by Steven Doyle
We have some new information on the Legacy Hall project that is underway and is expected to open late summer. Although slated for August or September, word is now that construction is moving swiftly and they are currently ahead of schedule.
Today we spoke with the project’s vice president, Pat Garza, and he left us with some fresh news including recently signed tenants.
Legacy Hall is a 55,000 square foot food hall designed by the same folks at Front Burner who operate Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar and many more. One the first level you will find a food hall which will feature some of the very best local culinary talent. The stalls range from 200 to 375 square feet each. There will also be several bars including a craft bar for your high end cocktails, and a wine and charcuterie bar with a Spanish wine platform.
Most of the stalls are taken, but there is still room for a few more concepts. In the current ranks you will find some familiar names offering a fast casual menu including chef Uno Immanivong (Chino Chinatown) where she will be offering a small menu that includes yakatori. Her restaurant will be called Red Sticks.
“What they are trying to do is a cross between Chelsea Market in New York and Grand Central Market in LA. It’s pretty exciting,” Chef Uno explained.
Andrew Chen who owns Monkey King will be bringing his noodles and soup dumplings to the table. Matt McAllister (FT33, Filiment) is signed and rumored to be working on a steamed bun concept.
Gilbert Garza (Suze) will be opening an Indian wrap restaurant along with long time Dallas restaurtuer Mark Brezinski.
The first floor opens up to a 16,000 square foot beer garden replete with a stage for live music. Here you will also find a tiki bar, a Texas-style bar and a speed bar for cranking out quick beer and margaritas during concerts.
Garza told us that the beer garden will also feature a barbecue stall with a pitmaster soon to be signed. Yaser Khalaf (Baboush) will be doing his take on shawarma. New to be signed today is Haute Sweets Patisserie which will offer macarons, and a rumored macaron ice cream sandwich. Also announced today is Glazed Donut Works which will feature new ideas from Joe the Baker with a morning, lunch and dinner menu.
John Tesar (Knife) will be bringing his famous burgers to Plano.
Other names include the people behind Proof and Pantry, and Patina Green’s Robert and Kaci Lyford. We will have more information very soon as to their ideas for Legacy Hall. They are still seeking a taco option.
On the top level you will be able to sample beers made on property in the tasting room which will be creating new beers on a constant basis.
“The touch point is the discovery. People will be able to come in and try different things that they may not have been exposed to. That discovery will pull them back in time and time again. With the food, and the music aspects along with all the bars, it is really speking to a large base of clientele,” offered Garza.