August 2021
news and updates


60 new trash receptacles are coming soon to Magnolia Avenue! These will replace the existing trashcans, which are showing wear and some damage from over a decade of use. Funding from the Southside Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District was approved for the replacements, and the Near Southside, Inc. team has led the selection of an attractive, cost-effective model, built to handle busy urban streets and durable enough to last many years. These receptacles are a full steel structure, powder-coated black for all-weather outdoor protection, and also include a commercial grade hinged top that deters theft and ensures a perfect fit. The order has been finalized, and we are anticipating delivery by late September. Our friends at SPSD will assist with the installation shortly thereafter. We are also working with our friends at The Welman Project to repurpose the old receptacles and find them a new happy home! 
Current Magnolia trash receptacles.
New trash receptacles coming soon!

Successful urban neighborhoods adapt to changing conditions and challenges, and in South Main Village, a top challenge we’re working to address is parking management.

Now that the Near Southside street repair program has fully reconstructed all of the area’s roadways, on-street parking spaces that those roads provide are essential to the success of SMV businesses. Managing the location and use of those spaces is also critically important. For example, certain narrower street segments only allow space for on-street parking on one side. In addition, certain parking locations are better suited for time-restricted parking, targeting business customers, instead of all-day parking occupied by business workers.

The Near Southside team has been collaborating closely with the City’s Transportation & Public Works staff to carefully outline location-specific curb management strategies that should allow for safer circulation for vehicles and pedestrians, while maximizing the utility of on-street parking. Bryan Ave., one of the narrowest rights-of-way in the district, has already seen some of these strategies put in place, with additional changes to come. Over the next month, you will see the next phase of management strategies installed on multiple SMV streets, including signage clearly delineating parking and no-parking areas, plus curb painting identifying several time-restricted parking zones. These targeted restrictions should increase turnover and availability of spaces for local businesses and restaurants throughout the day.  The plans also identify locations for open on-street parking, allowing safe places for employees to park nearby. All of these steps will help, and we should always remember that the best solution to parking challenges is for all of us to leave the cars at home and enjoy the journey on foot, bike, transit, or ride share including the new Trinity Metro ZIPZONE offering free rides through September 6.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Friday on the Green has been canceled due to public health concerns. We look forward to the return of Friday on the Green in 2022 and will be sharing details about those event dates as soon as possible. 

For the safety of our Near Southside, Inc. Members we have also decided to forego gathering for the September Near Southside, Inc. Member Breakfast scheduled for September 8. We are hopeful that conditions will improve in time to meet again for the October Member Breakfast. Please watch your email for an invitation in early October if the event is possible.

As you know, it's an unusual year and we are carefully navigating public safety needs to ensure a thoughtful, successful, and safe ArtsGoggle for all. We are closely monitoring COVID conditions as we continue planning for ArtsGoggle. We will continue consulting with our Medical District’s public health experts in assessing conditions and trends over the next couple of weeks before announcing a decision to either keep the event as scheduled or to postpone. We appreciate your patience and partnership as we all navigate these COVID-related challenges.

We encourage all to keep yourselves and each other safe by following guidance from your doctors and trusted public health professionals.
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Site activity should begin within the next few weeks for the long-awaited redevelopment of the Magnolia block between Adams and Washington. Urban Genesis is the development team behind the Magnolia Highline project. The development of the former FWISD site will incorporate a full block of ground floor storefronts along Magnolia — spaces ideally suited for the next generation of local businesses — and three floors of residential units above. Parking is located at ground level, tucked behind the retail spaces, under the upper floor units, and also shielded from view along Adams and Washington. NSI thanks FWISD for delivering decades of civic milestones on this block, including the recent launches of both the World Languages Institute and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. We’re fortunate to see an exciting new future, shown in the rendering below, taking shape for this important Magnolia block.
This may be the most exciting announcement yet!

