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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is turning the big six-oh this year, and with pandemic precautions lifted and the world slowly opening up again, the Fort Worth institution is planning a birthday bash that promises to celebrate with a bang.

June 22, 2021

Carter Museum Announces Birthday Bash for 60th Anniversary

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Interested in learning more about Camp Bowie District and our ongoing efforts to advocate for and maintain our historic corridor? Skip to 4 minutes and 15 seconds for a glance at Camp Bowie's 4 pillars, and efforts to improve the area. 

May 24, 2021

Neighborhoods in Transition: Tools for Positive Change

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Acclaimed Mexican Restaurant Don Artemio Coming to Fort Worth's West Seventh District

Among the top — as in, elite, high-end, cream-of-the-crop — fine dining restaurants in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila in Northeastern Mexico, Don Artemio is one that often, if not always, makes the list. Its chef, Juan Ramón Cárdenas, is something of a celebrity, having racked up multiple accolades from Wine Spectator and TripAdvisor among other institutions, and last year, made an appearance on Netflix's "Taco Chronicles."

May 20, 2021

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The new era of Café Modern, now in the hands of Wolfgang Puck Catering, officially starts Tuesday. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's signature restaurant will reopen for lunch, brunch, and bar service after being closed since March 2020. General manager Roxanne McLarry will return, with Wolfgang Puck Catering veteran chef Jett Mora leading the kitchen. 

May 13, 2021

Café Modern, Now Led by Wolfgang Puck Catering, Announces Opening Date

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After an extended closure due to COVID-19 — coupled with extensive water damage caused by the February snowstorms — the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) is finally ready to welcome guests after being out of commission for more than a year.

May 12, 2021

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is Opening Again

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Opening day is near for the popular taco joint that got its start at a gas station, now moving into a home of its own in the Camp Bowie district. Mariachi's Dine-In has tentatively scheduled May 18 as the opening date of its West Side location at 5724 Locke Ave., according to owner Ashley Miller.

May 10, 2021

There's an Opening Date for Mariachi's Camp Bowie Location


Perrone Pharmacy to Take Over Former Wag Space on Camp Bowie

Perrone Pharmacy, along with its staple neon sign, has been around since 1952. Founder Paul Perrone opened the place up after serving in World War 2 and experiencing D-Day, promising that if he survived, he would help people for the rest of his life. He made well on his promise, according to daughter Paula Perrone, the pharmacy's current owner. Almost 70 years later, Perrone Pharmacy is expanding. The new location will be at 4737 Camp Bowie Blvd., the former Wag Canine Emporium Space, right in the heart of the Camp Bowie district.

April 23, 2021

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Roy Pope is Reopening in a Matter of Weeks

After months of renovations, the reopening of the storied Roy Pope Grocery is finally in sight. The nearly 80-year-old grocery store at 2300 Merrick St. on Fort Worth's West Side will reopen in May, according to a news release. Former owners Bob and Renee Larance sold the store last year to a new ownership group that includes longtime restaurateur Lou Lambert, Lambert's protégé Chris Reale, real estate broker Rodger Chieffalo, and developer Mark Harris- the same group revamping Paris Coffee Shop on Magnolia Avenue. 

April 22, 2021

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Federal Money is Pouring Into Dallas-Fort Worth For These Streets, Sidewalks, and Trails

Federal money for roads, sidewalks, trails, and other transportation projects is flowing into North Texas, and regional planners have decided where they will like to spend it. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is slated to receive $54 million from the federal stimulus plan approved by Congress in December for construction of streets, sidewalks, trails and other projects aimed at making multi-modal travel easier in a metro area that for decades evolved as car-dependent.

April 19, 2021

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More Nashville Hot Chicken is Coming to Fort Worth 

Nashville-based Helen’s Hot Chicken will open in a restaurant west Fort Worth, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Helen’s will replace a sandwich shop at 2812 Horne St., on the corner at Camp Bowie Boulevard and Locke Avenue. Helen’s is one of the definitive Nashville Hot chicken restaurants, with seven locations serving the chicken with extra-spicy seasoning introduced here by Memphis-based Gus’s and since popularized by the Cookshack and other restaurants.

April 14, 2021

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Craftwork Camp Bowie, Magnolia Locations to Relaunch Under New Names and Ownership

The Craftwork coffee shops along Camp Bowie Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue won't be called "Craftwork" for much longer.Craftwork Coffee Co. — the Fort Worth-born brand that launched in 2016 and has recently begun shifting its business focus toward the hospitality industry — announced Monday it will sell its Camp Bowie and Magnolia stores to longtime team members, Katherine Morris and Joshua Tyer.

March 15, 2021


Fort Worth’s Locke Avenue Adds Some Serious Vegan Restaurant Power — a New Destination Center?

Camp Bowie District is adding two new names to its Locke Avenue block. The strip center, which remains home to the decades old Szechuan Chinese restaurant, has seen some turnover in recent years. Now the development is bringing in new restaurants with vegan flair opening their first brick and mortars. Get ready for Mariachi Dine-In and Pizza Verde.

