Albion Fit celebrates one year in Plano

Courtesy Albion Fit
Courtesy Albion Fit

Courtesy Albion Fit

Albion Fit opened a location in 2018 on Dec. 14 in Plano’s Legacy West development, 7601 Windrose Ave., Ste. F120. The store sells women’s fitness and leisure clothing, from swimsuits and athletic wear to sweats and pajamas. 469-606-2790. www.albionfit.com
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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