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Today's Note
Please excuse our dust. We're currently working to bring you an even better newsletter. Over the next couple weeks, you may see some things that are still in the works. We're excited for you to see what we've been up to.
 
 
Here we grow again
Downtown Fort Worth
Downtown Fort Worth | Photo via Kate Branning
🗓️ Coming soon
Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Fort Worth. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to Cowtown and the surrounding areas.

Recreation
Heritage Park, 300 N. Main St. | Re-opening 2026 | Plans include improving the crossing distances of both Weatherford and Belknap streets, adding a canopy walk along the Trinity River, and creating a place where people can gather and rest.

Major League Cricket Grand Prairie

The Grand Prairie stadium will be the largest cricket stadium in the US. | Rendering via MLC

Sports
Major League Cricket Stadium, 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie | Opening summer 2023 | The stadium will serve as the home venue for Dallas’ MLC team during their inaugural season.

Community
The National Juneteenth Museum, 900 block of East Rosedale Street | Opening June 19, 2025 | The museum will serve as the epicenter for the preservation of Juneteenth history and feature historical galleries, a 250-seat theater, food hall, business incubator, and outdoor plaza.

FTW-Fire Station 45

Station 45 will help with response times for emergency personnel across far north Fort Worth. | Rendering courtesy of The City of Fort Worth

✅ Now open
If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Fort Worth’s newest spots. Check out this list of Cowtown’s recently opened establishments.

Community
Fire Station 45, 1901 Quail Grove Dr. | Station 45 is a single-engine company with four firefighters per shift and 12 firefighters total.

Entertainment
Rooftop Cinema Club, 200 Main St. | The open-air cinema is located on top of The Worthington Renaissance Hotel and features a breathtaking, 360-degree view of downtown, state-of-the-art LED screens, lawn games, and signature food and drinks.

Healthcare
Regional Simulation Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. | The lab’s fully immersive virtual reality projection uses cutting-edge, 360-degree cameras that allow staff to transport healthcare students into on-the-job scenarios.
 
Question
 
How many new openings did we help you discover?


A. Barely any — I’m the first to know everything
B. There were a few I hadn’t heard of
C. Most of them
D. These were all news to me
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, March 16
  • Doodle Daze | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 5-8 p.m. | The Welman Project, 3950 West Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | BYOB and enjoy a night of doodling and sketching with other local artists.
Friday, March 17
  • St. Pawtrick’s Day | Friday, Mar. 17 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Mutts Canine Cantina, 5317 Clearfork Main St., Fort Worth | Free | Lucky guests who order a green Barkarita will get to pick from MUTTS’ “Pot of Gold” for a chance to win prizes.
  • Luck O’ the Stockyards | Friday, Mar. 17 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Celebrate Stockyards style with $5 green beer, lawn games, and live music.
  • St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | Downtown Historic Mansfield, 106 S. Main St., Mansfield | Free | The two-day festival will kick off with a cornhole tournament and beer keg races before Saturday’s big parade with live music, family-friendly activities, and dill-icious pickle snacks.
Saturday, March 18
  • Cowtown Goes Green | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Celebrate Irish heritage Texas-style with armadillo races, pony rides, clogging performers, a matinee rodeo, and the Irish-Western parade beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Panther City Lacrosse Club | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $21-$79 | The home team will play the Las Vegas Desert Dogs.
  • Duke Spirits Tasting | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 2-4 p.m. | Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Stop by the Stockyards exhibit to sample Gold Handle Coffee’s new “The Quiet Man Irish Coffee” and Duke Spirits Whiskey.
Sunday, March 19
  • Mac Attack | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Tokyo Cafe, 5121 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth | $10-$45 | The culinary competition features 17 chefs and restaurants who will battle it out to make the best mac and cheese.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
 

Weather
  • 79º | Thunderstorms | 70% chance of rain
Traffic
  • The future of transportation in North Texas could include a gondola system. Next week, the Regional Transportation Council for North Texas is inviting cities to highlight their most congested areas for a chance to feature the public transportation system built by Swyft Cities. Watch how it works. (WFAA)
Opening
  • A new coffee shop inspired by The Duke will open in the Stockyards on Wednesday, March 22. John Wayne Gold Handle Coffee is taking over the former Railcar Coffee & Spirits location (112 W. Exchange Ave.) with authentic decor, cozy vibes, and good drinks.
Biz
  • Lucid Hearing is launching new at-home hearing assessments. The Fort Worth company partnered with San Diego-based Independa to create the world’s first TV-based hearing assessment using LG Smart TVs. The technology is available on all 2021 or newer LG Smart TVs.
Sports
  • It’s a historic season for TCU athletics — the university is the only school in the country to make the College Football Playoff and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 6 seed Horned Frogs will play in the First Round of the tournament tomorrow.
Outdoors
  • Get ahead of the summer heat and get your sprinkler system evaluated by the city at no-cost. The first 200 people to sign up will get a free evaluation to ensure water is being conserved and the system is not experiencing issues. Note: If repairs are needed, those will fall on the property owners.
Shop
  • Now’s your chance to have a piece of Fort Worth. The recently closed Edelweiss German Restaurant is auctioning off its decor Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. A preview of the sale items will be held at the restaurant (3801 Southwest Blvd.) this afternoon.
Art
  • The deadline to submit designs for Keep Fort Worth Beautiful’s Trashion Fashion Contest is next Thursday, March 23. The contest encourages the use of reclaimed, reused, or discarded materials to create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. The first place winner will receive $100.
Finance
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
Tech
  • Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.
 
Game
 
📝 Have you paid attention this month?
FTW-March Crossword
How much have you paid attention this month? | Crossword via Crosswordlabs
March is already half-way over and we’ve shared news on everything from affordable housing and baby zoo animals to new parks and hotels in the construction pipeline.

This mini crossword will test your knowledge on all things Cowtown. We’ll give you a hint and it’s up to you to piece together the puzzle.

Across
4. This motel is being converted into a $12 million affordable housing project with 55 units.
5. This new glow-in-the-dark park is named after the Spanish word for “jewel.”

Down
1. The Fort Worth Zoo named their newest baby elephant after this Texas commander.
2. This downtown hotel will transform the old 13-story Hilton Hotel Annex.
3. This British animated television show is getting its own theme park in North Richland Hills.
 
 
The Wrap
 
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From the Editor
There’s nothing like starting my weekend with an early morning yoga session. If you want to get movin’ and groovin’ this weekend, Miranda Jo Davis from Restore + Revive Wellness Center will be at The Clearfork Trailhead this Saturday to lead a free yoga class at 9 a.m.
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