Posts Tagged ‘race street’
Elliot: “We poured every penny we have, blood, sweat, and tears into this  place.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Boarded Up, Ink

Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
Eric Griffey
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...


Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Race Redux?

Signs point to an extended revitalization in Riverside.
Jeff Prince
How many times can a phoenix rise, for chrissakes? Fifty years ago, Race Street became a thriving business district serving East Fort Worth at the so-called Six Points intersection, where Riverside Drive and Race and East Belkn...



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Jamming at Gator’s

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I’m just going to throw this out there: All the neon trim lining the eaves of the buildings on Race Street is kind of deceptive. It makes it look like the neighborhood between Sylvania Avenue and Belknap Street is lined with ...


Gary Norman and Jan Ayers Friedman enjoy the interconnectivity afforded by the open studio. Courtesy Art Studios on Race Street

Truly Public Art

Drop by Art Studios on Race Street to chat with an artist or two and maybe even go home with a painting.
EDWARD BROWN
With Art Studios on Race Street (formerly The Work Room), owner Flora Brewer is re-envisioning the way painters and sculptors work. Instead of holing up in separate rooms by themselves, artists share a public space, allowing th...



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Dollar Tacos at Fuzzy’s All Day. Amen.

Jeff Prince
Christmas Shmishmus — the holiday I most anticipate each year is National Taco Day at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. All of their tacos — fish, shrimp, beef, chicken, pork — are a buck apiece. I visited Fuzzy’...


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Snarls In Cat Land?

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Fort Worth Cats fans raised a collective eyebrow after General Manager Chris Hart resigned last week. Hart was considered a sales wunderkind and effective leader when he was recruited from the Texas Rangers earlier this year. H...



SOME OF THE STOLEN GARDEN BEDS.

Thieves Steal Community Gardens On Race Street

Jeff Prince
Disheartening news comes from the Riverside neighborhood’s Race Street renovation project, which Fort Worth Weekly lauded in a recent cover story (“Revival In Riverside,” July 3, 2012). Thieves stole 10 large ...


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Revival in Riverside

Eastside residents are taking their neighborhood’s future into their own hands.
LISA MARIA GARZA
The line to order lunch at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Race Street was 20 minutes long on a recent Friday. Shelby Stevens didn’t mind. A line of customers indicates a healthy business climate, and the businesses on this Eastside s...