Six new entrepreneurs will be calling The Foundry District in Fort Worth home, bringing a variety of new businesses to its tenant base.
The tenants are Backland Distillery, Gifted, Meyer & Sage, Fusion Medical Aesthetics, PR firm HOLLAND collective, and CG Northern, a tenant construction finishing firm, according to developer M2G Ventures. The businesses will move into their new spaces by the end of the summer.
The Foundry District is a recently rehabbed six-acre industrial development and is home to a mix of local retailers and restaurants, modern creative offices, and unique, alternative event venues. It is a part of the Fort Worth Cultural District, adjacent to 7th Street and the Museum District.
M2G Ventures said that the second phase of its creative office project, Wheelhouse, will launch and bring contemporary design and topnotch amenities to businesses who thrive in a community of art and culture.
DISTILLERY WILL OFFER SPECIALIZED CRAFT SPIRITS
Blackland Distillery will open in a 5,000-square-foot space during the summer, bringing more than new-age distilling of multiple libations when it opens, M2G said.
“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.”
Attorney-turned-distiller Markus Kypreos intends to offer specialized craft spirits, in an intimate, modern tasting room, terrace, and full-service cocktail bar. Patrons will find an assortment of bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, and gin that is distilled with innovative technology that’s new to Fort Worth.
“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,” Cypress said in a 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.”
SHOP WILL OFFER CURATED GIFTS
Gifted, which is schedule to open in the spring, will bring a minimalist aesthetic and curated gifts to The Foundry District that will present shoppers with products from across the country, M2G said. Gifted’s founder and owner Esther Miller has spent more than 12 years in the fashion industry working as a designer and licensing manager for major international brands.
Gifted will have an 809-square-foot space that offers hand-crafted goods featuring artfully made jewelry, gifts, home decor, and more.
M2G said that Gifted will double as a place where people can host workshops, classes, and events that give customers an opportunity to expand their creative knowledge, participate in alternative social gatherings, and engage with the community.
“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 a 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 EXPANDS ITS BRAND
Meyer & Sage, a commercial kitchen that delivers a healthfully curated menu from Chef Callie Salls, is moving to The Foundry District in May. M2G said the expanded operation will continue to offer delivery of its menu items, with plans to incorporate a “diverse storefront concept” in spring 2019.
Meyer & Sage’s move also marks an expansion of its brand within the 4,250 square feet space with weekly meal delivery services, boutique catering, custom charcuterie/grazing boards, cooking classes, and more, according to M2G.
Salls said of her business’ new home: “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.”
OTHER BUSINESSES WILL JOIN SECOND PHASE OF WHEELHOUSE IN MARCH
M2G Ventures said it will launch the second phase of Wheelhouse in March. The creative office spaces will house M2G Ventures’ new headquarters, the public relations firm HOLLAND collective, CG Northern, and Fusion Medical’s office.
The 8,000-square-foot, collaborative space will open up to an outdoor art gallery, Inspiration Alley, and will feature a specially curated art collection including a yarn-installment and greenwall, interior skylights, and an additional 5,000-square-foot outdoor event venue with lounge furniture.
Fusion Medical Aesthetics will open a medspa and retail space within Wheelhouse II and will be the first storefront business to open in the collaborative creative offices. The business offers a variety of nonsurgical beauty, health, and wellness procedures.
M2G said its proprietor, Dr. Lisa Gardner, is a bio-identical hormone specialist who plans to expand her practice with the 1,100 square foot office. Fusion Medical Aesthetic’s space will serve as a physician’s office, a retail space for medical grade supplements and skin care, and will house a blood lab used for customizable treatments plans.
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