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#1 kaveman

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:06 PM

The building that's home to Billy Bob's..........
What did it used to be?

First correct answer gets a Kincaid burger! ;)

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#2 Buck

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:47 PM

From the Web site:

The History Of Billy Bob's Texas

The Building now known as Billy Bob's Texas was built in 1910 and was once a large open-air barn for housing prize cattle during the Fort Worth Stock Show.

In 1936, as a Texas Centennial Project, the building was enclosed by the City of Fort Worth at a cost of $183,500 and the tower added. The "new" structure contained 1257 animal stalls, and a 1200 seat auction ring that is now Billy Bob's Bull Riding arena.

The floor of Billy Bob's slopes from the entry toward the showroom stage, making an ideal elevation for concert seating.

This slope was originally constructed to allow easy cleaning and runoff from the cattle pens.

#3 tarzan1946

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 11:47 PM

In about 1970 it was a Cook's department store, kind of a big discount house like Walmart or Kmart.

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 09:02 AM

Yay!!!!
We have a winner!

Yes, Cooks department store!
Tarzan, I owe ya a burger!

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 06:44 PM

Am thinking that it was Clark's Discount Dept Store.

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 11:38 PM

Yay!!!!
We have a winner!

Yes, Cooks department store!
Tarzan, I owe ya a burger!

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 11:42 PM

Clarks became Cooks, I don't know if they were bought out or it was just a name change. How do I collect my burger?
Thanks

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 08:28 AM

Would that be the same Clark's that was on Camp Bowie, later became Crystal's Pizza and is now Steinmart? I remember when we first moved up here in '67 that it was (or seemed like) a huge place. I guess I never knew there was more than one. Crystal's was way cool, too; ah the memories.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 09:15 AM

I think that was the same chain that was over on Camp Bowie.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 12:58 PM

Anyone remember the old, same era as Clark's, Atlantic Mills Discount DS. The one I recall was at intersection wwhere Beach runs into Mitchell, just below Holy Name Church. Now a Tandy repair facility or the likes.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:37 AM

Does any one have pics? My father brought this up to me last night. he remembers going there when he was a kid
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

I'm surprised there hasn't been much talk of the drama going on at BB's currently.

 

http://www.fortworth...27d1cb481b.html



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:05 AM

"Keeping away from this one - "He knew that this would be so complicated? :blink:



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

"Keeping away from this one - "He knew that this would be so complicated? :blink:

Evidently a shareholder's suit against the CEO of the corporation.  Yes, it can get complicated...and messy!



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:08 PM

It was discussed briefly in the Stockyards thread several weeks ago:

http://www.fortworth...c=5614&p=103270

I still say this is one of those issues where millions of dollars are at stake and cooler heads should prevail, but most involved seem prepared to throw away (far from perfect, but the results of a lot of hard work by a lot of people) development plans and their ownership in Billy Bob's over hurt feelings.




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