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Bicycling, fitness center, rooftop bar coming to Clearfork's Trailhead

An 11,000-square-foot bicycling and fitness center is headed for the Trailhead at Clearfork on the Trinity River in west Fort Worth, Cassco Development said Wednesday.

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Glen Garden rezoning for distillery, attraction, goes forward on 7-2 Fort Worth council vote

Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem W.B. "Zim" Zimmerman moved to approve the rezoning on a substitute motion, after Council member Kelly Allen Gray initially moved to deny the case.

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Editorial: Convention Center, Will Rogers arena link is a sham

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Will Rogers arena plan moves ahead on Fort Worth council's vote

City Council members voted unanimously on a resolution that says it supports a 50-50 public-private partnership for a new arena that also would pave the way to raze the city's Convention Center arena and replace it with modern meeting space.

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Alcon partners with Google to develop smart contact lens

Swiss drug maker Novartis Group said July 15 that its eye care unit, Fort Worth-based Alcon, will join with a division of Google Inc. to develop and market a smart contact lens for all ocular medical uses.

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McLean Ranch in Amarillo fetches $16.8 million in auction
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
The 16,000-acre McLean Ranch in Amarillo sold for $16.8 million in a Thursday auction lasting longer than four hours.
 
Presented by Assiter Auctioneers, the event drew 109 bidders to the ranch owned by Amarillo developer George Chapman.
 
"The auction was everything we could have asked for. Mr. Chapman is happy, the lenders are happy, and 19 buyers who now own parts of the ranch are happy," said Spanky Assiter, chairman and founder of the Amarillo-based auction company, commenting in a news release.
 
Assiter’s company marketed the property and conducted the auction.
Assiter took bids on the property’s 43 individual tracts before accepting bids on combinations of tracts.
 
Assiter said the auction answered numerous questions about the land and its future.
 
"When we opened up for bidding, nobody knew what the land would bring, whether it would all go to one big bidder or sell to a larger number of smaller bidders. But ultimately, it turned out that a number of different folks wanted parts of this land for grazing, recreation and probably other uses. That's how an auction works," said Assiter.
 
The ranch is known for its game and fishing. It spans more than five miles of creeks and six lakes.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net
 

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