Community Cocktails with Kimberly

Join Kimberly each week as she meets with the top community influencers to help you get to know the area you want to call home. Don’t just love your home, love your community.

 “Community Cocktails with Kimberly” may have you wondering whether the show is really that entertaining or Kimberly Woodard just knows how to prepare a good cocktail. 

While I can’t confirm the latter, her show will surely have you laughing out loud while getting to know your home community better, too. The first community development explored first on the podcast was Legacy West, a 250-acre lush urban destination lined with coveted retail, dining, residential, hotel, and office spaces. Woodard sat down with the director of marketing for Legacy West: Victoria Snee.

Woodard began the conversation by asking Snee how Legacy West has impacted the community. Snee responded: 

“If you haven’t heard Legacy West and you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you need to get out some more because it’s been such an exciting development not just for Plano and the Collin County area but really for all of North Texas. 

You have people that are there on a daily basis to live, work, eat, play, [and] shop. That’s what Legacy West is all about, and it’s really taken it to a whole new level. What’s been so exciting about it is just the support that we’ve received from the community; the interest level has been exceptional. [There are] about 30,000 people on a daily basis coming to the Legacy West area.” 

Woodard chimed in marveling her own pleasant experience at Legacy West: 

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful facility. I love the shopping, I love going there for restaurants, whether it’s lunch or dinner. I bring my kids, I take clients. It’s just a fun, fun place to just hang out.

“One thing I love about Legacy west is you can go to have dinner and then stroll in the stores. A lot of the stores have later hours, [so] it makes you feel like you’re at a resort.” 

Snee then elaborated on a new pull for Legacy West, Legacy Hall: 

“What’s been a really huge draw for millennials is the food hall. Legacy Hall is a three-story food hall, 55,000 square feet of 23 different food stalls. Within that 55,000 square feet, [there is] 15,000 square feet of an outdoor entertainment venue. So people are coming all the time for concerts, and they’re mostly free. It’s really a fantastic time for anyone of any age.

The owners, Front Burtner restaurants, are going to take it across the country because it’s been such a huge success. To have the inaugural one at Legacy West has been really cool.”

Woodard then asked Snee what new developments might be in store for 2019. Snee highlighted the opening of Neighborhood Goods, a new type of department store featuring an ever-changing landscape of the world’s most exciting brands, products, and concepts:

“[Neighborhood Goods] is a department store of popups. It’s a great opportunity for brands that might not have a mortar space but want to test the market. They’ll have a pop-up shop there for maybe six weeks, some will be there for six months, some for a year.”

Some names in Neighborhood Goods, however, may be familiar. Serena Williams showcased her apparel line “Serena” at the department store in December of 2018. Neighborhood Goods also includes Reese Witherspoon’s clothing brand, Draper James, which will be in-store until November 14, 2019.  

Snee also expressed her enthusiasm for the opening of Read Between the Lines, a stationary store opening its second location at Legacy West, and Amorino, an artisan gelato that recently opened in 2019. The last five acres of Legacy West will include more apartments, restaurants, and retail, which will be completed in 2020-2021. 

The launch of Legacy West also marks a historic event in the development of DFW, Snee and Woodard contrasting the new high rise buildings to the farmland that occupied the space just years earlier: 

“The only thing in [Plano] was EDS. It was a huge white building in the middle of nowhere, so now it’s so fun to be on the map. [When] you go outside Texas and you used to always say, ‘oh, I’m from Dallas’ because everyone recognizes Dallas. But you can say ‘I’m from Plano,’ and people know it now.”

Legacy West

Victoria Snee

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