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#1 Jimmy

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:53 AM

Driving west on Camp Bowie this morning, I noticed two things I hadn't seen before:

 

1) The Cheers Liquor Store on the northeast corner of Camp Bowie and Hulen appears to be out of business.  Front door was shuttered (could be wrong, here, and maybe that's just the way it looks at 8:30am), and there was a big "available" sign out front with some real estate dude's contact info.  I've always thought this was one of the ugliest buildings in Fort Worth, so I'd love to see someone tear it down and build something in its place.

 

2) There is a two-story building, directly across the street from Kincaid's/Showdown, that has been completely gutted and has one of those construction fences all around it.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:16 AM

4916 Camp Bowie? Interesting looking building. Hope it sticks around.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:08 AM

That's the one.  



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

The cheers never really started.  When it was open, it was half empty.  I've seen another one the same way.  I don't understand why the owner didn't even really seem to try...

 

The two story building used to house a video rental plane when it was built or remodeled in the 80's.  It never really took off with many tenants.  It had a large second story balcony.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:21 PM

The cheers never really started.  When it was open, it was half empty.  I've seen another one the same way.  I don't understand why the owner didn't even really seem to try...

 

 

I noticed the same thing when I stopped in to their store on Alta Mere.  A lot of empty shelf space, and less than a dozen beers from which to choose.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

That Cheers location used to be a strip joint in the 70s. Its hard to believe but true.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

I remember when it was a strip joint.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:42 PM

I remember when it was a strip joint.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:28 AM

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I think this may be the design for 3800 Camp Bowie.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

Hmmm, looks very "prefab" to me.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

EFIS kind of looks like that too.

 

OR precast element panels.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:01 PM

two-story building, directly across the street from Kincaid's/Showdown, that has been completely gutted and has one of those construction fences all around it.

 

 

 

 

 

Was by the area recently.  New office for Kelly Capital Partners.  Here's a link to a photo of the finished project from their Facebook page.  



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:28 PM

That's an interesting improvement over what it used to look like. Not as busy looking. Cleaner and more modern.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:49 PM

:blush: In response to Austin55's picture, that's hard to picture at that location.  It looks like a barn...

 

(for some reason my "quote" did not quote the post)



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:11 PM

 

1) The Cheers Liquor Store on the northeast corner of Camp Bowie and Hulen appears to be out of business.  Front door was shuttered (could be wrong, here, and maybe that's just the way it looks at 8:30am), and there was a big "available" sign out front with some real estate dude's contact info.  I've always thought this was one of the ugliest buildings in Fort Worth, so I'd love to see someone tear it down and build something in its place.

 

 

 

I drove past this location earlier this afternoon.  There was a door open with workers inside.  Looked like the place was being gutted.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:36 PM

Mini "ER" us taking that spot

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:35 PM

At 5001 Camp Bowie there is a sign up for a 2 story building on a V shaped lot, which says retail/office. I believe the sign has been there a while (Admittedly I don't go around that area much) but they have applied to build the building without providing any off street parking. We'll have to see if those plans get approved. It's a small lot, wouldnt be much room for parking anyway. 



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 11:35 AM

Yeah, that sign has been there a while.  I've always wondered what they'd do about parking, because that lot is very small.  



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:15 PM

At 4731 Camp Bowie (a bit west of Hulen), Craftwork Coffee Shop opened.  They have a smallish shop, plus several meeting rooms were business people can privately meet with clients.  Neat concept.  They serve Stir Crazy baked goods.

 

Sorry..... I forgot to take a picture before we started eating/drinking

 

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:21 PM

At 4731 Camp Bowie (a bit west of Hulen), Craftwork Coffee Shop opened.  They have a smallish shop, plus several meeting rooms were business people can privately meet with clients.  Neat concept.  They serve Stir Crazy baked goods.
 
Sorry..... I forgot to take a picture before we started eating/drinking
 
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Yeah I went there about a month back and I really liked the place and the coffee. I wish Camp Bowie along this section was re-imagined and made in to a truly urban village with more coffee shops and places to eat, drink & shop. IMO there are a lot of buildings that could be re-developed or reimagined, but currently it feels like the area is completely underutilized.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:03 PM

Yeah I went there about a month back and I really liked the place and the coffee. I wish Camp Bowie along this section was re-imagined and made in to a truly urban village with more coffee shops and places to eat, drink & shop. IMO there are a lot of buildings that could be re-developed or reimagined, but currently it feels like the area is completely underutilized.


