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#145008 Economic Development Plan

Posted by elpingüino on 14 March 2023 - 07:40 PM

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has created the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership, a new nonprofit to lead business recruitment and attraction for the city. The new entity will be funded by investors in the business community and be controlled by a separate board of directors of business and community leaders.

Fort Worth nabs statewide development leader to bring more businesses to town

#144986 Mansfield embracing downtown

Posted by elpingüino on 12 March 2023 - 06:16 PM

Hollywood, Texas? Mansfield is ready to make it happen with new studio

Mansfield's vision for the new 72-acre Super Studios is Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Paramount Plus and Peacock originals using the space.


#144974 Office conversion trends

Posted by elpingüino on 12 March 2023 - 01:08 PM

New York Times wrote an in-depth report about converting office buildings, with interactive graphics of floor plates before and after.
So You Want to Turn an Office Building Into a Home? Cities are eager to do this amid rising remote work. But its harder than you might think.

I didn't know this but it makes sense. Office buildings from the first half of the 20th century make for simpler conversions because the same factors that shaped how they were designed as offices a century ago also determine how apartments are planned today, particularly distance from windows.

#144917 Livano Victory Forest Multifamily (3320 Hemphill St)

Posted by elpingüino on 09 March 2023 - 05:41 AM

Star-Telegram today, This new $65 million project is planned for Hemphill amid concerns about development LIV wouldn't give the reporters the timeline or any other details.

#144771 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by elpingüino on 01 March 2023 - 05:51 PM

I've never tried the order ahead but I've seen people doing that, so maybe that's the right approach if you don't mind walking in.

It probably varies depending on the location, but often if you order ahead you go to a designated parking spot and they bring it out to you.


#144695 Open Space Conservation Program

Posted by elpingüino on 25 February 2023 - 07:27 AM

The city has been awarded a $150K grant to build a trail at Broadcast Hill and connect it to paths at Tandy Hills. Fort Worth Report, https://fortworthrep...broadcast-hill/

#144438 HEB Considering Site for New Store

Posted by elpingüino on 14 February 2023 - 05:02 PM

Dismuke - Many of my clients are Indian from around the metroplex and I have never heard of an issue finding decent grocery stores. I am not sure where you are but here is a varied list of places I have been told are pretty good. Some are pretty decent size but some are smaller but still decent size. I don't think any are small convenience store type. 
Hamro Market western center and 35
Bombay Bazaar Feilder and 30
Desi Grocery Store Cooper st in Arlington
IndoPak Grocery  - Off Green Oaks and 20        
Yousave Food Trail Lake Dr  (has a lot of varied food from many countries)

Euro-Indo Market at Granbury Road and Wedgmont Circle has a good selection too.

#144401 Hulen/Bryant Irvin Restaurant Changes

Posted by elpingüino on 13 February 2023 - 03:04 PM

Lola's Cuban Food, a food truck near downtown, is opening a brick and mortar location in Cityview Centre. Suite 440, which was previously Rufus Bar and Grill. https://www.facebook.../LolasCubanFood

#144164 Project Sundance

Posted by elpingüino on 31 January 2023 - 02:08 PM

Bud Kennedy reports on both Houston Street Wine and Cheese and Hopscotch,

Women winemakers star at a new Sundance Square shop in Fort Worth

#144144 Texas A&M to build urban satellite campus in Fort Worth

Posted by elpingüino on 28 January 2023 - 02:14 PM

More Star-Telegram coverage,
Texas A&M-Fort Worth could mean more jobs, a stronger workforce and lower taxes

Editorial Board, The more we learn about Texas A&M-Fort Worth project, the better it sounds for downtown

#143982 West 7th Development

Posted by elpingüino on 21 January 2023 - 06:19 PM

Bud Kennedy reports about a possible newcomer at the site of the old Wendy's on West Seventh.
Terry Black's Barbecue, an Austin legacy, buys restaurant in west Fort Worth

#143815 Frisco - Universal Park & Resort

Posted by elpingüino on 13 January 2023 - 12:35 PM

I agree with your overall points about accessibility of this location and its inconvenient distance for Tarrant residents. But this is no longer the fringes of the Metroplex. I've seen references to Frisco as an inner suburb, which made me spit out my coffee. Developers see Prosper as the next ring, then Celina (I believe the fastest growing city in the Metroplex) and Melissa a step farther, then Gunter and Van Alstyne as the outer ring. And the way Sherman is getting more manufacturing business, the growth will come southward too.

Once far-flung Dallas-Fort Worth communities are the region's next boomtowns

Edit: fixed typos

#143455 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by elpingüino on 27 December 2022 - 08:22 AM

Several Fort Worth restaurants in the Dallas Morning News' preview roundup. Dallas-Fort Worth's most exciting new restaurants and bars opening in 2023

F1 Smokehouse, which I thought we'd covered in the Forum but am not finding any references to. Felipe Armenta and Graham Elliott are moving F1 from Clearfork to the Cultural District near the Crescent hotel. Opening end of January.


Le Margot, also by Armenta and Elliott, which we have discussed here. French cuisine in the former Corner Bakery spot in Tanglewood, opening in April.


This one is new to us: Maiden, which the Morning News columnist calls the region's "most fascinating new restaurant coming in 2023 ... Theres nothing like it in Dallas-Fort Worth." Eight-course vegan fine dining from the owner of Spiral Diner. Opening late spring or early summer at 1216 Sixth Ave., near PS1200.

The article also mentions, "Armenta and Elliott also plan to open a steakhouse in Mule Alley named Cowboy Prime and an Italian restaurant in Benbrook."

#143264 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by elpingüino on 15 December 2022 - 01:45 PM

Bud Kennedy reports that the chain has been closing locations in the area. 'World's largest spur' coming to Fort Worth's Rodeo Plaza despite Lone Spur Cafe's troubles

#143159 State of Downtown FW

Posted by elpingüino on 11 December 2022 - 01:31 PM

Star-Telegram: Is Fort Worth on the verge of a high-rise building boom like Austin? What experts say

It acknowledges that comparisons between Fort Worth and Austin might sound extreme, but that those conversations are happening here. Apparently numerous developers are watching Deco 969 as a bellwether before following suit with similar projects.