Hall Stall
Chef Tim Byres, most well-known for his Dallas restaurant Smoke and the cookbook that it inspired, is getting in on the bowl trend at Legacy Hall.
The chef will open Tight Quarters, an aptly named stall at the Plano food hall that will serve “power bowls” in the space between Blist’r Naan Wraps and Bavazo Peruvian Rotisserie, according to a press release. For those who have missed the onslaught of “power bowls” in their Instagram feeds, the dish usually involves a base of grains or salad that is topped with proteins like chicken or tofu and, of course, more veggies.Read more
Plano food hall sets up summer sipping with new tiki and tequila bars
The hits keep on coming at Legacy Hall, the food hall in Plano: The Box Garden, which is the facility's outdoor patio and entertainment venue, has added two more concepts to its lineup of vendors, including one that specializes in shaved ice and another whose focus is tequilas.Read more
Will the Expansion of Plano’s Legacy Hall Feed a Suburban Shift in North Texas Nightlife?
The high-density centers of Dallas and Fort Worth have always offered the lion’s share of concerts, plays, operas, and food and art events with a plethora of venues, museums, and restaurants. Denton’s DIY venues and music school courtesy the University of North Texas nurtured emerging talent; new restaurants and development followed. In the last year, suburbs have been making a major push to outbid the cities at the North Texas triangle’s three points for top-notch food and music.Read more
Find Barbecue and Five New Bars at Plano’s Legacy Hall
Dubbed the Box Garden, the adjacent venue space gets its name from the reclaimed shipping containers used in its construction. Outdoors, the Box Garden boasts a 600-square-foot stage backed by a massive LED screen for broadcasting live acts and sporting events. It seats 500, and has room for 1,000 more standing. The venue is designed to host everything from live music to food festivals and fashion shows.Read more
Powerhouse Brazilian Steakhouse Moves its World Headquarters to Plano, Immediately Opens New Restaurant
Beloved Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chão has relocated its global headquarters to Legacy West in Plano, and will open a flagship restaurant at the development on Monday, March 26. The 40-year-old brand currently has 52 locations throughout the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and the Middle East. The Legacy Westrestaurant will be its third location in the DFW area.Read more
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Why Plano needed Legacy Hall
All we wanted for Christmas was Legacy Hall. And we got it. On opening day, visitors from all over DFW mobbed the doors, staring in wonder, trying to decide if they wanted shwarma, or a naan wrap; a Berry Naked popsicle or a whole chicken from Bravazo Rotisserie. Just a few months ago it was still a theory, empty stalls and plastic sheets covering all the furniture.Read more
Plano's Legacy West serving up DFW's first European-style food hall
Thousands of employees, residents and visitors to Plano's Legacy West are expected to descend on the highly-anticipated Legacy Hall — the first European-style food hall to set up shop in North Texas — upon its opening Wednesday. Construction on a beer garden is expected to wrap up in spring 2018.Read more
Starbucks Unveils a Juniper Latte at Select Locations
When you think of Starbucks holiday drinks, you probably think of drinks filled with sugar and loaded with whipped cream like peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes, all sporting food flavors of the season. But a new holiday drink at Starbucks Reserve locations is about as close as you'll get to a drinkable Christmas tree. The Juniper Latte will hit Starbucks Reserve locations, for a limited time, starting December 5.Read more
Glossier’s First U.S. Pop-Up is Coming to Dallas — Here’s Everything You Need to Know
If you’re on Instagram, you probably know about Glossier, the online-only skincare and makeup extension of beloved beauty website Into the Gloss. Their simplistic, pretty pink packaging has almost certainly popped up on your favorite blogger’s feed at some point, and with unique names like “Boy Brow” and “Milky Jelly Cleanser,” how could you not take note?Read more
Randy DeWitt Bets Big on Legacy Hall
Entrepreneur Randy DeWitt has had his share of big hits over a 23-year career in the restaurant business. Among them: Rockfish, Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco, Twin Peaks, and Sixty Vines. Today, though, the CEO of Addison-based Front Burner Restaurants LP is rolling the dice on his most ambitious venture yet: a 55,000-square-foot, European-style food hall in Plano’s Legacy West development.Read more
PLANO’S LEGACY WEST DEVELOPMENT NOW THE “IT” LIFESTYLE DESTINATION
North of Dallas has literally been rocked recently with the latest series of developments to rise up north of the Tollway, now coined as Legacy West. Drop the top and cruise up to where Legacy Drive meets the Dallas North Tollway, and embark into a district that has everyone all abuzz about what will open next.Read more
Tommy Bahama Shares Secrets Of Pineapple Crème Brulee
You don't have to leave North Texas to get a taste of the Caribbean. Gretchen Connelie from the new Tommy Bahama restaurant bar and store at Legacy West in Plano joins Good Day to make a fruity crème brulee.Read more
Take a peek inside Frontgate's new home decor wonderland in Plano
The doors are now open at the new Frontgate store in Legacy West, but it might take you a while to get all the way inside. That's because 2,500 square feet of the home decor brand's gorgeous, 22,000-square-foot space is devoted to outdoor vignettes, and all those lounge chairs, swivel rockers, and patio poufs are oh-so-inviting.Read more
Dallas’ Kid-Friendly Pizza and Pasta Favorite Heads North
Upon first glance, the interior of the new 6,500-square-foot restaurant at the new mixed-use development in Plano calls to mind a modern indoor garden, with an abundance of greenery, fresh flowers, copper salt and pepper shakers, glass pendant lights, and a sleek wooden bar and tables.Read more
Apple Dubai Mall opens April 27
The 186-foot storefront at Apple Dubai Mall offers breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and overlooks the stunning Dubai Fountain.
Super popular Canadian retailer Aritzia opens its first flagship store in L.A.
