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
Fort Worth Museum Nabs New High-tech Exhibit With Help From Facebook
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will open a new high-tech exhibit in spring 2021, linking science with current events like the upcoming Mars rover landing, tracking hurricanes, or marking COVID-19 cases worldwide.The Current Science Studio will include an array of low-touch interactive activities and cutting-edge media, including a dozen holograms and a giant orb floating from the ceiling that can display content from NASA and NOAA. Facebook sponsored the new 2,500-square-foot studio with a $255,000 grant.
December 10, 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
Powerful Egyptian Queen Gets a Kimbell Museum Moment — A Fresh Look at Royal Life in Fort Worth
Have you heard of the new exhibit at the Kimbell? Queen Nefertari’s Egypt adds an exciting new show to the Kimbell Art Museum's special exhibition repertoire and casts light on royal life in the palace, the roles of women in ancient Egypt, the everyday life of artisans, and the powerful belief system and ritual practices around death and the afterlife. Admission to Queen Nefertari’s Egypt is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, $14 for kids age 6 to 11, and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5 pm on Fridays.
December 7, 2020
Iconic Fort Worth Retail/Office Center to Be Represented by Vision
Vision Commercial Real Estate will now be representing one of Fort Worth’s iconic and historic retail/office locations, the Ridglea Village retail center at 6100 & 6040 Camp Bowie Blvd. Vision Commercial Vice President/Market Leader, Tracy Gray, will be leading the representation of the 2-story complex that currently houses a variety of retail and office spaces as well as 2nd-floor executive office suite.
December 4, 2020
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
Camp Bowie District Completes Redesign, Rebrand with Launch of New Website
Camp Bowie District Inc. launched its new website Nov. 16, providing a directory of area merchants who are categorically listed with business information, while providing customers with a one-stop-shop for information related to Camp Bowie Boulevard. New features to the website include a robust design update, and better functionality and resources for businesses in the district, the organization said in a news release.
November 16, 2020
Fort Worth’s Boutique Row — Your Guide to Camp Bowie Boulevard’s Unique Shopping Scene
With the weather getting crisper and the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be in the mood for some much-needed retail therapy soon. One stretch of Camp Bowie Boulevard is worth the drive or stroll. We’ll call it Boutique Row because few other areas of Fort Worth are home to so many intriguing, locally owned and operated stores.
November 16, 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
The Kimbell Announces 2020 Gift Guide, Holiday Sale And Afternoon Tea At The Kimbell Café
The Kimbell Art Museum calls all shoppers in search of unique gifts, warm winter beverages and seasonal savings and offers its 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. The Kimbell’s 2020 Gift Guide presents holiday favorites and inspiring bestsellers from the Museum Shop, including stylish accessories, handmade homewares, imaginative trinkets and more.
October 22, 2020
The Culinary School of Fort Worth Starts Culinary Apprenticeship Program
The Culinary School of Fort Worth has been approved by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation to operate an apprenticeship program designed to provide working culinarians an opportunity to achieve nationally recognized certifications by combining paid on-the-job learning with theory-based classroom instruction.
October 22, 2020
Real Estate Developer Turns Side Hustle into Camp Bowie's Newest Boutique
Most folks know Rodger Chieffalo for his work in real estate, one of his most recent projects being the revamp of the old Roy Pope grocery store on the West Side. But the owner of Chieffalo Realty has also maintained a consistent side hustle refurbishing old hats, belt buckles, and cuff links — a project he calls Chieffalo Americana.
October 22, 2020
Longtime Fort Worth Jewelry Store Makes a Big Move Into the City’s Transforming Camp Bowie Scene
Reads Jewelers is a family affair. Owners Delisa and Jackie Read began in 1986, making a name for themselves with some truly exquisite custom jewelry designs. As the popularity of their designs grew, they opened their first brick and mortar store in what is now known as Crockett Row back in 2010. Now after a decade there, Reads Jewelers is moving to a new location.
October 15, 2020
Fort Worth Real Estate Force to Open a Fashionable New Western Store — Rodger Chieffalo’s Big Plans Go Beyond the Roy Pope Grocery Reboot
Board Member of Camp Bowie District, Rodger Chieffalo, wears a lot of hats. Literally. And, now you can buy one.
October 6, 2020
Fort Worth Chef Keeps Free 'Family Meal’ Project Going to Restaurant Workers and Others In Need
One group of Fort Worth restaurant friends turned their mourning for this tradition into a group project that’s taken on a life of its own — and for a greater good. With no formal organization or official fundraising, a weekly grassroots effort referred to as “family care packs” has handed out 28,000 free meals in six months.
