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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
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.