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Foundry District expands with new buildings as more businesses open

Foundry District adds buildings, businesses

The Foundry District, a development by M2G Ventures, has seven companies open or set to open by the summer.

And there’s more to come as M2G Ventures recently acquired two adjacent buildings in The Foundry District, located at 2623 White Settlement Rd. and 2628 Whitmore St., and hired local architecture firm 97W to assist with repurposing the spaces with a vision for creative offices, a design showroom and small bar and/or restaurant. The buildings will be available for lease this July.

The creative office space at Wheelhouse II, located at 2625 Whitmore St., is now fully leased with the addition of oil and gas technology innovation company KCF Technologies and EnfoPlatform LLC., a branding company specializing in franchised businesses.

Blackland Distillery, located at 2616 Weisenberger St., opened March 20. Founded by Fort Worth native Markus Kypreos, the upscale cocktail lounge and tasting room serves handcrafted cocktails made with Blackland’s own small-batch vodka, bourbon, gin and rye whiskey.

Located at 200 Carroll St., Suite 160, PowerFit FTW is a boutique gym featuring 27-minute workouts led by certified trainers using PowerPlate machines.

The Grand Berry Theater will open its doors June 1 as Fort Worth’s only single-screen art house cinema and event space. Located at 2712 Weisenberger St., the 50-seat theater will feature indie, local and art house films. Tickets will be $7, and screenings will primarily take place at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. The Grand Berry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to midnight.

GL Seaman & Company, one of the largest commercial furnishings dealers in the southwest, started its rehab, build out and exterior renovation of 2624 Weisenberger St., a 7,700 square foot office and showroom. The woman-owned business is the largest Knoll dealer in North Texas and the fifth largest in North America.

Set to open this summer at 212 Carroll St., Thirty-Eight & Vine, is owned by local couple and recent 40 Under 40 honorees Jennifer and Sam Demel. Sam is a retired Major League Baseball player whose jersey number was 38. The tasting room will feature nearly 50 wines on tap with self-serve pours as well as bottles for purchase.

“Beyond its convenient location, The Foundry District offers a diverse group of businesses a distinctive sense of community within the urban core of Fort Worth,” said Jessica Miller, M2G Ventures co-president. “We are thrilled to see the district continue to grow and thrive.”

In related news, Inspiration Alley now has two new murals available for the public to experience: Cocteau Cereal by Adam Palmer and Fire Spinner by Dylan Kennedy, both locally based artists.

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