Cinépolis USA Introduces the Nation’s First Movie Theater Auditoriums Dedicated to Children with Cinépolis Junior, March 2017
Cinépolis USA, a leading, world-class cinema exhibitor known for its enhanced movie-going concepts, today announced the debut of the nation’s first dedicated children’s movie theater auditoriums, Cinépolis Junior. Revolutionizing the cinema experience, Cinépolis Junior offers families a space to enjoy the magic of movies in an environment that caters to children, unlike anything the U.S. has seen before. The playful rooms will offer families a new and entertaining way to connect through one-of-a-kind spaces designed with children in mind. The first two Cinépolis Junior auditoriums will open March 16, 2017 at Cinépolis Pico Rivera and Cinépolis Vista in Southern California. The new auditorium concept comes as Cinépolis USA readies for another impressive year following two consecutive periods of exponential growth in 2015 and 2016.Read more
Warby Parker to Open 25 Stores This Year, Co-CEO Says
Warby Parker plans to open at least 25 retail locations this year, a rare brick-and-mortar expansion amid store closures at several chains.
The eyeglasses seller said it would open stores in Miami, Los Angeles and other cities, bringing its total store count to about 70 this year. The stores will range in size and include free-standing as well as mall locations. The next one is slated to open in Philadelphia on Jan. 28.Read more
Warby Parker Opening November 26 in Detroit
New York City-based eyewear company Warby Parker will open a store in downtown Detroit as the holiday shopping season starts after Thanksgiving.Read more
Apple’s new tree-filled flagship
Apple has re-opened its 12-year-old London flagship after a major overhaul that reflects the company’s updated store strategy.Read more
J. Crew Men’s Store in Logan Circle to Open This Fall
J. Crew is scheduled to start selling men’s clothing in an infamous Logan Circle building in the coming months.Read more
Books, beer and eats will be offered at new Legacy West Barnes & Noble store
Plano's $3 billion Legacy West project has landed a high-profile new retail tenant.
The development has been picked for one of the first locations for a Barnes & Noble concept store that combines beer with books and eats.
The 9,000-square-foot store — one of only five the bookseller has so far announced — will have a restaurant and bar along with merchandise and is scheduled to open in March.Read more
Upscale Shopping Centers Nudge Out Down-Market Malls
A few years ago, Restoration Hardware had three Denver-area stores scattered in malls. Today, the furniture chain has just one new one: a palatial, four-story gallery with a rooftop garden.Read more
Restoration Hardware keeps building on growth streak
Restoration Hardware Holdings’ (RH) innovative store growth initiatives are starting to bear fruit, as the luxury home furnishings retailer reported record sales and profits in the third quarterRead more
Liberty Mutual breaks ground on $325 million Plano campus that will be home to 4,000 employees
Liberty Mutual Insurance is breaking ground this morning on its 2-tower office campus in West Plano. The $325 million, almost 1 million square-foot project is part of the $2 billion Legacy West development at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121.Read more
Henderson Avenue attracting retailers new to city
Henderson Avenue continues to attract up-and-coming national retailers. The 1-mile street, known mostly as a row for restaurants and bars and as the bohemian side of Knox-Henderson, is also becoming a preferred spot for retailers landing in Dallas with their first stores.Read more
North Texas' first Shake Shack among restaurants coming to Legacy West in Plano
Toyota and Liberty Mutual Insurance aren't the only ones moving to the new Legacy West development in Plano. Some of the company's top restaurant operators are joining the $2 billion project, which will include the first Shake Shack in North Texas.Read more
DCF's Brookfield Place store readies for debut
Designer Diane von Furstenberg stopped by Brookfield Place on Tuesday dressed all in black and white and being trailed by a camera crew.Read more
Where to Eat Now 2015: No. 3 Gemma
Some chefs yearn to reinvent the wheel. Stephen Rogers, 44, wants to give you the smoothest ride possible. In his hands Gemma has evolved from a halting start into one of Dallas’s most sought-after dining destinations.Read more
Construction starting on huge Legacy West mixed-use project in Plano
Developers are breaking ground this week on the first phase of the huge Legacy West mixed-use project in Plano.Read more
J. Crew, Anthropologie eye new stores at Ponce City Market
Popular fashion retailers J. Crew and Anthropologie look to open new stores at Ponce City Market, the massive mixed-use project taking shape along Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.Read more
Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Sales Strategy
Warby Parker has made a name for itself by selling affordable, hipster-chic eyeglasses through a website, avoiding costly store expenses and licensing fees. While that business has thrived, the startup’s promising next act is taking shape in a chain of storefronts dotting trendy retail neighborhoods from Boston’s Newbury Street to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles.Read more
Helmut Lang opens today at Buckhead Atlanta
The Buckhead Atlanta stores will keep rolling out for months (years?), and this week has been no exception. Today the minimalist Helmut Lang, a sister brand of Theory, is ready for business. Late last week the multibrand retailer Scoop NYC opened, as well as a flagship for beauty brand L’Occitane en Provence.Read more
J. Crew Opening at Carlsbad Forum
J. Crew is opening its fourth San Diego-area store at the Carlsbad Forum next Wednesday in what used to be home decor retailer Z Gallerie.Read more
A Day in the Life of Spanx's Founder Sara Blakely
Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, 43, stands atop a three-story construction site in Atlanta's uptown Buckhead district, surveying the city's skyline and blinking in the hot afternoon sun. By February, this will be the view from the company's rooftop garden, and the cavernous floors below—comprising 86,000 square feet—will be the site of Spanx's new offices, selected to accommodate Blakely's staff of 160. Men in hard hats and yellow vests scale the scaffolding, consult blueprints, maneuver cranes. She turns and smiles. "All this because I didn't like how my butt looked in white pants," she says.Read more
Hybrid E-Commerce Opens in Los Angeles
Bonobos, a New York–headquartered men’s clothing brand, helped introduce a new retail model when itsGuideshops opened in 2011. Bonobos would deliver one-on-one service to those who wanted a bricks-and-mortar store experience, then ship the clothes to the consumer just like other e-commerce stores do. The company opened its first Los Angeles Bonobos Guideshop at 101 S. La Brea Ave. on June 27 at theDistrict La Brea retail compound.Read more
7 Lessons Brooklyn Bowl's Founder Learned The Hard Way
How Peter Shapiro turned an abandoned barn in Williamsburg into one of New York's hottest music venues, complete with a bowling alley, concert hall, and restaurant.Read more
4 New Stores Opening Soon in Dallas
Warby Parker, Vintage Martini, Bonobos, and Mulberry all find their way to Dallas this summer.Read more