For anyone following the decades of discussions about Evans & Rosedale Village, this is a don’t miss event, scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 6-8 pm at the Ella Mae Shamblee Library, and also live-streamed at

We are finally approaching launch time for a major mixed-use development on the City-owned parcels along Evans Avenue located north, west, and east of Evans Plaza. Hear about and see plans for Hogue Global’s proposed development, incorporating a wide range of living and working spaces as well as a major expansion of public park space, all within a walkable urban village environment.

This month we take pause to honor the life and work of Mark 'Otis' Thornton, a former Fort Worth resident who dedicated much of his life to helping people experiencing homelessness. Thornton became the executive director of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition in 2015 and was the first director of Directions Home, Fort Worth’s first 10-year plan to make homelessness rare, short-term and nonrecurring by 2018. After his tenure at Directions Home, Otis moved to Kingsport, TN where he married Amylyn Crawford and served as the executive director of the Sullivan County Family Justice Center.

Last month, Otis passed away after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. Thornton was dedicated to helping those less fortunate than him and he inspired countless others to spread that same compassion. In the final days of his life, messages, memories and tributes to Otis were shared across social media and featured in local news outlets from Fort Worth community members across all walks of life. The words offered by longtime friend J.R. Labbe in the Fort Worth Business Press captured the sweet and spirited Otis best, so we share them with you here today.

“He was a fierce advocate for ‘housing first’ long before it became best practice. A preacher’s heart and a sailor’s vocabulary. I will miss him so,” Labbe said.


This month we are happy to shine a spotlight on dear friend and Near Southside leader BOBBY GRIGSBY, who continues to play a key role in shaping our district and our organization as he has for over 25 years.
Bobby Grigsby came to the Near Southside in April 1996 as the CEO of Carter Blood Center on Rosedale Street.  He became quickly active in what was then Fort Worth South, Inc., and he worked with many of our original leaders nearly 25 years ago. When he came to Fort Worth, Bobby had a mandate from his board to help facilitate a merger with BloodCare in Dallas. A merger had been attempted in the past but  was not completed. Bobby and his team and the Dallas colleagues completed the merger, and on January 1, 1998, Carter Bloodcare was born.
Bobby became the COO of the much larger organization and worked alongside Dr. Merlyn Sayers who was the CEO. They helped to grow Carter Bloodcare into one of the largest and most successful blood centers in the United States, providing blood and related services to more than 200 medical facilities in over 50 counties. Bobby served Carter Bloodcare for 22 years, and he also managed an alliance of 11 blood centers in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania during his tenure. He retired from Carter BloodCare in 2018 but continues his service to the organization he was instrumental in founding as the Chair of the CBC Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Bobby is the current treasurer of NSI and says he values the cooperative relationship between Carter Bloodcare and NSI. The NSI team consistently promotes blood donation in the community. He has enjoyed working with the different NSI presidents over the years and with the excellent staff that has come on board helping advance the nonprofit into the successful, dynamic organization it is today. He loves his treasurer’s role and feels it is fitting. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from UT Austin and is a CPA. 

Bobby serves the City of Hurst too as a volunteer at the Hurst Senior Activity Center and as an active member of the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

We are incredibly fortunate to have Bobby on our leadership team, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating his accomplishments in the most fitting way – by scheduling a blood donation to Carter Bloodcare today! 

Drive around the Near Southside district and you’ll notice that lots of murals have popped up in the past several years. These murals have added a sense of beauty, color, and life to this burgeoning area as it undergoes a welcome renaissance. Art, of all types, has always played an important role in the Near Southside’s revitalization. Artistic expression has been a compass of Near Southside culture since the very earliest days of the district’s reinvestment efforts.