It's got to start somewhere.  If Craftwork succeeds, others will follow.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:16 PM

You ought to share your views with Camp Bowie District Inc.  I recall that several years back when the Walgreens was built, it was a designated Urban Village.

Therefore, the Wallgreens was supposed to be built right up to the intersection, with a pedestrian-friendly design, and parking placed behind it to the south, off Camp Bowie. 

 

I believe Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association viewed the Urban Village designs with great skepticism and got it unwound, returned to suburban-style parking-in-front development style.  I still have no idea why anyone thought that was a better idea, however we now have a suburban style Wallgreens at Hulen and Camp Bowie.  Not too many other opportunities to build new along there.  Hopefully by today the philosophies have evolved to promote more pedestrian friendly design along that corridor and in that zone, should a new proposal come along.  



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:15 PM

Driving west on Camp Bowie this morning, I noticed two things I hadn't seen before:

 

1) The Cheers Liquor Store on the northeast corner of Camp Bowie and Hulen appears to be out of business.  Front door was shuttered (could be wrong, here, and maybe that's just the way it looks at 8:30am), and there was a big "available" sign out front with some real estate dude's contact info.  I've always thought this was one of the ugliest buildings in Fort Worth, so I'd love to see someone tear it down and build something in its place.

 

 

 

Mini "ER" us taking that spot

 

The "ER" that opened there was a Lumin ER, but their signage has now been covered and the company's website no longer lists a location at that site (or anywhere in FW).



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

At 5001 Camp Bowie there is a sign up for a 2 story building on a V shaped lot, which says retail/office. I believe the sign has been there a while (Admittedly I don't go around that area much) but they have applied to build the building without providing any off street parking. We'll have to see if those plans get approved. It's a small lot, wouldnt be much room for parking anyway. 


This is still an ongoing debate.

http://www.fortworth...d718676892.html

Arlington Heights NIMBYs are after it pretty hard it sounds like.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:56 AM

Is that Jackalope still around?



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

I don't drive out there often, but as far as I know, it's still on the roof of an auto leasing office just west of Bryant Irvin.  My late uncle worked at the Jackalope Shop for several years before it closed.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

...connections to the Jackalope, I went to college with the daughter of (one of?) the owner!



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:48 PM

 

At 5001 Camp Bowie there is a sign up for a 2 story building on a V shaped lot, which says retail/office. I believe the sign has been there a while (Admittedly I don't go around that area much) but they have applied to build the building without providing any off street parking. We'll have to see if those plans get approved. It's a small lot, wouldnt be much room for parking anyway. 


This is still an ongoing debate.

http://www.fortworth...d718676892.html

Arlington Heights NIMBYs are after it pretty hard it sounds like.

 

 

After a long battle this was denied due to parking concerns.

 

http://www.fortworth...6c846d45f3.html

 

Sal Espino qoute,

 

 

 

"Overall, I'm troubled by the aversion in our city by some folks to mixed use zoning,"


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

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Well, at least he's off the council now.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

At 4731 Camp Bowie (a bit west of Hulen), Craftwork Coffee Shop opened.  They have a smallish shop, plus several meeting rooms were business people can privately meet with clients.  Neat concept.  They serve Stir Crazy baked goods.

 

I went to Craftwork on Camp Bowie recently and was disappointed by all the people doing business there.  I realize that's part of their model, but the disappointment stemmed from the fact that most of the people doing business were in the front part of the store and apparently weren't shelling out the bucks to using the rooms in the back devoted to business.  Those rooms were empty while the front of the store was very crowded; I ended up having to eat outside (and listen to one woman talk to another about her failing marriage.... awkward). 

 

I don't see going back again if it's crowded like that.   It's just weird having that many people conducting business meetings all crowded together but not willing to pay the fee to spread out in the actual business facilities.

 

On a related note, I noticed another Craftwork location opened on Magnolia and Henderson across from Cartan's Shoes and in the same building with Heim BBQ.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

Craftwork has single handling tried to run all the other business at the Camp Bowie location with their parking issues.  They seem to think all the parking is for them and none for the other business before them.  They went around putting threatening notes on people cars, even those parked in front of The Original.  All the other tenants had to have a come to Jesus meeting with them and set them straight.  They are still occasionally doing this behavior and still get called on it. 

 

At least Corrie, who owns the building on Magnolia and will not tolerate such foolishness.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:21 AM

Yeah, I like the concept, but something in their execution turns me off.


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