Elizabeth Blau, Kim Canteenwalla Plan Two New Restaurants on the Westside
Hold onto your socks, Vegas. Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, the husband and wife über restauranteur team behind Honey Salt, plan not one but TWO new restaurants on the westside.Read more
Spanx Opens Store in Westfarms Mall And Sara Blakely Talks About Her Popular Shapewear
Eavesdrop in almost any store dressing room and you are sure to hear these words as clothes are being tried on, "With Spanx it will be perfect." The whittling wonder body shaper line has become a staple in most lingerie drawers. And despite the continued debate over whether prolonged use of shapewear can be harmful to your body organs, the mainstream makeover from bumpy to smooth has made Spanx one of the business wonders of the world. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow room crowd at New England's first Spanx store that opened at Westfarms Mall.Read more
Diane von Furstenberg Opening Two Stores in Southern California
Gemma is Making Beautiful Food, from Sea to Briny Sea
The first time you pull up to Gemma, it can be difficult to pin down what you've gotten yourself into. While you thumb your wallet for small bills to tip the valet, you're assured you are most certainly still in East Dallas, but when you step into the dining room, you might feel somewhat lost. All that cool, blue paint and wainscoting hint vaguely at New England, while the ropes that suspend the lampshades over the dining room imply, more broadly, something coastal.Read more
How to Create a Cool Brand
Partners & Spade is the creative force behind some of the most admired branding campaigns of recent years--for Warby Parker, Shinola, J.Crew, Target, and more. The big idea, say the founders: What your brand does matters more than what it says.Read more
Restoration Hardware CEO defies 'current conventional wisdom' that retail stores are dead
With retailers from Wal-Mart to Staples talking about building smaller stores, you’d think that’s the direction the industry is heading. Until you see what Restoration Hardware is doing.Read more
Photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Adele to Go on Display at Polaroid Museum
Sure, there's nothing we love more than an Instagram shot, but there's nothing quite like an old-school Polaroid. To celebrate the classic photo, Florida-based retailer Polaroid Fotobar is celebrating the opening of its flagship store insideThe LINQ in Las Vegas this spring with four new exhibits at the Polaroid Museum, focused on Hollywood's most celebrated stars.Read more
The World's Leading Watch Retailer 'Springs Forward' For Daylight Saving Time
TOURNEAU, the world's leading retailer of luxury timepieces for more than a century, will spring time forward this weekend in accordance with Daylight Saving Time, which takes place at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 9. At TOURNEAU, the arduous task of updating the extensive watch inventory at more than 30 stores nationwide, will begin Friday morning when close to 1,000 TOURNEAU watch professionals will change more than 100,000 timepieces from the 100 brands carried throughout the retailer.
Abercrombie & Fitch Launches Spring 2014 Campaign: "The Making of a Star"
Today Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced its Spring campaign, The Making of a Star, which spotlights a select group of rising actors and musicians who capture the essence of the brand.Read more
The Dress Heard Round the World
Sprinkles Cupcakes to Serve Scoops
Sprinkles Cupcakes is getting into the ice cream business.
Broadening its line of sugary offerings beyond cupcakes, the company is opening a 1,000-square-foot ice cream parlor that will adjoin its Upper East Side shop at 780 Lexington Ave.Read more
Spanx Opens First Retail Store in Tysons Corner
It took three months to perfect the lighting in the dressing rooms, but the first Spanx retail store opened its doors in Tysons Corner Center on Friday.Read more
7 Dallas Shops and Showrooms to Visit Now
As long-standing department stores slowly begin to incorporate technology from iPhone apps to podcasts, Neighborhood Goodsopened in Legacy West this fall with every imaginable innovation already in mind.Read more
Multiple Pop-Ups, One Roof: Neighborhood Goods Tells A New Kind Of Retail Story
Today’s retailers try to tell a story that shoppers can “read,” using the grammar of visual merchandising, interior design and displays, and the products themselves. Consumers may not be aware of all the nuances at work, but they know when a shopping journey makes sense to them. Neighborhood Goods is attempting to tell a story, but with a bigger and more complex set of building blocks: a changing collection of pop-up stores, all housed under one roof.Read more
Neighborhood Goods to open department store, restaurant at Plano’s Legacy West
Neighborhood Goods plans to open in November at 7300 Windrose Ave., Ste. A130, Plano. Neighborhood Goods is a new type of department store that will be stocked with brands such as MeUndies, Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired clothing brand Draper James and more. The storefront will also house a restaurant. www.neighborhoodgoods.comRead more
Dallas Shopping News You Need to Know
Plano’s bustling Legacy West has an impressive roster of nationally known names, from Kate Hudson’s Fabletics to Sugarfina and J. Crew. This fall, local small business favorite Read Between the Lines is entering the mix. Owner Melinda Jones, who debuted the flagship store for her playful stationery and prints in Victory Park in spring of 2015, had been on the hunt for more than a year for the perfect second location.Read more
Oprah Winfrey is a new investor in a popular restaurant expanding across Dallas
Oprah Winfrey is lending her influence — and her money — to True Food Kitchen. The restaurant group announced that Winfrey is now a board member and minority investor in True Food Kitchen.Read more
Step Inside the Hydroponic Farm Supplying Greens to Legacy Hall
Her next sustainable urban farm, a procession of raised beds, is already planned on a Henderson Avenue plot across from Gemma. This time, she’ll be back on terra firma and doing what she loves most—digging in the dirt.Read more
As 'dull retail is dying,' Dallas founders announce new department store Neighborhood Goods
Alexander and Masinter would not specify where the first store will be 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.Read more
The Box Garden Shines on Its Grand Opening at Legacy Hall
Box Garden, the new music venue at Legacy Hall in Plano had a grand opening that included some of Dallas's best musicians to do what they do best.The Chris Watson Band played Thursday. Tomkat opened for Sarah Jaffe and her new Bad Baby beer on Friday, Sleeping Zuhoski, Madison King, the Vandoliers and a mind blowing Kirk Thurmond and the Millennials held down Saturday. Photos by Mike BrooksRead more
8 reasons we love Legacy West in Plano
Plano is now a hotbed of great restaurants with cool shopping districts and an adorable downtown. That brick street where my elementary school friends and I used to put on tap-dance performances during Christmas festivals is now the front stoop of coffee shops and family-owned bars and restaurants that are just as cool as the ones down in Dallas.Read more
Henderson Avenue makeover wins Dallas City Council approval
The Dallas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a rezoning plan that will reshape a stretch of Henderson Avenue.
