Entries by Clayton McDonald


Belles At The Bend: A Holiday Live Music Event

  Join us for a fun filled evening at WestBend featuring live performances by: The Singing Girls of Texas and the pianists of The Concert Truck. CBS Anchor and Reporter, Madison Sawyer, will be our MC for the evening. Enjoy holiday shopping, exclusive deals and more. The first 100 guests that arrive at the Love […]

Apparel Retailer johnnie-O Opens at WestBend

The men’s apparel retailer johnnie-O, which bills itself as “SoCal vibe meets East Coast Classics,” will open its first Texas store later this month at the WestBend shopping center in Fort Worth. The Los Angeles company, which sells through its own stores and other retailers, including ones in Fort Worth, will have a grand opening March 25, […]

Second Market by Macy’s Now Under Construction to Open Q1 2021

The chain will develop more smaller store concepts that aren’t located in or built for malls. The next one will open at WestBend. Dallas Morning News | September 2, 2020 Written by: Maria Halkias Macy’s is moving forward with plans for smaller brick-and-mortar stores, including a second Market by Macy’s in Fort Worth. The retailer’s […]

A Good Cup of Coffee and A River

Fort Worth Business | November 9, 2020 Written by: Robert Francis Texas and Australia have always had a bit of a simpatico connection. There are the hats, the love of the outdoors, ranching and our Bowie knives and their “That’s not a knife” bit. We may throw ribs in the barbecue pit and they may […]

Two New Restaurants to Open in Fort Worth’s Booming WestBend Complex

Dallas Morning News | October 16, 2020 Written by: Pooja Krishna Located in the University District of Fort Worth, the growing commercial complex of WestBend stretches across 278,000 square feet with retail, dining, and office developments. As WestBend fills its final leasing spaces, developer Trademark Property announced two new openings this fall: Ascension Coffee and […]

Ascension Coffee, ZAAP Kitchen Announce Openings at WestBend

An Australian-style coffee shop and cafe and a restaurant focusing on Thai Street food and Lao cuisine are coming to Fort Worth. WestBend, University District’s retail & dining destination near the Trinity River, on Sept. 21 announced the opening of Ascension Coffee and ZAAP Kitchen this fall. “Trademark is thrilled to bring Ascension and ZAAP Kitchen to Fort Worth, […]

WestBend to Welcome Coffee Shop, Lao/Thai Restaurant

Fort Worth Magazine by Isabella Delgado WestBend is welcoming two additions to its dining roster this fall. Ascension Coffee and ZAAP Kitchen will be opening early November at the WestBend development on University Drive. The former will offer coffee and a full food menu; the latter will focus more on traditional Lao cuisine and Thai street food. […]

Pop-Up Selfie Store Offers Chance for the Best Pictures

Fort Worth Star Telegram Written by: Carla Jimenez Looking to up your selfie game? Look no further. A space opened this week that has eight creative backgrounds that are perfect for that elusive, well-lit selfie. The catch? It’s only open for three weeks. The pop-up store, Snap151, opened its doors on Monday in the West Bend shopping […]

From Donut Backdrops to a Ski Lift: Inside a Selfie Shop

WFAA Written by: Bradley Blackburn FORT WORTH — Nestled next to high end stores in the Westbend shopping center, a new pop-up shop opened Monday that sells nothing but the perfect selfie. Snap151 is a space designed for visitors to get just the right shot for their Instagram feeds, with eight eye-popping backdrops featuring everything from […]

Go Holiday Shopping at WestBend With This Stylish Dallas-Fort Worth Influencer

CultureMap Fort Worth Written by: CultureMap Create We’ve all got some shopping to do this season, whether for friends and family or for ourselves (it’s called “self care”). Where’s one place you’re guaranteed to source all your sartorial needs? WestBend in Fort Worth. Nestled along the Trinity Trails, WestBend offers a curated collection of contemporary fashion retailers, […]