Near Southside-based non-profit, The Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, has decided to get into the action as well with its own mural project, albeit, with a little bit of a twist. They are creating a 1,000 square foot mural on their Adams Street facade that will incorporate tactile elements so that the artwork can also be enjoyed by people who are blind or vision impaired. The Lighthouse’s tactile mural project is pioneering for Fort Worth in offering art for everyone with special focus on catering to visually impaired community members who are most often left out of the experience of enjoying a mural. This project is an important addition to our Near Southside community art collection and makes a firm statement that art should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
To create this enormous piece of art, as well as another mural on the corner of the building at Broadway and College, the Lighthouse has brought on board Fort Worth muralist Kristen Soble, whose work graces the walls of several businesses along Magnolia Avenue, including The Magnolia Wine Bar and other businesses in the Near Southside. Her work is also featured throughout the Fort Worth Zoo and she was recently chosen as Editor’s Choice for Best Artist 2021 by Fort Worth Magazine.

“All of my murals are focused around the principal idea of spreading positivity,” Soble says about her work, “I want people to feel delighted to be in front of one of my murals. This project is really important to me because I want to truly create a piece that brings joy to the visually impaired community.”
With dozens and dozens of murals under her belt, Soble is tasked with creating something she hasn’t done before by incorporating tactile elements in the mural. “It’s a complicated endeavor that is requiring much more research and moving parts than I’m used to,” she says, “but it’s a challenge that I am proud to be tasked with.”

The Adams Street mural, which will easily be seen by travelers headed east on I-30, will not only provide a source of beauty for the neighborhood, it will also be used as part of the Lighthouse’s Orientation & Mobility training program, which helps people who are newly blind learn to navigate the world.

“This piece represents a significant investment that will really benefit our clients,” says Curtis Rhodes, Communications & Content Creator for the Lighthouse, “so, it is doubly exciting that it will also be experienced by our broader neighborhood as well. The Lighthouse has been contributing to our community since it opened its doors in 1935, and we are pleased to be able to continue that tradition in such a public way.”

Saturday, September 4, 2021
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cufflink Art gallery owners Doug Gault and Joey Luong are excited to host Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, authors of Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.

Hugh and Neal will give a short presentation on the book, speak about selected images, followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

The extraordinary book portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs. Taken over a century, at a time when male partnerships were often illegal, these images narrate a story of astonishing joy, the universal story of what love looks like.

Gathered over 20 years, the collection includes photos from all over the world, each a celebration of two people in love, given away by an unmistakable look in their eyes, or by body language as subtle as one hand grazing another. In ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, glass negatives, tin types, cabinet cards, photo postcards, photo strips, and snapshots, the book also covers a century of social history and the development of photography.

Please give Hugh and Neal a warm Texas welcome as they are visiting all the way from New York City.

120 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
SiNaCa Studios began as an artist’s collective of glass makers in 2008. The founders attracted supporters to their gallery shows in places like the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, and were able to establish an advisory committee and board of volunteers, raise an initial $23,000, and lease and renovate an old gas station on Magnolia Avenue.

With this first investment, plus a lot of labor and heart, the organization has grown to teach glass art to over 30,000 students in its lifetime and become the only public access studio for making glass art in North Texas. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit SiNaCa Studios has had the privilege to provide unique and impactful outreach programming for children and adults with partners like One Safe Place, Fort Worth ISD, Cook Children’s Medical Center, and veteran’s programs.

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery is a Near Southside cultural district anchor that continues to elevate the art of glass, employ talented glass artists, teach the art and science of glass, and empower individuals and community through creativity and art. The SiNaCa Studios team is preparing to fire up the furnaces again for another year of programming, so we invite you to browse their calendar for an upcoming class, community event or workshop.
Gallery 440 presents Pushing Paper, a show of varied modern works on paper, including sketches to finished drawings, prints, lithographs and paintings by artists such as Marcel Mouly, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Theo Tobias, Al Hirschfeld, Salvador Dali, and even some favorite local and regional Texas artists. Also featuring glass artist Duncan McLellan. Collectively, the works in the exhibition range from all time periods, but primarily the modern era. The curation aims to celebrate all styles, techniques and genres so that we can learn and appreciate paper as a primary art form, fundamental to every artist’s practice. Running Sept 9-October 8.