While the plan had strong support from neighbors, it faced fierce opposition from some vocal East Dallas residents who believe the project is too big and will bring too much traffic to the area. But the developer, Mark Masinter, agreed to scale back portions of the project.Read more
Fogo de Chão opening at Legacy West
Fogo de Chão, the “authentic gaucho style Brazilian steakhouse” is finally poised to open at Legacy West. Located within the same structure as Legacy Hall, the addition of Fogo de Chão will make Legacy West Plano’s ultimate foodie destination.Read more
A Massive Food Hall Is Coming to Downtown Nashville in 2020
Three-story Plano restaurant Haywire is full of Texas-sized surprises
The best things about Haywire, a new restaurant in Plano's Legacy West, are the unexpected corners you'll discover if you grab a Cadillac margarita and wander off on an adventure.Read more
Dear Brooklyn, Apple's dropping a giant glass triangle on you
The store takes up a chunk of the 300 Ashland Place plaza, which will also have a Whole Foods coming in early 2018. Its unique shape is thanks to how the block is structured. The entrance is right at the corner of a triangle-shaped block, flanked by two busy intersections often flooded with traffic.Read more
Haywire restaurant at Legacy West
Following our disappointment with the delayed opening of Legacy Hall at Legacy West, Front Burner is back in our good books with the announced opening of Haywire restaurant, a three-story restaurant in the same building as Legacy Hall.
Touted at the ultimate Texas dining experience—complete with taxidermy, Texas whiskey and locally sourced Texas ingredients—Haywire restaurant is set to open Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 5901 Winthrop Street in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development.Read more
Here's what's coming to the new food hall at Plano's Legacy West
At 55,000 square feet, the European-style food hall is set to open next month, serving up everything from gourmet fruit pops to yakitori, a Japanese type of skewered chicken.
Add Spanish tapas to the list of restaurants at Plano's Legacy West
celebrated tapas bar from Florida is headed to Texas. Called Bulla Gastrobar, it's a small restaurant chain born in Coral Gables, Florida, where it's acclaimed for its authentic Spanish-style tapas and fun atmosphere.
The first branch in Texas will open in Plano, at the ever-expanding Legacy West development, nestled right next to the Renaissance Dallas Plano Hotel, the new hotel project from the Sam Moon Group.
Pronounced "boo-ya" and said to be Spanish slang for chatter, Bulla is the brainchild of Florida restaurateur Carlos Centurion, who was inspired by popular tapas-style restaurants in Spain. It serves unique Spanish and Catalan dishes, with the action centered around a convivial bar.Read more
Your Uncle's Favorite Hawaiian Shirt-Maker Opened a Restaurant at Legacy West in Plano
Show of hands: Who's heard of Tommy Bahama? Of course you have; the line of casual apparel is featured at department stores nationwide, and it has 160 standalone boutiques across the globe. Nearly everyone recognizes the clothes — the eponymous flora shirt, likely tucked into a pair of khaki pants, and capped off with a pair of white New Balance kicks.Read more
Starbucks Reserve To Open In Legacy West
While news of another Starbucks location is hardly, well, news, a Starbucks Reserve opening in Plano is a little different. Why are Starbucks Reserves popping up around the country and how exactly is they different than your run-of-the-mill ‘bucks? And why has Starbucks added a whole new species of coffee shop to their business model in the first place?Read more
Luxury home catalog Frontgate opens U.S. flagship store in Plano's Legacy West
We’ve Died And Gone To Food Heaven
Listen—there’s no shortage of dining reviews of Dallas restaurants old and new (and definitely not around here). But that doesn’t mean we don’t get excited for new kids on the block—especially when they’re housed within a chic luxury shopping and entertainment destination where we’re bound to work up an appetite. Here are eight dining and drinking destinations at Legacy West that pair well with shopping up a storm.Read more
Check out the insane motorized windows on the Apple Store in Dubai
Apple's new retail store in the Dubai Mall will open on Thursday.Read more
Aerospace giant Boeing to create global services HQ at Plano's Legacy West
Aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE: BA) has selected Plano's Legacy West to serve as the new headquarters for its global services division.
The newly formed company expects to be up and operational at the site in July.Read more
Sixty Vines, the popular wine bar in Plano, to open in Uptown Dallas
Legacy West, Set To Open Next Year, Will Bring A Ton Of New Restaurants To Plano
For the past year, it’s been clear that the suburbs are where it’s at when it comes to opening restaurants in Dallas. Nowhere is that more true, though, than in Plano, thanks in large part to the massive Legacy West development that’s set to open next year.Read more
Why Fabletics and Warby Parker are Opening Retail Stores in a Down Market.
