Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

Your Guide to 817 Arts

Fort Worth’s got a little bit of everything — museums, galleries, theaters, institutions — but no attitude.
ANTHONY MARIANI
On the surface, an out-of-towner who spends more than a couple of minutes among some of us Fort Worthians might think we’ve got a little case of Dallas envy. But our envy isn’t for Dallas itself, though even the most hardco...


Welcome, Y’all Yinzers, Packers, cowpokes, and locals

- here’s your guide to Super Bowl week in the 817.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
To all of our guests: Welcome to The Show. Hope you have a great time, drop a lot of dough, and, in general, stay out of trouble. Before we get into specifics of our guide to the 817 (that’s our area code in Tarrant County), ...



Now Leaving the Station

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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) is collaborating with Fort Worth Weekly to come up with a new name for a commuter train to run from Sycamore School Road in southwest Tarrant County, through downtown Fort Worth, ...


Derailed

Fort Worth’s streetcar debate was about more than money and trains.
DAN MCGRAw photos by lee chastain
Just about a year ago, a modern streetcar system in Fort Worth seemed likely, even imminent. The city had been studying streetcars for 15 years, and the panels and task forces of prominent business leaders were gung ho. A major...



Rio’s Hits the Spot

This new SoDo bar/restaurant offers superb mini-burgers and Tex-Mex staples even late at night.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
SoDo is short on places for quick lunches and late-night food options. Fortunately, with the arrival of Rio’s Downtown Bar and Grill (and Embargo’s expanded menu), that’s changing. Rio’s (not affiliated with the Rio Mam...


Rebels in the Palace

Change is on the agenda for the Tarrant County College board.
BETTY BRINK AND JEFF PRINCE
What a difference an election makes.Less than an hour after Bill Greenhill and O. K. Carter were sworn in as new trustees on the Tarrant County College District board last week, the majority voting bloc that board president Lou...



’Copters or Community?

The city might close community centers, but there’s money for a new heliport — mostly for corporate executives.
DAN MCGRAW
When the city of Fort Worth announced plans in May to build a public heliport near downtown, the reasons given were not surprising. The heliport complex just east of I-35W would help boost downtown business and open in time for...


Panhandling Law Hampers Buskers

In Sundance Square, cops are pulling the plug on tips.
STEVE WATKINS
Ray Russell has been playing blues guitar around Fort Worth for more than 25 years. For the past year, he has been a busker, meaning that he performs on the street instead of playing in traditional venues. He says he earns more...



Linwood Fights Redevelopment

Developers want to cash in on the modest near-Westside neighborhood.
JEFF PRINCE
What was supposed to be a feel-good meeting between an urban developer and a few friendly residents in the Linwood neighborhood was instead turning into Custer’s last stand.


Suite!

KEN SHIMAMOTO
I’m the world’s worst Japanese person. If I didn’t play in a band with a Japanophile, I would never have eaten sushi, the food that my mother would labor all night long to prepare for special occasions and tha...