Open for FWADA Fall Gallery night on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 440 S. Main Street Fort Worth, Texas 76104
The former Shipping & Receiving bar is now under new management as Kyle Bryson, Wallace Owens and Stefon Rishel make plans for the Distribution Bar. Renovations are underway for this popular hangout.
201 S. Calhoun Street
After extensive renovations that included a stage facelift, new fencing, upgraded bathrooms and the addition of a bridal suite - this new special events venue will open September 15 in the Supreme Golf building.
201 S. Calhoun Street
The long awaited public art component of the Hemphill -Lamar underpass has been installed. Don Corson's "Flight" features 63 illuminated longhorn/birds honoring the City's aviation and cattle industries.
Many will be familiar with prolific Near Southside artist, entrepreneur, and creative "CHOKE" (Creating Her Own Kinetic Energy) but we wonder if you're aware of her newly established by-appointment studio and gallery space, BrooHa Market.

Through her BrooHa brand and products, CHOKE advocates for a healthy mind, body, and soul. BrooHa Market uses native plants, herbs and recipes to create remedies and ritual goods. Each creation has a meaning and relation to ancestors creating a continuation of the story. The market embraces and supports women from around the world who are the keepers of their lineage through textile, herbs, art and various wares. In teaming up with these creatives, BrooHa Market gives these powerful women the ability to provide for themselves and their villages. Culture is the crux of BrooHa Market’s mission as a business.

By making a purchase, you celebrate the ancestral culture of healers, especially women of color, and work to preserve and protect their heritage.

South Barbershop now welcomes Jorge Gonzalez, joining Laleh Rezaie in the now two-chair barber shop at SoMa. The formerly single-chair barber shop prides itself in its charming, unpretentious culture and Jorge’s experience and personality are welcome additions to the neighborhood alongside longtime favorite Laleh.
129 E. Daggett Ave.
Ascend Concepts has rebranded as Fuel & Spark Media. If you are looking to grow your brand with social media strategy, video production, and social advertising campaigns, give us a shout! With a new office at Backlot Studios, Chris Botvidson and the team are celebrating seven years in the Near Southside district with a fresh new start.
305 S. Main Street
Brian Crowell's love of aviation (specifically the movie Top Gun) is the clear inspiration for the name and culture of this new Near Southside-based company setting up shop in South Main Village. Following their projects Mag & May and Ramble & Rose, Maverick Development Group's next building will break ground a few blocks from their office by the end of the year.
Corene Hess is one of the most sought-after hair artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Hess has been working in hair salons in Fort Worth and Dallas for 13 years and has been a Loreal Professional artist teaching hairstylists across the country and has been a New York Fashion Week hairstylist. 
Hess' dream of opening her own salon, Salon Atlas, was well underway. She secured a location in the artistic and charming ear Near Southside neighborhood and has started building her salon from the ground up.

Unfortunately, her opening date of August 5 has been pushed back. Hess was driving from her sister's apartment in Fort Worth to her home in Arlington on Saturday, July 17 when a car ran out of gas in front of her and caused a collision. Hess was rushed to the trauma center at Medical City Arlington where she shattered multiple bones in her right arm and left hand. Corene received extensive surgery on both arms and is home recovering. Due to her injuries, Corene is out of work for the foreseeable future and is working on opening her salon from her bed.

To help Corene's dreams of opening her salon and to relieve some of the stress of medical bills, Corene is selling her Salon Atlas Southside Fort Worth T-shirts with the profits going straight to her salon. 

710 S. Main Street
The Body Scrubbery prepares to open as owner puts in extra elbow grease and love.
Though Michelle Savatgy is new to Fort Worth, she has quickly proven that she is an invested and passionate Near Southside community member. We caught up with her after spotting her climbing up and down (and up and down) a very tall ladder while painting the side of her new Pennsylvania Avenue storefront that Trophy Arts vacated many years past. Michelle is managing most of the building's much-needed renovations herself, from interior demo to exterior painting because the vision is clear for her new endeavor and she's eager to open the doors.

