Talk of Plano: Sights and buzz from Legacy West grand opening

Fountain streams light up on Friday at the Legacy West grand opening as construction continues throughout the mixed-use development.

Fountain streams light up on Friday at the Legacy West grand opening as construction continues throughout the mixed-use development.

Stormy weather didn't deter crowds from taking their first look at Plano's massive Legacy West development, which hosted its grand opening celebration this weekend.

Even though large portions of the giant mixed-use development remain unfinished—including several large office buildings and a 55,000-square-foot food hall—stores and restaurants throughout the development gave guests a taste of what's already opened, and what's still to come.

We've gathered here some social media posts from throughout the weekend. Check the photo gallery to the right for our photographs from a stormy opening night on Friday.

Twitter and Facebook react

The weekend festivities kicked off Friday morning with a ceremony that coincided with the 144th anniversary of the city of Plano's incorporation:

Community Impact Newspaper was there with a camera to document the ceremony, which featured city officials and the developers and real estate partners behind Legacy West, including former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.

The grand opening weekend offered some their first glimpse of the Renaissance Dallas hotel, expected to open in July on Legacy Drive:

Some visitors also got an early look at Legacy Hall, the development's 55,000-square-foot food hall. The facility is expected to open in the fall.

The organizers for the grand opening event scheduled music and entertainment throughout the weekend.


Tapper performances by Rhythmic Soul Tap Company

Posted by Legacy West on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Party on the Moon got the whole crowd doing the Cupid Shuffle!

Posted by Legacy West on Saturday, June 3, 2017



Did you take photos from Legacy West's grand opening? Feel free to share them with our Twitter account: @impactnews_pln.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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