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Find out the latest on what is happening in the District. From announcements on new openings to updates to current businesses, we have got The Boulevard’s coverage for you.

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 

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.

March 15, 2021

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Vegan Pizza Shop Looks to Expand Menu at Soon-to-Open Camp Bowie Location

The space that once was home to Rocco's Wood Fired Pizza will soon be serving up pies again — this time, all vegan. Pizza Verde, the pop-up that got its start inside Black Cat Pizza in the South Main district, will take over the former Rocco's storefront at 5716 Locke Ave. Naturally, Pizza Verde will utilize the 1,150-square-foot space's already existing wood-fired oven, and also serve additional fare like vegan pastas, appetizers, and salads. The menu will have gluten-free options as well, along with beer and wine.

March 12, 2021

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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

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From Gas Station to Camp Bowie, Popular Taco Shop Finds a Home of Its Own

The Camp Bowie district has been attracting a slew of new neighbors, from the trendy Grow Plant Shop that opened in February to the upcoming Market at Ridglea, expected to open in May. Now adding to the list is a popular taco joint that got its start in a gas station just east of downtown.

March 5, 2021

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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

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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

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Fort Worth Museum to Host Virtual Mars Landing Watch Party

On Feb. 18, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) will have a virtual watch party, hosted by astronomers Dr. Doug Roberts and Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, as NASA’s Perseverance rover makes the perilous and dramatic seven-minute descent to the surface of Mars after spending almost eight months in space.

February 11, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Coronavirus Ruined Their Fort Worth Grand Openings. 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

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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

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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

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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.

March 24, 2020

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