March 9, 2021


This Fort Worth Museum Will Unveil a

Long-Lost Painting Not Exhibited for

Over a Century

For the first time in over 100 years, a rare Thomas Moran watercolor will finally be available for public view. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will showcase Moran's "Mount Superior, as viewed from Alta, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah (ca. 1879)" from Aug. 28 through Dec. 12. The painting will accompany some of Moran’s other pieces, including oil paintings, prints, and watercolors.

March 3, 2021

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Former Camp Bowie Stein Mart Gets

Nerdy New Tenant

On March 15, Fanboys Marketplace — a collection pop culture vendors — will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at 6385 Camp Bowie Blvd. This 38,000-square-foot space was once occupied by a Stein Mart and is more than quadruple the size of Fanboys’s former venue. Fanboys will be able to accommodate almost 10 times their current number of sellers with the additional space.

March 3, 2021

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City Changer — Why Crescent’s New $250 Million Fort Worth Development is Such a Vital Cultural District Piece

One of the final pieces of Fort Worth’s museum land puzzle will soon fill in. It will be the first-ever Crescent development in the city. Fort Worth’s Van Cliburn Way runs in between two of America’s finest museums ― The Kimbell and its neighbor, the Modern Art Museum. As the street crosses Camp Bowie, there are some long cleared and vacant lots just begging to be filling in with development.

February 24, 2021


Goff, Crescent Plans Cultural District

Mixed-use, Hotel, Office Project

Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate LLC has announced plans for a major mixed-use development in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The project will include a premier boutique hotel with a chef-driven restaurant, luxury residential, and a Class A office building, which will be home to Crescent Real Estate, Goff Capital Inc., Contango Oil & Gas, and Canyon Ranch.

February 23, 2021


Notice New Plants in Fort Worth Area Neighborhoods? They aren't there by accident

Randall Archie’s neighbors assume he has something to do with the strip of shrubs and grass planted last month on Camp Bowie Boulevard in west Fort Worth. As the vice president of Archie’s Gardenland, which grows more than 700,000 plants per year, he is a likely suspect. 

February 5, 2021

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Camp Bowie District Launches New Economic Development Plan

The Camp Bowie District Board of Directors said Friday it launched an economic development initiative “to improve the scale of business along The Boulevard and provide resources for property and business owners.” The District said it has hired a consultant to run an economic analysis of The Boulevard’s “current, past, and future projections.”

January 29, 2021

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Camp Bowie District Announces Five New Board Members 

Camp Bowie District has appointed five new board members to the Camp Bowie District Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2021. Joining the board of directors are Chris Holbert, C.B. Team, Luke Syres, Kelly Smith and Bo Trainor.

December 22, 2020


Camp Bowie Begins Beautification Project to Improve District

It might look bare right now, but the medians along the 6700 – 7000 blocks of Camp Bowie Boulevard will soon be adorned with flowers, grasses, and other greenery, thanks to a grant from TxDOT. Camp Bowie District Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing the area, is working to improve medians by planting drought-tolerant shrubs, ornamental grasses, and groundcover; spreading mulch; and adding an underground irrigation system.

December 16, 2020


Rodger Chieffalo's Western Hat, Accessories Shop to Open Friday

Real estate developer Rodger Chieffalo's anticipated hat and accessories shop is finally opening in the Camp Bowie District. Chieffalo Americana soft-opens Friday at 4698 Camp Bowie Blvd., carrying an array of accessories like belt buckles and cuff links, along with refurbished hats from the 1950s and '60s. The shop will also regularly showcase local artists — currently on display are the sketches of Marshall K. Harris and photos by Steve Wrubel.

December 9, 2020

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Why Camp Bowie Needs Your Attention

Right Now

2020 has been both a curse and a blessing for the Camp Bowie district. The curse — COVID-19. The blessing — perhaps one of the biggest growth spurts the six-mile corridor has seen in recent years. At least 15 new businesses opened along or adjacent to Camp Bowie Boulevard this year, from Japanese restaurant Kintaro to Western accessories shop Chieffalo Americana.

December 1, 2020

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Olivella's Fort Worth Closes But Rolls Out Novel New Concept Down The Road

A pizzeria in Fort Worth is shutting down but will return with a new downsized approach. Olivella's, the Italian restaurant featuring Neapolitan pizza that opened in 2016 in the Village at Camp Bowie, is closing after four years.But Olivella's is not leaving Fort Worth. Instead, owner Charlie Green will re-open the restaurant as a delivery and take-out model at 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd., across from Kincaid's.

December 1, 2020


Bye Bye Airstream: Magnolia’s Grow Plant Shop Moving to Camp Bowie

The chrome Airstream trailer, which became a mainstay in the Near Southside after its arrival in July 2018, will no longer grace West Magnolia Avenue. The local occupant, Grow Plant Shop, has officially outgrown its humble digs and will be moving to Camp Bowie — taking over the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist at 4800 Camp Bowie Blvd. — sometime in early 2021.

November 5, 2020

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