Her impressive 'can-do' attitude and undeniable energy are certain to ensure success for The Body Scrubbery, a new boutique salon offering spa treatments to relax, renew and rejuvenate the body.

Michelle is putting the finishing touches on the building where she hopes to soon welcome you to wrap, scrub, soak and soar your way into self-care.
519 Pennsylvania Avenue
A Better Connection will be implemented on Sunday, Sept. 5, and Trinity Metro wants it to be a great experience for everyone.

To help encourage potential riders and to offset any issues with existing customers, the agency is offering a two-step promotional fare structure.

From Sept. 5 through Sept. 11, fares will be free on all services.

From Sept. 12 through Oct. 31, fares will be:
$1 for one-way bus rides (regular and express routes)
$2 for one-way ACCESS rides
half-price for multi-ride tickets

TEXRail, ZIPZONE and TRE tickets will not be discounted for one-way rides.
Multi-ride ticket pricing will be $2.50 for one day, $1.25 for one-day reduced, $12.50 for seven day, $6.25 for seven-day reduced, $40 for 30 day, and $20 for 30-day reduced.

Click HERE to learn more about A Better Connection.
Your long await for AC + pie on S. Main Street is over. Emporium Pies has completed their interior renovations and is now welcoming pie-lovers indoors for sweet treats.
411 S. Main Street
Famous for her "Tissue Paper Cake" design that received huge media attention last year, Tareka Lofton's decadent treats and award-winning signature cakes are now shipping nationwide. Order online.
106 E. Daggett Ave.
The former Fort Brewery has moved to White Settlement and is soon to open. However, the building has a new tenant in Fort Liquor, unrelated to the ownership of Fort Brewery. Information is forthcoming.
1001 W. Magnolia Ave.
Since changing hands earlier this year, Paris Coffee Shop has been business as usual. But this Friday marks the last day open before 4 to 6 months of extensive renovations begin to update this cultural institution now in the trusty hands of Lou Lambert and team. As a sign of the times, Paris now has an official Facebook page where you can follow their progress and reopening announcements to come. 704 W. Magnolia Avenue
Mansfield-based farmer Caleb Beck is soon to open a regular farmers market at the outdoor space of the Fort Worth Rec building, providing fresh product and locally-made products from farmers and artisans.
215 W. Vickery Blvd.
The 2021 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards has named Tulips FTW the 2021 Bar of the Year. But not just a bar, this live music venue is bringing some serious entertainment, too!
112 St. Louis Ave.
Molly McCook, chef of celebrated Ellerbe Fine Foods, and Mark Guatelara, chef of rising star Ober Here, have partnered on a cook book, Come to the Table, supporting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
IT'S HAPPENING! We've talked to Trey Smith, and after LOTS of hard work, plenty of careful planning and enough patience to sink a ship the long awaited opening of The Dusty Biscuit is on the way. Watch for grand opening events to be announced this month and make sure to give Trey and his Quality Control Crew (the family) a big high five the next time you see them - opening day!

411 S. Main Street
The Near Southside's foodie haven now has two years (and seemingly hundreds of events) under their belts. You are invited to a celebratory carnival in the courtyard on September 26 from 11-2 pm with live music, giveaways, food and more. Or pop by today for groceries, sign up for a cooking class, or browse their website of events to support this important neighborhood market.
120 St. Louis Avenue
This local brewery is serving up a lot more than beer these days. From beer yoga to brew classes, trivia night to Tipsy Tuesday Open Mic Comedy there is always something to enjoy along with your pint. Reserve your seat today for their upcoming Drag Brunch on Monday, Sept 13 or Oktoberfest Beer Dinner on September 20!
112 St. Louis Ave.
Located at the edge of Fairmount and just steps from Magnolia Village and Park Place Village, the Texas White House Bed & Breakfast has been named by Yelp to be the best bed and breakfast in the state! We know that's certainly the result of years of hard work from owners Cindy and Javier Lucio who have recently added a beautiful art garden and mural to the property at 1417 8th Ave.
Hailing from Houston, but now a proud Fort Worth resident, Chef Dustin Lee is using his Facebook feed to invite the community into the progress underway to open The Beast & Company, a New American restaurant in one of Magnolia's prime storefronts.

