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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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New retailer, restaurant coming to Sundance Square

Sundance Square announced today it is adding a new retailer and a Korean restaurant to its misx.
Women’s retailer White House Black Market will open a 3,815-square-foot store at the corner of Houston and Third Streets, across the from The Loft. White House Black Market has begun to build out their space and plans to open in July.
“We have been talking with more national retailers as we look to attract additional soft good and apparel stores into Sundance Square’s mix,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square in a news release.
Adding to Sundance Square’s diversified restaurant offerings, Hoya Korean Kitchen will open in July. Restauteur Odes Kim, will bring his Korean influences to Sundance Square at the corner of Taylor and Third Street at the base of Sundance Square garage 3.


Kim, who emigrated from South Korea to the United States in 1980, will offer well-known Korean foods such as Kimchi, Bibimbap, and Bulgogi. Kim is known for his successful Japanese restaurant, Little Katana in Highland Park.
“Hoya Korean Kitchen culinary vision emphasizes the use of fresh ingredients combined with classic and innovative Korean recipes,” said Kim. “American’s love Asian food, and they are becoming more familiar with Korean cuisine.”
Asian designer, Hatsumi Kuzuu has been retained to design the interior of the fast casual restaurant. Kuzzu has designed Tei An, Brownstone, Urban Taco, Sissy’s and the 2013 award winning FT33.


The focal point of the restaurant’s seating will be the creation of an indoor-outdoor seating area. equipped with a large retractable roof system.
Bill Booker, director of Leasing with Sundance Square, negotiated both deals.
Sundance Square officials also said the Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge recently opened in the Commerce Building. The cigar lounge is a 2,100 square foot upscale venue that offers cigars, humidors, pipes and other offerings. Silver Leaf’s 350 square foot patio was very popular during the recent NCAA Final Four and Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival events, according to Sundance Square officials.
 

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