It seems wildly counterintuitive: after building a thriving e-commerce company, powered by technology and data science, close customer relationships and tight logistics. You engage millions of regular customers and a significant run rate and then what? Start opening stores? With actual people and actual products in it!Read more
J. Crew gets active with New Balance
J. Crew is going the distance with New Balance. After selling the brand’s sneakers for 11 years, J. Crew will launch its first active collection in partnership with the Boston-based company.Read more
Sprinkles cupcake bakery coming to Disneyland’s Downtown Disney in November
Following in the footsteps of Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs, Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is getting its own Sprinkles cupcake bakery this November.Read more
Warby Parker Opens First Austin Storefront
We see a new look in your future. Warby Parker will open its first brick-and-mortar store in Austin this Saturday, August 27.Read more
Flywheel has new spin: a non-snobby, tech-savvy and empowering ride to take on SoulCycle
Boutique fitness brands aren’t built on workouts alone. What these companies really work up a sweat over is image, because regardless of whether a studio hosts cycling, barre, or kickboxing classes — the look and feel of these facilities draw the faithful to class the first time, and ideally again and again.
With that in mind, Flywheel Sports, the expanding New York-based boutique fitness brand that just turned six, decided it was time for a makeover. Earlier this month, after working with global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale, it launched a new look including updated logo, a fresh marketing voice, and a relaunched website and mobile app.Read more
Plano's Legacy West is aiming to have the Coolest Stores in North Texas
The leasing for Plano’s Legacy West is being done in layers. The announcements about headquarter moves, restaurants and a hotel came first. Now the slate of retailers is coming together for Plano’s $2 billion development.Read more
Flywheel Sports' Buckhead Location Moving to Buckhead Atlanta
Flywheel Sports, a nationwide stadium cycling brand, is moving its Buckhead location at 102 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest to 355 Bolling Way NE in the Buckhead Atlantadevelopment.Read more
RH Corte Madera - The Gallery At The Village
RH Chairman & CEO Gary Friedman speaks on the latest RH Full Lign Design Gallery under construction at The Village At Corte Madera.Read more
Warby Parker's new Lincoln Park store opening Saturday
Warby Parker's first permanent store in the Midwest is scheduled to open Saturday in Lincoln Park, down the street from the temporary shop it has operated for five months.Read more
Warby Parker Sees the Future of Retail
It’s a lovely early summer evening in Venice, California, the low sun casting long shadows and throwing warm golden light on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Tourists and locals amble lazily, taking spoonfuls of organic gelato and sipping iced coffee. Some stop to peer past a newly installed mural on a building that features the silhouette of a bespectacled man staring up at the clouds and into a small storefront filled with giant balloons. Inside, a half-dozen immaculately dressed young people are furiously polishing several hundred pairs of glasses.Read more
New Liberty Mutual campus in Plano could bring thousands of jobs
This undeveloped patch of Plano prairie is the prospective future home of a Liberty Mutual insurance campus that would consolidate operations from other areas of the country. The site is just east of J.C. Penney's headquarters campus and just north of the Legacy West urban village site where construction just got underway.Read more
Inside smokin' new Dallas honky-tonk Henderson Avenue Country Club
Opening day looms for Henderson Avenue Country Club, the honky-tonk-style bar taking over the former spot of Nick Badovinus' Tried and True. As anticipated, it will open the first week of January, and what a rare thing that is in the restaurant-bar world, to be on time with an opening.Read more
Dallas' Henderson Avenue gets a honky-tonk fueled by beer and barbecue
A new venue serving barbecue and honky-tonk music is coming to Henderson Avenue in Dallas, from a team whose portfolio includes the McFadden's chain and the Mason Bar in Uptown, as well as nearby Henderson Tap House.Read more
Madewell's First-Ever Brooklyn Store Opens in Williamsburg
Just two months after J. Crew made its Williamsburg debut, little sisterMadewell has rolled out its first-ever Brooklyn outpost at 127 North Sixth Street. And while J. Crew made a big splash with a graffiti wall, prominent signage, and a promotional donut cart, Madewell is taking a quieter approach with blink-and-you'll-miss-it branding to better blend in with its surroundings.Read more
Madewell, J. Crew's Cool Sister Brand, to Open at Merrick Park
Great news for gals who love that urban, city slicker cool look: Madewell is officially opening at the Village of Merrick Park! The sister brand to J.Crew was looking for hires on Craig's list this past week, and sent out an email yesterday announcing the store's opening on November 18.Read more
Nashville's first Madewell to open tonight in Green Hills
Madewell, the edgier, denim-focused sister brand to J.Crew, is opening its first Nashville store tonight at the Mall at Green Hills.Read more
Diane von Furstenberg Boutique Now Open at Scottsdale Fashion Square
FYI, DVF fans. One of your favorite designer brands just got a lot more accessible thanks to the new Diane von Furstenberg store, which opened its doors Tuesday, July 1, at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.Read more
Cramer: One of the great merchants of our era
"This is the most exciting retailer in America. Gary Friedman is a man to watch, not bound by the four walls of the web because he thinks the web is limiting. More importantly, he's going to make it exciting to shop again for everybody."Read more
La Brea for the lads; Gant, Bonobos join the menswear mix
The 100 block of South La Brea Avenue is adding to its male-focused merchandise mix thanks to the recent opening of Gant's second Southland store -- with a Bonobos shop set to bow right next door.Read more
Men's E-tailer Will Open Dallas 'Guideshop' Next Week
Bonobos, the Internet-based men's clothing brand with a predilection for both fit and gingham, will open a brick-and-mortar "Guideshop" next Friday, June 6 at 1901 Henderson Ave.Read more
OliverMcMillan confirms 28 retailers for Buckhead Atlanta
San Diego developer OliverMcMillan has confirmed 28 retailers and restaurants for its massive Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use project after months of being silent.Read more
Let It Go: The First Spanx in Texas Will Open at NorthPark May 16
Diets are great. But, sometimes, Spanx is just easier. And even more so, come May 16—that's when the Sara Blakely-founded brand is set to debut its first store in Texas at NorthPark Center.Read more
SD's third Madewell comes to Carlsbad
Casual-chic fashion retailer Madewell opened its third San Diego-area store in less than a year this week at the Carlsbad Forum. The New York-based fashion house known for its full spectrum of denim and chambray apparel for young professional women, made its San Diego debut at Fashion Valley in May 2013, followed by a second store at Westfield UTC in July. The latest store held its grand opening party Tuesday night at the Forum.Read more
Houndstooth Coffee pops up around town prior to proper Dallas arrival
The Dallas branch of Houndstooth Coffee isn't open for business yet, but you can get a taste of its java at a series of pop-ups around town. The first one is scheduled for April 12.Read more
E-tailers Make Major Brick-and-Mortar Play
Digital Brands want to get physical. Brands that were born online are pushing into the brick-and- mortar space. Bonobos, Warby Parker and BaubleBar are all e- commerce-first companies that opened physical stores. Even the industry’s giants are eyeing brick and mortar: Amazon chief executive officer Jeff Bezos has said that he would “love to” open retail stores one day, while Google already has stores in Australia and Europe and is said to be eyeing opening units in the U.S.
