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#1 hannerhan

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:02 AM

Since there is no dedicated thread on this area of development I figured we could put general news here.  This would include anything going on in the White Settlement area between Burton Hill and Crestwood.

 

Fort Capital's new building:

http://www.bizjourna...r-district.html

 

Some of the River District's recent developments:

1. Fort Capital's building linked above

2.  the new Greystar apartment development just to the West

3. Rivercrest Bluffs just to the East

4. River Heights to the Southwest

5. HGC's new headquarters is progressing as well (on the north side of White Settlement)

6. Salsa Limon will soon relocate (also on North side of WS)

7. Crystal Springs development is expected to break ground any time. 

8. Abundio's Studio also just announced that they will soon be relocating to a spot adjacent to Flowers on the Square, for an outdoor riverfront workout/training facility (timing said "Winter 2016"). 

 

Some of those have their own threads but it all seems to go together at this point.

 

 

 

 

 



#2 renamerusk

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:56 AM

Where are the boundaries of the River District? :)



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

The map at the bottom of the website outlines it pretty well:

http://www.riverdistrictfw.com/



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:03 AM

The map at the bottom of the website outlines it pretty well:

http://www.riverdistrictfw.com/

 

Thanks; that clarifies it.  The Dallas Business Journal reports that the River District lies within Downtown. :huh:



#5 Thurman52

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:59 PM

Yea I chuckled when I saw that too

#6 hannerhan

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 10:30 AM

Pretty comprehensive article on the guy spearheading the River District:

http://www.fwtx.com/.../powers’-trip

 

No significant new news but does give some numbers on the type of development dollars they expect to put to work over the next few years.



#7 Austin55

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:54 PM

Well I feel super lazy now.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:21 PM

I knew Chris at TCU, where I was a few years ahead of him.  Good guy, and definitely a go-getter.



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 06:09 AM

I knew Chris at TCU, where I was a few years ahead of him.  Good guy, and definitely a go-getter.

 

 Seems like a true visionary.  Great for our community.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:19 PM

Lots of construction going on in the area. I also noticed the lots that Salsa Limon will be on and there have been a few buildings knocked down and the lots have been cleared and prepped. Also of note: a couple of buildings look like they have been remodeled and a new restaurant called Lettuce Cook is open and I thought it was pretty good. I think it will be even better with time.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

Channel 8 reports that Salsa Limon will be on the move Wednesday of this week.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

I dove by the area yesterday and the Elan is moving along and I believe the tallest structure has topped out. It does seem out of place with so many empty lots across the street so hopefully it won't be a deterrent to potential new residents.

What is perplexing is that Salsa Limon looks like it has come to a stand still. There seems to have been a lack of progress on the site for a few months now. I've been wondering what has caused this. Financing? Utilities? Lack of Urgency from the Owners?... it's just strange.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

It's supposed to open late April.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

I dove by the area yesterday and the Elan is moving along and I believe the tallest structure has topped out. It does seem out of place with so many empty lots across the street so hopefully it won't be a deterrent to potential new residents.

What is perplexing is that Salsa Limon looks like it has come to a stand still. There seems to have been a lack of progress on the site for a few months now. I've been wondering what has caused this. Financing? Utilities? Lack of Urgency from the Owners?... it's just strange.

 

Stuff just takes time.  My friends that just opened HopFusion Brewery took about a year longer than their original plan to get their place opened up.  As much as you plan, there are often unforeseen circumstances, especially when you're working with old buildings.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:06 PM

I love HopFusion!!!!

 

Tell your friends they did awesome



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

Oh, I think they know  ;)


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

Heim is looking at the VFW building. 



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 02:38 PM

Heim is looking at the VFW building. 

 

I thought they were going into the old Thurber Mingus?



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:06 PM

They maybe looked at both, but seem to have settled at VFW.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:54 PM

That's interesting.  I thought Thurber Mingus was an awesome space, just waiting for the right concept (and Heim would be perfect).


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

Austin, where are you hearing this? Just curious, because Heim was pretty definitive on the location when they went public with it (link to Facebook announcement), in contrast with intentionally not being definitive about the opening date.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:15 PM

Is Crystal Springs across the street (White Settlement) from VFW ?

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:14 PM

I'm thinking that this new decision is based on Heim wanting to be closer to the actual River District area and within walking distance to Crystal Spring's site and also to the new and future apartments that are being built. I like the space Thurber Mingus was in and I think it would be a great place for Heim's second location, but that spot is definitely a major quandary.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

This was brought up in the zoning meeting.

http://fortworthtexas.gov/fwtv/

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:57 PM

This was brought up in the zoning meeting.

http://fortworthtexas.gov/fwtv/

 

The Heim to VFW thing? Which meeting date?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:30 AM

Austin is correct. Fort Worth Magazine expands on the Heims' reasoning: Heim No Longer Opening at Former Thurber Mingus Spot



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

I would like to hear more about why the city wouldn't allow them to build a smokehouse at the old Thurber Mingus location but will allow one at the VFW.  Gives some credence to the take that you often hear from developers and business about the city being a pain in the...neck to work with.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

Crestwood neighborhood probably didn't want it and organized against it.  River Oaks don't care.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Crestwood neighborhood probably didn't want it and organized against it.  River Oaks don't care.

 

100% false.  I happen to live very close and know that neighbors on the East side of the river were all very excited about the prospect of Heim moving in.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

More Heim news

 

http://www.fortworth...59ea57c2ef.html



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:53 AM

3 story, 24k sqft office over retail building at White Settlement and Nursery.

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

 

I was near there on my bike today.  I thought about stopping by but I figured if anyone was there, they'd be busy working on the conversion.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:40 PM

 

 

I was near there on my bike today.  I thought about stopping by but I figured if anyone was there, they'd be busy working on the conversion.

 

 

I think they just got started this week. 



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:01 PM

Salsa Limon is open.
They did a nice job.




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