Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional details from the brewer.
There's plenty to be excited about at Plano's forthcoming Legacy Hall, a European-style food hall featuring eats from more than 20 local chefs and entrepreneurs. Drinkers can now add house-brewed beer to that list.
The Food Hall Company, which is behind Legacy Hall, unveiled details of a new brewery that will open in the development, called Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. The facility and taproom are slated to debut this fall alongside the rest of the restaurants.
"Like the name suggests, Unlawful Assembly won't be afraid to break a few brewing rules, so we think it's going to turn heads in North Texas as well as within the craft beer industry," said Tim Timbs, senior vice president of "brewery stuff," in a statement.
A press release promises six to eight year-round offerings, in addition to rotating collaborative and seasonal brews. The goods are expected to be available onsite and distributed in Dallas-Fort Worth. Tom Janik, formerly of Twin Peaks Brewery in Irving, will serve as brewmaster. (Twin Peaks won a medal from Great American Beer Festival in 2015 for its barrel-aged brown ale.)
"We're bringing a rebellious spirit to this venture, so we won't hesitate to use nontraditional ingredients in our beers," Janik said, "and we'll be constantly pushing the envelope to explore unique flavor combinations."
A couple of house brews in the works include an imperial IPA and a mesquite-smoked brown ale.
Legacy Hall is a 55,000-square-foot dining destination that spans three floors of real estate. Unlawful Assembly Brewing will inhabit the third floor, above a second-floor terrace that overlooks a stage and area for live music. The food hall, which includes new and existing concepts from Cajun food to sweets, quesadilla and Japanese fare, resides on the first floor. The restaurant "stalls" are about 200 to 300 square feet with open concept designs, so patrons can watch their food being prepared.
"Dallas is our canvas," Jack Gibbons, one of the founders, previously told GuideLive, "and these are local restaurateurs, chefs, entrepreneurs who are really showing what Dallas is as far as our food scene today."
Legacy Hall is part of a larger development, called Legacy West, which features retail shops and several stand alone restaurants, including a Shake Shack and Texas' first Dean and Deluca luxury grocer.