Entertainment center in downtown Fort Worth to open in October

A restaurant and entertainment project under construction on 7th Street in downtown Fort Worth is expected to be a hot spot for students and the public, a representative of Cypress Equities said.

Kirk Williams, vice president of development of Cypress Equities, said the $200 million project will be completed in October.

Lucky Strike Lanes, a bowling alley from California, will open its first location in Texas on the 7th Street plaza, Williams said.

The list of future vendors for 7th Street include Mexican bar and grill Iron Cactus, a pizzeria called Fireside Pies, champagne and wine bar Brut, a new Movie Tavern and Delaney’s, an Irish pub.

“It’s an entertainment style acre with a combination of restaurants and entertainment venues,” Williams said. “We believe this is the nexus of Fort Worth.”

Announced retailers
Fireside Pies
Iron Cactus
Fort Worth City Market
LA Fitness
Paciugo Gelato
Tillman’s Roadhouse

Kerry Roebke, freshman Spanish major, said she looks forward to the Movie Tavern.

“I’ve been to the one in Hurst, but I think I’ll go to the new one more often,” Roebke said.

Traci Hoey, marketing director for Movie Tavern, said the newest establishment will be a premiere location. The theater will offer full services, including a call-button system for customers and in-theater servers, she said.

Williams said the buildings will feature 345 residency units
and 106,000 square feet of office spaces.

Cypress Equities wants to keep the heritage of Fort Worth intact, he said. The architecture of the surrounding museum district and the area’s industrial history influenced the center’s structure, Williams said.

“We had a strong desire to have the development to appear organic,” Williams said.

The first floor of the development will lease to vendors, while the floors above will become apartments for rent, he said.

Williams said he anticipates 40 to 50 businesses when the plaza reaches full capacity.