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Re: Legacy West

Postby R1070 » 10 Jan 2019 19:47

I wonder if the stores will be more high end in this building.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby Tnexster » 28 Jan 2019 21:19

Legacy West residential towers near finish line at Plano's hottest corner

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

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Re: Legacy West

Postby itsjrd1964 » 08 Feb 2019 13:24

John Tesar is the seventh local chef to exit Plano's Legacy Hall

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

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Re: Legacy West

Postby DPatel304 » 08 Feb 2019 13:46

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby exelone31 » 08 Feb 2019 15:30

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.

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Re: Legacy West

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Re: Legacy West

Postby exelone31 » 21 Mar 2019 08:55

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby Matt777 » 21 Mar 2019 09:43

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 21 Mar 2019 15:04

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby Tnexster » 05 Apr 2019 21:49

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby Matt777 » 06 Apr 2019 12:29

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 06 Apr 2019 15:08

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby The_Overdog » 08 Apr 2019 09:17

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby DPatel304 » 08 Apr 2019 23:12

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/

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Re: Legacy West

Postby Kelley USA » 09 Apr 2019 09:24

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby tamtagon » 09 Apr 2019 12:38

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.

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Re: Legacy West

Postby exelone31 » 09 Apr 2019 15:06

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.


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