October 1, 2020
UNT Health Science Center to Lead State Effort To Raise Awareness About COVID-19 In Underserved Communities
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth will administer the Texas portion of a $12 million National Institutes of Health award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
September 22, 2020
Plans Move Forward for Boutique Hotel on Camp Bowie
Plans are moving forward for a boutique hotel being developed on the former site of The Ginger Man bar on Camp Bowie Boulevard.
September 16, 2020
Latest Hotel Proposal Near Fort Worth’s Museums Would Reshape Part of Camp Bowie
A high-end hotel promises to remake a vacant stretch of Camp Bowie on the edge of Fort Worth’s Cultural District if the city council moves forward with the plan.
September 14, 2020
Puffy Tacos Are Back! A Fort Worth Restaurant Revives An Old Tex-Mex favorite
Gone nearly 10 years, the South Texas-style puffy taco has returned as a new menu item at The Original Mexican Eats Cafe. The Original’s version is named “Berta’s” puffy tacos, for 21-year kitchen manager Berta Miranda., who made them growing up in Villahermosa.
August 16, 2020
Fort Worth Restaurant Seduces With Comforts of Breakfast and Brunch
There's a new breakfast and brunch restaurant in West Fort Worth that aspires to do a modern version of a good old-fashioned diner. Called FiVi's Kitchen, it's located at 5724 Locke Ave., in the old Mariposa's Latin Kitchen space, where it has all the pancakes, omelets, and burgers you'd ever want.
July 28, 2020
Renovations Begin Thursday for Revamped Roy Pope
The sale's complete, the new owners are in place, and James Beard Award semifinalist Bria Downey is officially heading the kitchen. Next up on the revamp of iconic West Side grocery store Roy Pope — the renovation, set to begin Thursday.
July 1, 2020
Boutiques Adjust to New Normal During Pandemic
Since reopening in May, shortly after Governor Greg Abbott announced retailers may resume in-person shopping at limited capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Beehive has upped its sanitation practices — like using electrolyzed water to disinfect clothing.
June 24, 2020
Chef Louis Lambert Buying, Reopening Roy Pope Grocery in Fort Worth
Roy Pope Grocery, an old-time neighborhood supermarket, meat market, and burger grill serving west Fort Worth since World War II, will reopen under a partnership led by chef Louis Lambert, he said Thursday.
May 28, 2020
Righteous Foods Founder Launches Fajita Delivery Service
A new Ghost Kitchen concept featuring Fajita’s only delivery is being launched. EAT FAJITAS is the brainchild of chef and entrepreneur Lanny P. Lancarte II; founder and owner of Righteous Foods.
May 28, 2020
Famed Fort Worth Chef Jesus Garcia Opens Innovative 'Ghost' Restaurant
Jesus Garcia, the original owner of the Oni Ramen restaurants in Fort Worth and Dallas, on May 25 returned to the Camp Bowie area with Kintaro, a delivery and take-out spot specializing in Japanese cuisine.
June 24, 2020
Art World Comes home With New Documentary Featuring Carter Museum Exhibition
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the temporary closure of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, but art aficionados will get a taste of one of the exhibitions that was on view at the museum when local PBS station KERA (Channel 13) airs Erik Clapp’s documentary, The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion.
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus Ruined Their Fort Worth Grand Ppenings. But They ‘Charged Ahead’ And Saved Jobs
Owner John Pritchett won’t dwell on what the grand opening for the satellite location of one of Fort Worth’s largest craft breweries might have looked like had coronavirus not slammed the door shut on many small businesses.
April 15, 2020
5 Must-Eat Menu Items at Little Germany
After nearly a decade of serving schnitzel, spaetzle, and strudel out of a charmingly tiny spot on Henderson Avenue, Little Germany Restaurant closed in March. But the Gonzalez family’s restaurant has found new digs at 6737 Camp Bowie Blvd.
March 27, 2020
Missing Museums? Here are a Few Ways to Stay Cultured While Staying Home
Social distancing’s got us missing a lot of things. Eating out. Hanging with friends. Exploring the city. And especially exploring museums.
March 27, 2020
New Fort Worth Brewery Opens as Planned, Bringing To-Go Beers and Fancy Curbside Sandwiches to Ridglea Hills
This is not quite the way John Pritchett, founder of Wild Acre Brewing Company, envisioned opening his long-awaited second location in Fort Worth’s Ridglea Hills neighborhood.