Books, beer and eats will be offered at new Legacy West Barnes & Noble store

August 31, 2016

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.

"It's a tremendous opportunity to join the list of 'best in class' restaurants and merchants opening at Legacy West," David Deason, vice president of development at Barnes & Noble, said in a statement. "We are excited to be opening a smaller format store, as part of a number of different concept stores that we're testing nationwide."

Barnes & Noble operates 640 stores in all 50 states.

The company has debuted its new restaurant/bar outlets in Eastchester, N.Y.; in Edina, Minn.; Folsom, Calif., and Ashburn, Va.

"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," Legacy West developer Fehmi Karahan said.

The Barnes & Noble store will be in the same area where gourmet food retailer Dean & Deluca will have its first Texas location.

And high-tech auto manufacturer Tesla has a showroom in the same shopping center.

The retailers are in the $300 million Legacy West Urban Village at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Legacy Drive.

Other tenants in the project — which will begin opening late this year — include Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Fogo de Chao, Toulouse Café and Bar, Taverna, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, True Food Kitchen, Mesero and Shake Shack.