Fort Worth

Entertainment Coming to The Shops at Clearfork

While development and construction is moving along at a feverish pace north of Fort Worth, it is very exciting to see southwest Fort Worth grabbing its fair share of headlines.

Clearfork is a 270-acre mixed-use development located on the Trinity River with direct access to the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Plans include 1.2 million square feet of retail space, 2 million square feet dedicated to office space, 2,500 multi-family residences, and entertainment. The Shops at Clearfork will offer an open-air experience with high-end retailers and restaurants – anchored by a two-story Neiman Marcus.

Additionally, there will be two entertainment options for The Shops. These include AMC Theatres and Pinstripes.

AMC Theatres announced plans to open a 36,000 SF movie complex located just west of Neiman Marcus. The largest movie company in the world is building a complex that will include eight screens, 800 luxury recliners, an outdoor patio, and bar & lounge.

Pinstripes, known for its upscale bowling and bocce games, will open its first Texas location at Clearfork. The 30,000 SF center will include 12 bowling lanes, six indoor and outdoor bocce courts as well as a bistro. It will also include patios with fire pits. There will also be an event space that can host 20 to 600 guests.

Lastly, there are no specific opening dates announced. However, both should be ready to go later this year.

Update on Dunbar High School

Reeder General has begun building a 1000 SF Media Room and Weight Room for Dunbar High School in Fort Worth.

We poured the slab last Friday, and we are now beginning existing building demolition and standing structural steel this week. Concrete masonry unit (CMU) and brick veneer will follow over the next month. We will reroof the building and we’ll add new rubber flooring throughout.

This is a four-month project and we have three months to go, so our completion date is May of 2017.

Welcome to Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau announced some impressive numbers last week.

In 2016, approximately 8.8 million people visited Fort Worth – up 35 percent from 2014.  All told, tourism industries contributed $116 million in sales tax to the City of Fort Worth.

What kind of economic impact did that create?  According to Bob Jameson, President and Chief Executive of the CVB, the industry had a $2.3 billion economic impact.  And it looks like there’s more to come.

The CVB also announced they’ve booked the largest convention in their 51-year history. Starting in 2020, the National Beta Club will meet in Fort Worth. Additionally, we should see 15,000 attendees over a five-day period.

This year, Fort Worth will host 11 major conventions, in addition to numerous conferences and meetings.

We’d like to congratulate the Fort Worth CVB on all their hard work and their dedication to bringing visitors to our wonderful city.