Bonobos: "a one-stop-shop for guys"
Curated shopping, though all the rage at the moment, is also a bit of a tricky business model as a successful expansion needs to be well planned. New York-based men's apparel brand Bonobos seems to have various aces up its sleeve in this respect.Read more
Warby Parker's New Store Delivers Your Glasses Via Pneumatic Tube
Much like Warby Parker's flagship SoHo store, its new Upper East Side location has the feel of a luxurious, smartly curated book lover's den. You can browse frames, get an eye exam, or flip through books from independent presses and magazines geared toward the smart set like n+1 and The Paris Review. The new twist? Your glasses will now be delivered to you via the old-timey magic of pneumatic tubes.Read more
Gemma lands #1 on Dallas' 10 Hottest Restaurants
The last six months have birthed a slew of terrifically buzzy restaurants in every corner of the city, all of which have proven to be gastronomic game changers in their own way. Here are our picks for the 10 hottest spots in town.Read more
Abercrombie & Fitch and World Vision Partner to Donate Clothing to Children and Families in Need
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) today announced their partnership with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to tackle the causes of poverty.Read more
Gary Friedman: Restoration Hardware's savior has bigger plans
There is the RH catalog or "source book," thicker than the September issue of Vogue. There is the hillside home in Belvedere, where everything is beautiful, symmetrical and in pairs - right down to the framed pictures of twin daughters.Read more
If Apple Can Sell Through Apple Stores Why Can't Tesla Sell Through Tesla Stores?
The answer, sadly, lies simply in who has the political power. For if Apple AAPL +0.24% is entirely allowed to set up Apple Stores to sell its own products direct to retail consumers, it should be obvious that Tesla should be able to set up Tesla stores, whether physical or virtual, to market directly to retail consumers.Read more
The department store of the future just opened in Texas
Neighborhood Goods comes to Legacy West, Plano
Neighborhood Goods is the newest store to open in Legacy West. At Neighborhood Goods, brands that have built a strong online customer base will be available for purchase in a storefront. Hubble Contacts, MeUndies, and Hims are among the brands that will be sold at Neighborhood Goods.
The brands available for purchase at Neighborhood Goods will rotate every few months, allowing the store to diversify their selection. For a long time, some of the in-store brands were only available for purchase online. Now, founders Matt Alexander and Mark Masinter plan on showcasing quality but lesser-known brands in their new storefront.Read more
Neighborhood Goods to open in Legacy West
A new department store called Neighborhood Goods is set to open its flagship store in Plano’s Legacy West shopping district. Neighborhood Goods prides itself in being a new kind of department store, in which customers will partake in a full retail, culinary, and auditory experience. The new storefront comes after founders Matt Alexander and Mark Masinter raised over $5.75 million over the course of the past summer.Read more
Inside Dallas’ Prettiest Taco Spot
Now, I know nothing about the finer points of Dallas’ tacos — writer José Ralat does, and you can read his thoughts in the September issue of D Magazine (on newsstands now!). But you don’t have to be a taco authority to get the mood of a taco place.Read more
Oprah expands her food empire
Winfrey's latest investment is in True Food Kitchen, a healthy restaurant chain backed by celebrity doctor Andrew Weil. Specific terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the Phoenix-based chain said she's also joining the restaurant's board of directors and will "collaborate and consult" with True Food Kitchen's leadership team.Read more
The best breakfasts at Legacy Hall, Legacy West
Legacy Hall is the perfect place to start the day off right, with their extensive selection of the best breakfast in town, paired with free Wi-Fi, a plethora of power outlets, unique lounge areas, and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.Read more
Massive Fifth + Broadway project releases new renderings
The team behind the $430 million Fifth + Broadway project that’s reshaping a high-profile corner in downtown Nashville have released new renderings.Read more
New Entertainment Venue Debuts in Plano The Box Garden at Legacy Hall hosted its grand opening Friday night By Noelle Walker
The Box Garden at Legacy Hall in Plano had its grand opening Friday night with headliner Sarah Jaffe.
"Let's take the bar for fun and entertainment and raise it up," Legacy Hall's new marketing director Gavin Mulloy said.
Mulloy used to market some of the most popular music venues in Deep Ellum. Now he's doing it in Plano.Read more
Who is Mark Masinter, and how did he end up on Dallas' Henderson Avenue?
Mark Masinter has left a trail of angry activists as he tries to remake Henderson Avenue. The old East Dallas street has established and newer shops but also areas of blight. It’s a 1.1-mile street with pockets of successful restaurants, bars and shops amid disconnected gaps and crooked sidewalks that kill its walkability, especially at night.Read more
Part Of Henderson Avenue Gets Approved For Commercial Rezoning
A swath of Henderson Avenue just got unanimously approved for rezoning from residential to commercial. The development will take up 4.5 acres between Glencoe Street and McMillan Avenue. Though many neighborhood residents have welcomed the new development, many have opposed it, feeling it will ruin the neighborhood.