From dining room design to menu development you can follow Dustin's journey here as we await his opening. The extensive renovation includes a new kitchen, complete remodel of the dining area, brand new HVAC system, and an elegant bar to suit the restaurants's upscale cuisine and atmosphere.

1000 W. Magnolia Avenue
Longtime Near Southside bartender and friend Megan McClinton is preparing to open a unique bottle shop and spirits store. Megan brings a skilled knowledge of small-batch and artisan spirits and mixers and looks forward to hosting regular educational events once open. Watch for construction to start any day at
219 S. Main Street
In the former Jim's Lock and Key space construction is underway on a new micro distillery and restaurant space from Richardson-based Lockwood. General Manager Sean Masucci has been added to the team as the friendly face of FW Lockwood and is eagerly awaiting an opening date.
1411 W. Magnolia Ave.
Construction progress on The Holly, a retail bottle shop and wine bar, is looking great as building exterior finishes are now taking shape. We look forward to enjoying a glass of organic wine as this new retailer from Mission Street Design Build owner/developers Elizabeth and Stephen Mears.
305 W. Daggett Ave.
Now owner Robyn Davis and longtime manager Monica Wright are turning up the volume at WineHaus after an extensive patio renovation. Their September programming schedule on Park Place Avenue includes:.

Live jazz every Friday from 7-10pm

9/11 DC Trio, a jazz date night with drink specials

9/18 Theater at the Haus” (free event): An open-air theatrical reading of the raucous comedy Tartuffe on the Winehaus patio. Audience members may purchase Winehaus favorites but the evening’s fare will include DRINK & FOOD SPECIALS. The audience will mingle with the Premiere Cru Theatre’s company of actors for pre, intermission, and post-show toasts. Every time the play’s title is mentioned, a bell will ring and the audience is invited to take a sip. Laughter and bit of the grape under the stars makes for a perfect night out.

9/19 Jazz Brunch with the Danny Stone Trio & brunch boards from ByWasonga: $60 includes a board that feeds two & a bottles of bubbles

9/22 Riedel Glass Pairing Class: Ever wonder how your glassware impacts your wine tasting experience? Join us for a guided tasting of exquisite wines in different Riedel glasses.

1628 Park Place Avenue
Wishbone & Flynt owner Chef Stefon Rishel and Trident Restaurant Group are deep in construction on a new Italian restaurant in S. Main Village.
401 S. Main Street
After paying their dues in the Airstream at the SoMa parking lot, the pit masters of Brix announced a brick and mortar in S. Main Village is under contract at
1012 S. Main Street
While the announcement came pre-pandemic, we're still excited about this all-day brunch restaurant planned for corner of Pennsylvania and S. Main.
601 S. Main Street
iter8 health innovation update
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth shares that a big project is in the works.

Baylor S&W All Saints Medical Center is drawing up exciting plans for a project at the northern edge of their campus, proposed to combine medical office space, hotel rooms, and an expanded parking garage.

The development will respond to pressing needs on several fronts to expand overall capacity of the Near Southside’s medical district. We’re excited to see those final plans currently taking shape in the Magnolia-based offices of design firm HKS. Stay tuned for more details!

JPS embarks on $800 million expansion and renovation

Plans are in motion for a major renovation and expansion of JPS Health Network, part of the $800 million Bond Construction Program that Tarrant County voters approved in 2018.

Big-picture plans include building new patient towers, an ambulatory surgery center, and a psychiatric hospital.

