Press Release: Legacy West Announces New Barnes & Noble Concept Store
PLANO, Texas — August 31, 2016 — Legacy West, the largest new urban destination in North Texas, will be the first shopping center in the Southwest to add a new Barnes & Noble concept store to its growing list of best in class tenants. This is the fifth new store announced by Barnes & Noble, featuring a new restaurant with an expanded menu along with a beer and wine offering. The new store will be 9,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in March 2017.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to join the list of “best in class” restaurants and merchants opening at Legacy West,” said David Deason, Vice President of Development at Barnes & Noble. “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 is the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, operating 640 bookstores across all 50 states. In addition to the Legacy West location, the Company is rolling out new concept stores in Eastchester, NY, at the Edina Galleria in Edina, MN, at the Palladio in Folsom, CA, and at One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA.
According to Legacy West developer, Fehmi Karahan, “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. We’re proud to deliver that experience at Legacy West.”
Barnes & Noble joins an already impressive collection of retailers. Earlier this month, Dean & DeLuca announced it would open its first Texas location at Legacy West.
About Legacy West
Located in one of America’s fastest growing, wealthy and most vibrant cities, Legacy West in Plano, Texas will be the very best place to live, work, eat, play and shop. With the grand opening scheduled for March 2017, the $3.2 billion dollar, 255 acre Legacy West development boasts 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. Additionally, it will also be home to the North American headquarters of Toyota and FedEx Office as well as the regional headquarters for JP Morgan Chase and Liberty Mutual with more than 15,000 employees, making it one of the largest new job centers in the state. A 303-room Renaissance Legacy Hotel, two stunning, high-rise luxury living towers, more than 1,200 luxury apartments and 127 urban villas complete the project. At the helm of Legacy West is The Karahan Companies, a fully-integrated real estate development, property management and investment firm that has been actively involved in Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate since 1982. Curating a premium blend of retailers and restaurants is Open Realty Advisors, a renowned real estate firm lauded for spearheading the retail growth of America’s most innovative brands.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.