How Legacy West Selects Restaurants in a Competitive Environment
There’s no shortage of restaurants in the Plano/Frisco submarket which includes Legacy West and the $5 billion mile.Read more
Exclusive: Giant food hall, music venue coming to downtown Nashville
A multi-level, 100,000-square-foot food hall and entertainment venue with the potential to transform downtown Nashville’s dining landscape is planned for the Fifth + Broadway development. The yet-to-be-named food hall slated to open in the first half of 2020 will showcase dozens of regional chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs.Read more
How big is Legacy Hall? It has room for food stalls, bars, brewery, stage and big-name chefs
There’s absolutely no reason not to check out Legacy Hall, not even if it’s a long commute to dinner.
The area’s first dedicated European-inspired food hall — all 55,000 square feet of it — might be a long drive for some in DFW (it’s in Plano’s new Legacy West development) but it has instant draw — and appeal.Read more
100 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in America: OpenTable Reveals Its 2017 List
OpenTable, the popular online reservations system released a list of restaurants perfect for groups—just in time for the holidays.
This list, which is one of the company’s many 100-strong rosters, is particularly fitting for families (and groups of friends) who want to skip the herculean cooking and cleanup efforts that come with organizing holiday parties and get-togethers.Read more
You can drink wine at cool new-concept restaurant-bookstore in Plano
The new Barnes & Noble with the unique in-house restaurant that's opening at Legacy West in Plano has a date: November 10. This is a new-concept store combining a bookstore with a full-service restaurant called the Barnes & Noble Kitchen, which features shareable dishes plus wine and craft beer. The store is one of the new smaller-format prototypes being tested by the company.Read more
Devialet Broadens Global Footprint With U.S. Expansion
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Devialet, the pioneering French technology brand, today announced an expanded presence in the United States. Three new stores in high profile locations in New York Cityand San Francisco, will bring the brand's radical product lines to even more listeners. Devialet already has a flagship in Soho as well as stores in Paris, London, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and a footprint across the globe via specialty audio retailers. And furthering the company's mission of making the best sound in the world accessible to everyone, Devialet has partnered with National Sawdust, the state of the art performance hall and non-profit, to livestream New York City concerts to a global audience. Devialet has also launched a mobile sound experience tour, set to hit top U.S. markets this fallRead more
Plano's Legacy West adds novel bookstore eatery and 12 new shops
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.Read more
A FIRST LOOK AT THE TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT, BAR AND STORE: NOW OPEN AT LEGACY WEST
Part of the fun of Legacy West has been the speed with which its new inhabitants are sprouting up and taking off. Blink and you’ll miss a new restaurant, a new store or even food hall.
Case in point: Tommy Bahama opened on Monday. The Friday before it had been a construction zone. But inside the brand new restaurant and store, there’s no sign of stress, either in the kitchen staff, or the retailers decked out in Hawaiian prints and board shorts.Read more
Seattle-based retailer Filson will open this month in Plano’s Legacy West development
Filson plans to open in August at 7700 Windrose Ave., Ste. G150, in Plano’s Legacy West development.Read more
SNEAK PEEK: FRONTGATE OPENS AT LEGACY WEST
Plano's Legacy West just elevated the choices for furniture shopping in North Texas with the flagship store of Frontgate, a catalog company with customers who trust it enough to order thousands of dollars worth of home furnishings sight unseen.Read more
Construction begins on $100 million Legacy West apartment tower
The Best Companies to Work for in Fashion 2017
The eyewear company that uses ‘any excuse’ to host employee celebrations was praised for the autonomy and support it offers its employees.
Warby Parker is the disruptive eyewear retailer launched online in 2010, taking on eyewear licensing giants like Luxottica and Safilo with a vertically integrated model that offers consumers style-conscious glasses at significantly lower prices. Today, the company has an estimated value of over $1 billion — a fact attributed as much to its culture as to its disruptive business model.
The Best Restaurants are Now in Plano? Buzzy New Food & Shopping Mecca Changes Dallas Life
With a grand opening slated for Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, Plano’s new is the largest mixed-use development in North Texas. Whether you’re a fanatical foodie or an avid shopper, the complex anchored at Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway offers dozens of stores and restaurants.Read more
See the big stuff coming to Plano’s Legacy West from apartment towers to business campuses
Plano's 250-acre, $3 billion Legacy West project was started in early 2014 and is one of the largest real estate developments under construction in the country.Read more
Henderson Avenue project would remake popular East Dallas strip
East Dallas' popular Henderson Avenue corridor is headed for a major makeover with a new mixed-use project.Read more
RH Unveils RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. – NYSE: RH) announced today the opening of RH Las Vegas, The Gallery at Tivoli Village at 340 South Rampart Boulevard. RH Las Vegas represents the latest iteration of the brand’s next-generation design galleries. Commanding four levels and 60,000 square feet, this innovative new retail experience features artistic installations of home furnishings in a gallery setting – including an entire floor dedicated to RH Modern with an integrated RH Contemporary Art Gallery. RH Las Vegas also includes an interactive Design Atelier, a professional workspace that allows customers, designers, and architects to conceptualize and customize a home.Read more
Completion in sight for Legacy West
As seven cranes actively change the skyline at the southwest corner of Plano’s northern border near the Dallas North Tollway and SH 121, construction at Legacy West’s 255-acre mixed-use development is 85 percent complete, developer Fehmi Karahan said.Read more
J. Crew RTW Spring 2017
Having fun with fashion has always been part of the J. Crew credo. For the label’s spring presentation, creative director and president Jenna Lyons chose to show the collection on “people we know and love,” with casting ranging from artists and activists to bloggers and stylists.Read more
Sprinkles bakery finally comes to Austin with famous Cupcake ATM
The Domain Northside has a sweet new addition. Popular cupcake bakery Sprinkles will open its first Austin location at the new development this fall.Read more
Restoration Hardware is first big tenant at S.F.'s Pier 70
The high-end home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware will become the first tenant at Pier 70, the sprawling redevelopment project that over the next decade will transform 66 acres of waterfront land just east of the Dogpatch neighborhood with 1,000 units of housing, offices and waterfront parks.
RH Modern: But So Much More Too
To anyone who ever said RH was a one-trick pony, well, welcome to the stable.
