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Re: Legacy West

Posted: 10 Jan 2019 19:47
by R1070
I wonder if the stores will be more high end in this building.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 28 Jan 2019 21:19
by Tnexster
Legacy West residential towers near finish line at Plano's hottest corner

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... inish-line

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Feb 2019 13:24
by itsjrd1964
John Tesar is the seventh local chef to exit Plano's Legacy Hall

https://www.guidelive.com/restaurant-op ... egacy-hall

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Feb 2019 13:46
by DPatel304
Thanks for sharing, that was an interesting read for sure. I've been to the Food Hall a few times, and have loved the experience, and everyone else that visit's it says the same thing, so it is interesting to hear the other side of it.

That's definitely a bit concerning to hear for sure. They definitely appear to be a huge hit, and have a lot going for them, but it seems they might need to rethink a few things and maybe try and make some changes to remain competitive? They are fortunate in that they came in early to the food hall game (especially in DFW), and, not only did they come in early, but they came in big too. They are one of the few places that provides this type of experiences, but, we'll likely see more and more food halls popping up (I'm already seeing a few others crop up, but they are not nearly as big as the Legacy Food Hall), which will provide some serious competition for Legacy Hall.

Anyway, I do hope they find a way to make the food hall work, because I think it's a very cool place. Personally, I prefer something more open that engages with the surrounding and has room to grow (like the Farmer's Market Downtown), but this is still a damn cool place that I often like to take out-of-towners to.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Feb 2019 15:30
by exelone31
I think some of it may just be the nature of the business as well. I mean, John Tesar (and lots of other notable local chefs) don't really have a great track record for staying in one place for a long time. There are a few exceptions, but it seems like many bounce from place to place.

With Legacy Hall, I would think the barrier to entry (and therefore the barrier to exit) would be lower, so we may see more chefs try it out for a bit, then bail if they aren't a smashing success.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 09 Feb 2019 10:36
by itsjrd1964

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 08:55
by exelone31
https://dallas.eater.com/2019/3/20/18274351/red-stix-vietnamese-legacy-hall-closed-beijing-brothers-opening

Looks like Red Stix is now leaving Legacy Hall as well. I will be curious to see what the long-term viability of Legacy Hall is for truly unique restaurants. It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 09:43
by Matt777
exelone31 wrote:https://dallas.eater.com/2019/3/20/18274351/red-stix-vietnamese-legacy-hall-closed-beijing-brothers-opening

Looks like Red Stix is now leaving Legacy Hall as well. I will be curious to see what the long-term viability of Legacy Hall is for truly unique restaurants. It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in.


Damn. I never got to try it. I just haven't been past GB Tollway in ages. The competition for unique Asian is very heavy in Plano. In general, I think the growth suburbs are over-restauranted. More of these concepts need to give the urban core a try! I think it's very interesting how Top Round didn't make it in Las Colinas so they're giving Old East Dallas a try. Hopefully more will follow.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 15:04
by cowboyeagle05
Well, I doubt we will see a Subway or a Sabrro in the sense that Legacy Hall's owners would probably just reformat the building with bigger spaces for full-service restaurants rather than so many food booths like there is now. Hell if they had to they could reformat upper floor as office or event space if it got really bad.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 21:49
by Tnexster
Japanese luxury hotel firm buys Plano site for first Texas location

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... exas-hotel

Kintetsu plans to build one of its Miyako Hotels on the property, according to developers who are redoing the old Penney campus.

The 10-story, 250-room hotel and a parking garage will be built on land surrounding Penney's 28-year-old offices.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Apr 2019 12:29
by Matt777
Tnexster wrote:Japanese luxury hotel firm buys Plano site for first Texas location

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... exas-hotel

Kintetsu plans to build one of its Miyako Hotels on the property, according to developers who are redoing the old Penney campus.

The 10-story, 250-room hotel and a parking garage will be built on land surrounding Penney's 28-year-old offices.


Most of the Legacy stuff has made me go "meh," but this hotel along with the Food Hall cause a little envy for me here in Dallas.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Apr 2019 15:08
by cowboyeagle05
Based on what I have heard about the Food Hall my whimsy with Legacy is kinda over. I visited the Food Hall and it was nice but call me in 5 years and we will see if it's still there. I think the Food Hall has a lot of evolving to do and I have a feeling it will end up closing down and reopened after some serious retooling in the next couple years. The Japanese hotel is nice though if it happens.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 09:17
by The_Overdog
Based on what I have heard about the Food Hall my whimsy with Legacy is kinda over

I've been there a couple of times and I kind of agree. First off, the food is subpar for the price all the time at all the places I've been to. Secondly, on many nights (never been during the day) it's mostly empty, with not enough business except for the 3rd floor bar, which I don't think can sustain the entire place on slow days.

3rdly, when it is crowded, the model breaks down, with long lines and not enough seating and no overflow because out the door is parking garages and garage access. In this way, I think it's good that a few places have closed. Possibly they should shut them down permanently for more seating.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Apr 2019 23:12
by DPatel304
exelone31 wrote:It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in.


Seems to be heading in that direction:
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... lvet-taco/

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 09:24
by Kelley USA
DPatel304 wrote:
exelone31 wrote:It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in.


