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Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby dfwcre8tive » 29 Mar 2017 18:44

New restaurants at Plano's Willow Bend are happy with prime location, just don't mention the mall
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/restaurants/2017/03/29/new-restaurants-planos-willow-bend-happy-prime-location-just-mention-mall

The new Willow Bend food district, being constructed as part of a $125 million redevelopment of the mall, will include Knife, celebrity chef John Tesar's ode to beef; Mexican Bar Company, a new concept debuting in Texas at Willow Bend; and Terra Mediterranean, which is opening its third North Texas location.

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby Tnexster » 12 May 2017 12:43

Plano's Willow Bend mall is getting an office building

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... e-building

Plano's Willow Bend mall is going into the office building business.

The 16-year-old regional retail center on the Dallas North Tollway is adding a 7-story, 200,000-square-foot office building as part of a $125 million makeover.

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Oct 2018 03:40

The aforementioned restaurant additions on the site of the former Saks Fifth Avenue are coming along, a couple (Knife steakhouse/Knife Burger, Mexican Bar Co. Cocina) will open in the next week, 2 more (Terra Mediterranean Grill, Whistle Britches) will open soon. Other names mentioned include Acai & Alchemy (in the ex-Saks area, but not built yet) and Ascension Coffee. It will serve not only coffee, but beer and wine--and customers will be able to take their drinkies with them shopping in the mall if they like. There will be 8 restaurants total occupying the former Saks area. The owners are putting $125 million worth of expansion/improvements into the mall. Besides the restaurants, an office building, an Equinox Fitness, and a Cinepolis theater are also coming; they are expected to open before the end of next year.

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1532816319

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 02 Oct 2018 09:33

I should state this for clarity sake since last time they opened a Cinepolis in Dallas some were shocked. Cinepolis like Equinox is a luxury brand. It will be expensive and some people on here got sticker shock when they went before.

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby Kelley USA » 02 Oct 2018 11:36

It really depends what sort of concept Cinepolis opens. The majority of the Cinepolis theatres here in the US are just standard theatres like the one they opened in Euless (tickets are about $11)- and then they have select locations where they have built their Luxury Cinemas (tickets are about $20). Not sure what concept they will open but probably makes sense to open the Luxury Cinema (especially in the backyard of Cinemark) and considering the demographics of the area. I think Plano has an abundance of theatres, but I can't really think of a great luxury theatre in that corridor with the dine-in reclining leather seats. Closest might be LOOK down the road in Addison.

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby itsjrd1964 » 13 Apr 2019 09:47

Cinépolis luxury theater opening in Plano's Shops at Willow Bend delayed to early 2020

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... early-2020

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby Tnexster » 13 Apr 2019 11:41

Well as malls go at least they are trying to make themselves relevant in this new age of retail.

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby I45Tex » 19 Apr 2019 19:50

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Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Postby NdoorTX » 19 Apr 2019 21:41

The current owner is thinking big with his WB purchase. more so than developer Taubman, who is the developer of some of the countries most upscale malls. Bravo to them and I hope to see these multiple 25 floor towers rise up soon.


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