An already bustling bedroom community of Plano, Texas (near Dallas), will soon enjoy a dynamic new shopping project that includes the town’s first Container Store. Slated to open in June, The Container Store will anchor Phase 1 of the 550,000-sq.-ft. combination retail, restaurant, office and hospitality project. According to the developer—Houston-based The Ainbinder Co.— 60% to 70% of the project will be leased to national retailers and the remainder to a varied mix of local and regional retailers and restaurants. “Architecturally, we plan to create an inviting urban village; it’s not going to be just another retail strip center,” said Bart Duckworth, president of The Ainbinder Co.
The 35-acre site borders State Hwy. 121 and Parkwood Boulevard in the Plano/Frisco area. Construction launched in January of this year.