But, before any of those projects can start, JPS first needs to resolve an issue it's dealt with ever since its main campus opened 83 years ago, according to a JPS newsletter: parking. Read more here
Do you have news to share or a project we should know about? Let's talk!
The storied history of this beautiful landmark at 319 Lipscomb Street tracks the Near Southside’s unique and evolving mix of neighborhoods, economic anchors, and community institutions. The oldest standing school building in Tarrant County, now on the market for lease as The School House on Lipscomb, was originally constructed in 1892 and expanded in 1910. The Stephen F. Austin Elementary School operated until 1977, with famed graduates including golfer Ben Hogan and actress Ginger Rogers, among many others. The building’s second life was equally significant for the Near Southside, as Williamson-Dickie purchased the school for conversion into its corporate headquarters in 1980. The 21,000+ square foot building is an excellent candidate for creative conversion. The property also includes 60 on-site parking spaces, and a 0.5-acre open space to the north for future development or outdoor events. Managed by our friends at Red Oak Realty and listed by Whit Kelly at Transwestern, The School House is an ideal candidate for innovative conversion in the Near Southside’s rapidly growing Vickery Village. Learn all about the property here.
The Magnolia Breakfast Club is for members only and you’re invited to join.

Melt Ice Creams, Cherry Coffee, and Stir Crazy Baked Goods have teamed up together to offer a big deal for ticket buyers!

Get a ticket through September 2 and crawl to each shop anytime September 4-25 for yummy breakfast-inspired treats, and help support Refugee Services of Texas. Can’t wait to have you in!
North Texas Yarn Crawl at JuJu Knits
Friday 9/10 - Sunday 9/19

Andean Dream shawl kits from Cascade, with exclusive shop design by Shannon Dunbabin

Bur Oak Studio – aluminum needles & hooks upcycled into jewelry

Que Chula Handmade Goods – purses & accessories from traditional Mexican dresses as well as colorful woven plastic totes

TeenyButton Studios exclusive #WWDD (What Would Dolly Do) collection

Friday, September 10 & Saturday, September 11 – Chaos Fiber Co.

Sunday, September 12 – Mace of Skeins 

Wednesday, September 15 – Texas Prairie Fiber Co., with #fiberfellowship from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 18 – Lazy Cat

Sunday, September 19 – Chrysalis Yarn Co & Serenity Fibers

JuJu Knits 552 Lipscomb Street Fort Worth, Texas 76104
AccelerateDFW Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses start and grow their businesses is having free series on Business Basics. On September 10, 2021 they will be discussing business insurance policies and coverages presented by Cathy J. Weeks, Entrepreneur and President of C. J. Weeks, Inc. You can join on: Zoom (Meeting ID 88185088706) and Facebook Live. AccelerateDFW is located in the historic James E. Guinn Campus in the Near Southside. Check out all the events.
Join Art Tooth on a fantastic ride on the Gallery Night pArty Bus! Starting at the new Hotel Dryce, the Gallery Night pArty Bus will travel to six FWADA Gallery Night stops from 5 pm to 9 pm. After nine, cool off in The Hotel Dryce Lobby Bar for their Gallery Night Post-Chill.

Snacks and drinks will not be provided. Masks required. Gallery stops TBD.

Amphibian Stage Events
Annual Fundraiser
September 17, 7-10PM

Join us to support the 2022 season of Amphibian Stage on the stunning, outdoor rooftop of The Sinclair Hotel. Live Music from Latin-Jazz-Funk Band Olemano. Dinner from Wicked Butcher. COVID- 19 protocols will be in place. Get Info.
Comedy Residency
September 23 - 25, 8PM

Join us as we celebrate our first Comedy Residency since January 2020! LA based comedian and creator of Blair Comics will have you laughing all night long. Seating is limited, so save your spot now.
Stage West Season Now on Sale. Get tickets.
...but wait, there's more!
The Near Southside is home to hundreds of destinations offering weekly programming such as restaurants, live music venues, theaters, and galleries.