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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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Texas Health Care expands Magnolia lease

Lincoln Harris CSG has negotiated a renewal and expansion of Magnolia Medical Tower’s lease on behalf of Texas Health Care PLLC.
The expansion spans 3,015 square feet at the 1307 Eighth Ave. property in Fort Worth and brings the total transaction to 10,343 leased square feet.

“The recent renovation of Magnolia Medical Tower makes it a premier space in the health care real-estate market,” said Banks Newton, transaction manager with Lincoln Harris CSG, commenting in a news release.
“We are pleased that the property has continued to meet the needs of Texas Health Care,” Newton said.

Representing Velocis, a private equity real-estate fund that owns the building, in the transaction was Newton. Velocis recently completed $1.5 million in renovations at the property to improve the quality of the asset for current and future tenants. Steve Relyea of The Relyea Co. negotiated on behalf of the tenant, Texas Health Care, a specialty physician group practice owned and governed by physicians, for physicians.

Among the six-story building’s renovations are new corridor finishes, renovated lobby areas and reconstructed restrooms. The building’s entries and exits now feature upgraded doors for what planners call a more cohesive look and to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. Also upgraded are the tower’s mechanical and fire alarm systems.

Most of the building was repainted, and new signage was installed. Also part of the renovation is a new canopy over the walkway bridge leading from the parking garage roof to the office building.

Formerly known as Medical Arts Building, the tower is adjacent to Baylor All Saints Medical Center. The renewal and expansion bring the building to 75-percent occupancy.

— A. Lee Graham
 

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