Commercial real estate company M2G Ventures is adding six entrepreneurs to its list of tenants before summer’s end, according to a news release. “Whimsical cocktails, speciality curated gifts, and chef-driven menu delivery are just a few of the things locals will be able to indulge in at The Foundry District,” the release stated.
The second installment of M2G Ventures’ creative office project, Wheelhouse, is also expected to launch during that time frame.
Tenants coming to The Foundry District include:
Attorney-turned-distiller Markus Kypreos is the founder of Blackland Distilling, which features a multi-libation distillery, tasting room and full-menu cocktail bar. Blackland Distillery will open 5,000 sq. ft. in The Foundry District during the Summer of 2018.
Kypreos attended the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute, is a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a culinary school graduate. Fort Worth locals can enjoy Blackland’s assortment of Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka and Gin — distilled with new, innovative technology.
“We experienced a food renaissance over the last 15 years, the craft beer renaissance is still upon us and consumers are now paying more attention to spirits as the cocktail returns to prominence,” Kypreos said in the release. “But today, the public has more sophisticated palates…We’re going to push the envelope in terms of the distillation process with practical scientific methods to create unique spirits, while maintaining a refined flavor and taste.”
Gifted founder and owner Esther Miller has curated an artistic gift shop set to open its first storefront of 809 sq. ft. in The Foundry District in the Spring of 2018. Gifted aims to bring artisanal goods and design-conscious home decor to Fort Worth.
Miller has more than 12 years of experience in the fashion industry as a designer and licensing manager. A world traveler, Miller aims to “re-invigorate” the Fort Worth community by not only offering unique, hand-crafted goods, but having her space double as a place where talented individuals can share their gifts by hosting workshops, classes and events.
“When choosing a location, it was important to me to surround myself with people and businesses that were like-minded in taking Fort Worth to the next level,” Miller said in the release. “I was looking to surround myself with talented people with new ideas, who are passionate about investing and redefining Fort Worth for today and tomorrow.”
MEYER & SAGE
Locally-acclaimed Chef Callie Salls’ Meyer & Sage is moving its commercial kitchen to The Foundry District in May 2018. The expansion to the 4,250 sq. ft. space will feature weekly chef-driven menus, boutique catering, custom charcuterie/grazing boards, cooking classes and a storefront.
“The energy is electric and we wanted to be a part of it. We can’t wait to meet our neighbors and become part of this eclectic and flourishing community, ” Salls said in the release.
M2G Ventures plans to launch the second phase of Wheelhouse in March 2018, offering creative office spaces for entrepreneurs that don’t need a storefront. The 8,000-square-foot space will be home to M2G Ventures’ new headquarters, PR company HOLLAND collective, CG Northern and Fusion Medical’s office. The space will also open up to outdoor art gallery Inspiration Alley and feature a great room, a curated art collection, interior skylights and an additional 5,000-square-foot outdoor event venue with lounge furniture.
Fusion Medical Aesthetics is opening a medspa and retail space inside Wheelhouse II — the first storefront business to open in the collaborative creative offices. The company plans to offer a variety of non-surgical beauty, health and wellness procedures in the 1,100 square foot office, set to open March 2018. The space will serve as a physician’s office, a retail space for medical grade supplements and skin care, and will feature a state-of-the-art blood lab.