Downtown Plano eyes opening of Saigling House, food truck park in 2017

Downtown Plano hosted a series of live music events as the area further establishes itself as an arts district.

Downtown Plano hosted a series of live music events as the area further establishes itself as an arts district.

What we reported The Texas Commission on the Arts in September formally designated downtown Plano as the city’s official arts district. These districts are intended to stimulate economic development and foster community revitalization.


The latest The city closed 2016 with the Dickens holiday event in downtown Plano and held other festivals throughout the year, including Steinfest and ArtFest. McCall Plaza also hosts live music events.


What’s next Executive Director Alex Hargis of the Historic Downtown Plano Association said the planned early spring opening of the Saigling House, an event venue and home to the ArtCentre of Plano, is expected to serve as a catalyst for growth within the local arts community. To the southeast, HubStreat food truck park is also expected to open in the spring. ArtFest is scheduled this year for April 22.


This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of 6 things to look for in 2017 here.

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By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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