The West 7th retail center has been a popular destination in Downtown Fort Worth for years. The hub of patio restaurants and specialty retail is located near the museum district in the three blocks between University Drive and Foch Street. Now it’s getting a fresh new revamp and will be rebranded as Crockett Row at West 7th. The updated development takes its name after Crockett Street, which runs through the district.
Vestar, the company that manages West 7th, is working with commercial real estate firm The Woodmont Co. to bring new businesses to the development. The location will still include the popular mix of retail and restaurants that draw locals and tourists alike. Williams-Sonoma and West Elm previously announced plans to open along West 7th this summer.
Crockett Row at West 7th will include Common Desk, a co-working space for freelance employees, startups, and small businesses. It will also welcome C.H. Robinson, a third-party logistics provider. The inclusion of office space at Crockett Row will diversify the tenant mix and will hopefully stabilize the development, which has seen the opening and closure of several restaurants in the past few years.
Vestar is working with local architecture firm Bennett Benner Partners on a redesign of the buildings as well. Updates will include individually-designed storefronts, public art, additional shading and landscaping, and text-to-retrieve valet service from a central location.
The re-imagined space will also host several new events, including the Blues Brunch in July, the Local Filmmakers’ Festival with Film Fort Worth, and Illuminate in November. Family-friendly favorite events like the Chalk Art Festival and the Starlight Symphony Show will continue.
The West 7th area has continued to enjoy impressive growth in recent years. Updating the public spaces in that district is in answer to those seeking to build and maintain a vital scene in Downtown Fort Worth.