Willow Bend Reimagined

Willow Bend Reimagined

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In the middle of a $125 million reimagining and renovation, The Shops at Willow Bend is becoming the town center for Plano and North Dallas by adding unique dining experience, office, the Plano Children's Theater, an Equinox club, and one of just four Crayola Experience family entertainment centers in the U.S.  A substantial new dining expereince including: Knife, a steakhouse by celebrity chef John Tesar, Mexican Bar Company, Terra Mediterranean and Whistle Britches both local favorites.  Newly opened is Evereve, Francesca's Boutique, and Journeys.

The redevelopment will open in phases through 2018. The Shops at Willow Bend also will construct seven-story 200,000 square feet of Class ‘A’ office space accommodating up to 800 employees.



April 2018

  • Crayola Experience: where the magic of Crayola comes to life. Embark on a colorful adventure where color, chemistry and digital technology combine to make a one-of-a-kind family attraction..

  • Interior Refresh: The Shops at Willow Bend will have a contemporary design creating a comfortable, approachable atmosphere specifically geared toward local appeal. 

Septemer 2018

  • Restaurant District: A destination dining area with up to seven chef driven restaurants some featuring second-story terraces, an outdoor plaza and a grand entrance into the property. Included will be a valet drop-off near the new mall entrance.
    • Knife: the highly-awarded restaurant created by nationally acclaimed, four-time James Beard nominated, and Bravo “Top Chef” contestant chef John Tesar.
    • Mexican Bar Company, Restaurant & Bar: a new concept from a James Beard Foundation renowned chef who is known for his East Coast and Midwestern restaurants.
    • Terra Mediterranean: an iconic stop for foodies hungry for fresh, healthy cuisine, opened by the Chanaa brothers in Dallas in the early 90s.
    • Whistle Britches: serves the tastiest, juiciest and crunchiest bird in town; the pickle brined bird, farm-fresh ingredients and soulful cooking will leave you wanting more.


  • Equinox: best-in-class, luxury fitness center and high-performance lifestyle leader with studios for yoga, barre, Pilates, cycling and group fitness classes. A spa and juice bar will be featured.

  • Seven-story Class A Office Tower: a 200,000-square-foot Class A office tower is planned to be built adjacent to the Food Court entrance.