WestBend awaits two new tenants this fall as Ascension coffee and wine bar and Dear Hannah women’s clothing and accessories boutique open in the 278,000-square-foot, mixed-use development just west of the Fort Worth Zoo along South University Drive.
Project developer Trademark Property Co. also reports closing on a 3.5-acre tract contiguous to WestBend, adding more University Drive frontage to the project.
“We’re seeing significant leasing momentum at WestBend, and the acquisition of land to the south allows us to continue to build on that momentum,” said Terry Montesi, Trademark CEO, commenting in a news release.
That momentum continues to bring new retail and restaurant space, as well as a boutique hotel and multifamily space, to the newly acquired tract, Montesi said.
The acquired parcel is on University Drive just south of WestBend, along the Trinity River. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a signature hotel, and multifamily living units. Currently, the site is occupied by a Hawthorn Suites.
Along with the expansion announcement, WestBend continues to add new tenants, including Drybar, which recently opened at the property. Next will come Fort Worth’s first Ascension, a 2,420-square-foot store overlooking the Trinity River and Trinity Trails. Meanwhile, Dear Hannah will open its third location, a 1,354-square-foot store, this fall.
WestBend will be the first Fort Worth location for both tenants.
The newly announced tenants will join a growing roster of tenants, which currently includes Drybar, Tyler’s, Zoë’s Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Core Power Yoga, Pax & Parker, Woodhouse Day Spa, and Silver Fox.
The existing WestBend currently houses 278,000 square feet of office and retail space, including a new 57,000-square-foot, Class A building above ground floor retail.
More information on WestBend is available at www.westbendfw.com.