With the debut of its RH Modern and RH Teen in-store presentations, another RH Kids and even a restaurant and bar with some of the best doughnuts on the planet, the retailer is clearly signaling it has the horsepower to take itself to the next level.Read more
See Inside the New Warby Parker Store in Georgetown
Warby Parker Will Give NYC Public School Kids Free Hipster Glasses
Warby Parker—the eyeglass manufacturer of choice for hipsters, yuppies and do-gooders alike—has pledged to provide about 20,000 free pairs of eyeglasses over the next four years to students who need them in the city’s community schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon at P.S. 50 in Manhattan.
Warby Parker opening New Orleans frame studio; CEO: 'We view New Orleans as a center of art and culture'
Warby Parker, the hip online glasses retailer, is opening a frame studio Uptown.Read more
Who says glasses can't be edgy? Warby Parker out-innovates tech giants
Henderson Avenue Country Club Has Potential as Dallas' Newest Honky Tonk
We'll say this much about Henderson Avenue Country Club: They're not bashful. The new venue in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood opened just last month, but they've already bestowed themselves with the tag of "Best Honky Tonk and BBQ Bar in Texas."Read more
High-rise hotel project approved for Plano’s Legacy West development
The City of Plano has approved incentives for the construction of the $82 million hotel project which will be built in the new Legacy West development on the Dallas North Tollway.Read more
So & So's team slides Whippersnapper into old Slip Inn space on Henderson
A bar-and-restaurant team known for its success in Uptown Dallas is expanding its turf to Henderson Avenue with a new bar called The Whippersnapper, opening in the old Slip Inn space at 1806 McMillan Ave.Read more
Restoration Hardware Announces the Opening of RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.—NYSE: RH) announced today the opening of RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue at 8564 Melrose Avenue, in the heart of the Los Angeles Design District. Commanding nearly 40,000 total interior and exterior square feet, this revolutionary new retail concept features artistic abstractions and never-seen-before collections of home furnishings in a gallery setting.Read more
An Epic Villa-Style Restoration Hardware is Headed to Melrose
Restoration Hardware has been dreaming big these days. As in 40,000-square-feet big, which is the size of the upscale furniture retailer's European villa-inspired store that's slated to debut at 8564 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Friday, October 24th.Read more
Retail Report: Warby Parker lands in Venice
Venice is a hotbed of creativity, and we’ve been attracted to the area for a long time," says Warby Parker co-founder/co-CEO Neil Blumenthal of the brand’s new Abbot Kinney location, which opened its doors last week with a buzzy evening fete that drew the likes of Emmy Rossum, DJ Samantha Ronson and Sons of Anarchy star Drea de Matteo.Read more
For Bonobos, a Good Fit in Stores as Well as Online
Bonobos, the e-commerce business best known for its well-fitted men’s pants, was never supposed to have brick-and-mortar shops. Then, all of a sudden, they opened a few and money came pouring in.Read more
At Warby Parker's Storefront in Dallas, School is Cooler Than Ever
Whether it's sincere affection for the classroom or laced in sarcasm, I don't care. After Wednesday night I've bought into Warby Parker culture.Read more
Polaroid Fotobar Ushers in a New Age in Digital Photography
Polaroid Fotobar announced today the introduction of its experiential retail concept as a global franchise opportunity.Read more
Restoration Hardware Announces the Opening of RH Greenwich, The Gallery at the Historic Post Office
RH Restores, Reclaims and Reimagines Landmark Building with European Garden Courtyard, Conservatory & Rooftop ParkRead more
Forwarding Address: Restoration Hardware set to take over post office building
The Greenwich post office building, still wearing its brass plaque noting its status on the National Register of Historic Places, is about to step into the 21st century -- on the inside. As of May 16, the doors will open into an RH (Restoration Hardware) Design Gallery of upscale home furnishings.Read more
Beyonce, Heidi Klum Love Spanx; Connecticut Store Opening at Westfarms
First Ever Polaroid Museum Opens
(Las Vegas, NV) — Polaroid is making a comeback. The company is opening its flagship FOTOBAR store and museum at The Linq. The grand opening is Thursday. On that day, admission to the first ever Polaroid Museum will be free.Read more
Spanx founder Sara Blakely celebrates opening of store in Tampa
Fourteen years after starting Spanx, Blakely is opening her sixth standalone store, this one at International Plaza in Tampa, near her old stomping grounds. For local fans, it's like a homecoming for a small-town girl who went big. As in billionaire big. Last year, Blakely became the world's youngest self-made female billionaire.Read more
Sprinkles Cupcakes makes Las Vegas debut
The Linq is sweetening up its list of retail offerings. Sprinkles Cupcakes made its Las Vegas debut at the development to great fanfare, serving up its well-known cupcakes as well as ice cream and cookies.Read more
NorthPark plans new stores, including Tesla
This spring and summer, NorthPark shoppers will have more choices when Tesla, Spanx, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret’s Pink open, along with two home furnishing stores.Read more
Sprinkles Cupcakes' 'ATM' to open in Manhattan
The cupcake maker introduced a new machine that will allow patrons to grab a sweet treat 24 hours a day. On Tuesday, some cupcakes could have 'golden tickets,' which would be for gift cards and other prizes.Read more
Henderson's "Newest and Classiest Bar" Debuts March 6
Henderson Avenue's "newest and classiest bar" is gearing up for its grand opening weekend beginning March 6. Henderson Tap House is located next to Veritas Wine Room in the strip that's flanked by Sushi Axiom on one end and newcomer Gemma on the other.Read more
Forty Years of the Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Dress
It is set to be a year of fashionable 40th birthdays. Not only is it Kate Moss's this week and Victoria Beckham's in April, this year also marks the 40th year of the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress.Read more
Revolutionary Retail: Test-Driving Warby Parker And Dollar Shave Club
Eyeglasses and razors are two notoriously high-margin personal commodities for which we’ve been overpaying for decades, but two companies have declared war on these monopolistic product lines.Read more