Seems to be heading in that direction:
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... lvet-taco/


Wow, what a coupe for Legacy Hall to get Velvet Taco... Seeing as Frontburner Restaurant Group owns both Legacy Hall and Velvet Taco I'm shocked they were able to get them! Ha! :) It's disappointing that the article was written without acknowledging that.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 12:38
by tamtagon
Kelley USA wrote: Seeing as Frontburner Restaurant Group owns both Legacy Hall and Velvet Taco I'm shocked they were able to get them! Ha! :) It's disappointing that the article was written without acknowledging that.


I would have never known that! Thanks Kelley

I wonder why Velvet Taco wasn't part of the initial line up.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 09 Apr 2019 15:06
by exelone31
tamtagon wrote:
Kelley USA wrote: Seeing as Frontburner Restaurant Group owns both Legacy Hall and Velvet Taco I'm shocked they were able to get them! Ha! :) It's disappointing that the article was written without acknowledging that.


I would have never known that! Thanks Kelley

I wonder why Velvet Taco wasn't part of the initial line up.


Perhaps it was a situation where Front Burner thought they'd have a bit more sustained success with concepts outside their brand. Now, they might be looking "in house" for more stability.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 01 Jun 2019 13:44
by Tnexster
New office tower planned for mixed-use campus in Plano's Legacy project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... cy-project

Developer Cawley Partners plans to build the 15-story high-rise on Legacy Drive in the Campus at Legacy West development. The 300,000-square-foot speculative office project at 6333 Legacy will be constructed on part of the old J.C. Penney headquarters site.


The office tower will be built next to a planned luxury hotel by Japan's Miyako Hotels. The 14-story hotel will have 250 rooms.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 01 Jun 2019 13:46
by Tnexster
More construction cranes are on the way in Plano's Legacy business park

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... iness-park

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 05 Jun 2019 21:46
by Tnexster
JPMorgan Chase will bring 4,000 more workers to Plano with new tower project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... er-project

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 05 Jun 2019 22:24
by NdoorTX
I recently flew in from El Paso to Love Field. The flight path took us from south Dallas up north where we banked left over 635 and had an expansive view of the northern burbs. Legacy West is definitely forming it's own high rise that's as distinct and impressive along the DNT. It's not super tall, but it does tower above other office clusters from Galleria North to Frisco and has a solid density from afar.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 05:51
by tamtagon
Tnexster wrote:JPMorgan Chase will bring 4,000 more workers to Plano with new tower project
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... er-project


The ... project will allow Chase to grow its workforce in Plano ... to almost 11,000 workers.


That's remarkable! and makes me wonder what will happen to large conglomerated work groups like this years down the road when the massive corporate entities either split up into smaller stand-alone corporations and/or the large conglomerated work groups become ineffective.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 10:26
by Tivo_Kenevil
Rich get richer

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 10:37
by Tucy
Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 11:22
by Tivo_Kenevil
Tucy wrote:Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building.



https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorga ... m-to-texas

So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typically for IB ops you will have different shifts for employees who reconcile transactions and what not..for different markets.

If it's anything like Polaris ( JP Morgan Ohio HQ).. You take your laptop and then next guy takes your desk when their shift starts. Shared work spaces. More than likely that is the case.

I doubt they'll build more towers for back end jobs. But who knows maybe I'm wrong.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 11:45
by exelone31
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Tucy wrote:Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building.



https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorga ... m-to-texas

So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typically for IB ops you will have different shifts for employees who reconcile transactions and what not..for different markets.

If it's anything like Polaris ( JP Morgan Ohio HQ).. You take your laptop and then next guy takes your desk when their shift starts. Shared work spaces. More than likely that is the case.

I doubt they'll build more towers for back end jobs. But who knows maybe I'm wrong.


My brother-in-law works there and has said that they currently utilize lockers and then have shared/hotel desks.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 11:55
by Tivo_Kenevil
exelone31 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Tucy wrote:Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building.



https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorga ... m-to-texas

So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typically for IB ops you will have different shifts for employees who reconcile transactions and what not..for different markets.

If it's anything like Polaris ( JP Morgan Ohio HQ).. You take your laptop and then next guy takes your desk when their shift starts. Shared work spaces. More than likely that is the case.

I doubt they'll build more towers for back end jobs. But who knows maybe I'm wrong.


My brother-in-law works there and has said that they currently utilize lockers and then have shared/hotel desks.


Yeah, JP Morgan is very frugal when it comes to Back End Ops jobs. However , the client facing facilities in Manhattan are top notch.

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 18 Jun 2019 11:07
by Tnexster
Developer Trammell Crow heads to Plano's Legacy park with plans for high-rise office campus

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ice-campus

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 18 Jun 2019 12:29
by DPatel304
It's a shame there isn't more cohesiveness among the different developments around here, because this could have turned into a pretty decent urban core, otherwise.

Either way, congrats again to Plano for this one!

Re: Legacy West

Posted: 08 Nov 2019 22:42
by itsjrd1964
Plush Plano apartment tower is opening in Legacy West

At 29 stories, it's the tallest building in the Legacy Area, and all of Plano. Comes with a $13,500/month penthouse, if you like ;)

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... gacy-west/