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#1 angie013

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:23 PM

How do you guys think a wine bar would go over on Magnolia? Maybe the bottom floor of the Mehl building?
I would go for something very laid back, comfortable and non-pretensious. I have always thought something like that would go over well. Also serve coffee, have small musical acts and display local art. Is Fairmount ready for something like that? Thoughts? Thanks for the input!

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

FYI: Coffee House Gallery & Cafe on Jennings (a few blocks from Magnolia) already does the art + coffee thing. Every time I've been there the coffee has been excellent - easily one of the best coffees in town (ask for a real mug), and the cakes and pastries they have brought in are great too.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:06 PM

Wine and jazz might go over on Magnolia, especially if there was a patio for the nice time of year.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:19 PM

Sounds like a great idea to me! I think a unique presentation of wines or something different to set it apart from a few of the other places would be a real crowd pleaser.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(FWillustrator @ Jan 17 2007, 02:01 PM) View Post

FYI: Coffee House Gallery & Cafe on Jennings (a few blocks from Magnolia) already does the art + coffee thing. Every time I've been there the coffee has been excellent - easily one of the best coffees in town (ask for a real mug), and the cakes and pastries they have brought in are great too.


I also really liked that place, however it has been shut down for awhile now. The last 4-5 times I have driven by, it is empty. I am pretty sure they are closed down.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

^^^
Now that I think about it, you're probably right...I knew they kept odd hours sometimes, but I haven't caught them when they were open in a long time.

In that case I think it'd fit right in on Magnolia. If I could afford to move my studio, Magnolia would be top on the list of places. But then I might get fat from eating Spiral Diner all the time.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

I think something like that would go over well on Magnolia. I absolutely adore Fort Worth South and I'm always a big supporter of cool new stuff for that area. Heck, these days I spend almost as much time in FWS as I do downtown.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE(FWillustrator @ Jan 17 2007, 02:01 PM) View Post

I also really liked that place, however it has been shut down for awhile now. The last 4-5 times I have driven by, it is empty. I am pretty sure they are closed down.

The place didn't advertise very much and the crazy hours didn't help. I didn't realize it had closed.

QUOTE(Atomic Glee @ Jan 17 2007, 04:27 PM) View Post

I think something like that would go over well on Magnolia. I absolutely adore Fort Worth South and I'm always a big supporter of cool new stuff for that area. Heck, these days I spend almost as much time in FWS as I do downtown.

FWS is till my favorite area of FW. I think a Wine Bar could make it there, but maybe not for another year or two, after more of the new residences are occupied.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:34 PM

Ever been to the wine bar in Fredericksburg? That is what Fort Worth needs

http://www.cuveewine.net/

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE(angie013 @ Jan 17 2007, 01:21 PM) View Post

QUOTE(FWillustrator @ Jan 17 2007, 02:01 PM) View Post

FYI: Coffee House Gallery & Cafe on Jennings (a few blocks from Magnolia) already does the art + coffee thing. Every time I've been there the coffee has been excellent - easily one of the best coffees in town (ask for a real mug), and the cakes and pastries they have brought in are great too.


I also really liked that place, however it has been shut down for awhile now. The last 4-5 times I have driven by, it is empty. I am pretty sure they are closed down.


Not to get off subject here, but I think someone just bought Coffee House Gallery, and will be reopening it under the same name/concept.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE(FWillustrator @ Jan 21 2007, 08:52 AM) View Post


Not to get off subject here, but I think someone just bought Coffee House Gallery, and will be reopening it under the same name/concept.

That's good to hear. I like the place... I think the low traffic has hurt them so far (they've been cut off from the rest of the southside but the Rosedale construction), but hopefully it will continue to improve.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:45 AM

cru should close down if they're smart  ... 

 

 

Why would Cru do that--they are always busy and better service than Will's place.

 

Will's place hype will die down soon--as do all hot and new places do in Fort Worth.

 

 

if they're busy that's awesome ...sat in that place and it was dead empty and every time i go by it's essentially that  way. 

 

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