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 center, and it offers an interesting service: Inside are…

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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 giant flowers to balloon dogs to donuts. There’s even a real ski lift that was brought in from Denver.

“We just really wanted to create an experience,” co-creator Audrey Miranda said.

Miranda and her business partner Dawn Snodgrass quit their jobs in marketing to start this new business, jumping on a trend of Instagram-driven businesses that have blossomed around the country. While some so-called Instagram museums have opened in Dallas, they say this is the first of its kind in Fort Worth.

“We’d seen it elsewhere and thought, we could totally do that!” Snodgrass said.

The shop will be open…

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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, such as Pax & Parker, Marine Layer, Bonobos and Warby Parker.

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Neil Patel of @dallasurbanite recently visited WestBend to explore what the development has to offer. Whether you’re shopping for the men in your life or for yourself, keep reading to get inspired by Patel’s must-shop looks.

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Culture Map Fort Worth

You might already know WestBendas a shopping and dining destination that sits just off the Trinity River, but the must-visit development also contains a tranquil escape from the everyday world: The Woodhouse Day Spa.

The spa is one of WestBend’s growing mix of beauty retailers and specialty service providers, and Fleurdille blogger Anna Cobbs stopped by recently to try one of Woodhouse’s signature services.

The part-time speech therapist and full-time mom indulged in the Woodhouse Hydrafacial, an 80-minute service that…

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Holiday Bazaar at the Bend returns in collaboration with Fort Worth Makers

WHO: WestBend and Fort Worth Makers

WHAT: Find creative holiday gifts for everyone on your list at WestBend’s second annual Holiday Bazaar at the Bend!

Presented in collaboration with Fort Worth Makers, the event will feature a hand-crafted gift market with more than 20 local artisan vendors, including Not by Sight Illustrations, Stayin’ Alive Succulents, Tucker Ink. and Untangled Collective.

WestBend’s many shops and restaurants will offer exclusive specials and activities all day long, including raffling off WestBend prizes totaling more than $750. Event attendees can enter to win by shopping at participating retailers.

Visit the Facebook event for a list of participating vendors.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: WestBend – 1701 River Run, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

COST: Attendance is free!

PARKING: Free garage and lot parking is available on-site.

For more information, visit westbendfw.com and or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT WESTBEND

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include Bluemercury, Bonobos, CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Popbar, Silver Fox, Susiecakes, Tyler’s, Warby Parker, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.com and or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Heather Hughston
Hutson Creative
heather@hutsoncreative.com
817-992-2318

Dallas Eater
Written by: Adele Chapin

If sesame ribeye tacos with kimchi or roasted duck quesadillas with tomatillo sauce sound like a great meal, plan a trip to Fort Worth’s new Bartaco. The street-food-focused chain just opened its first Texas location, opting for Fort Worth’s WestBend along the Trinity River.

Bartaco’s entrees are under the $10 mark, with tacos ringing in at $2.50 and $3.50 and sides priced at $2.50. Check out the Forth Worth location’s menu here. Besides tacos and rice bowls, Bartacos’ bar is stocked with 40 tequilas including its own special blend, Libélula tequila.

The restaurant’s decor is designed to make diners feel like they’re in a beach shack somewhere in Brazil, Uruguay or Southern California. Decor details include blue-and-white tile from Mexico, garage doors that open to an outdoor bar, and 1940s-era pendant lights from Round Top, Texas.

The restaurant is located at 1701 River Run, Suite. 183 in Fort Worth, and daily hours are 11 a.m. to “late.”

It’s a Fort Worth first for both brands

MAY 7, 2018 – FORT WORTH, TEXAS – WestBend will welcome two new apparel brands to Fort Worth with the upcoming store openings of Marine Layer and Texas Standard.

Marine Layer is a lifestyle apparel brand for men, women and children with a line of sustainable, custom-made pieces in soft fabrics. Named “the softest shirts around” by Men’s Journal, Marine Layer’s selection spans T-shirts, sweaters, outerwear, swim, active apparel and more. The brand’s more than 100 custom fabrics are made with MicroModal, a signature fiber made from recycled beechwood. Pieces are produced ethically and sustainably in California and overseas.

The 1,550-square-foot store will open in June at 1701 River Run next to the newly opened Bluemercury, a makeup and skincare specialty store.

“We’re excited to come to Fort Worth, and WestBend’s location, vibe and tenant mix were a big draw,” said Marine Layer founder Michael Natenshon. “It was a natural fit.”

The Marine Layer story began in 2010 in San Francisco when Natenshon sought a new T-shirt as soft as the beloved old tee his girlfriend had thrown in the trash. After taking over a year to perfect a custom fabric, Natenshon released Marine Layer’s first batch of tees. The brand has since grown to include numerous apparel categories and 34 stores around the U.S.

Texas Standard is a men’s premium clothing brand designed and developed in Texas, billed as the outfitters of the Texas gentleman. It will open a pop-up shop as part of the new Pop Up program recently launched by WestBend’s developer, Trademark Property Company. The Pop Up program is designed to offer emerging and e-commerce brands the opportunity to generate revenue, increase brand awareness and engage with customers in a brick-and-mortar format.

“We have some incredible retail partners throughout the state, and we love meeting our customers face to face. A pop-up shop is the natural progression for our business,” said Texas Standard co-founder Christine Bagot. “The timing could not be more perfect with big events like the Fort Worth Invitational, TCU graduation and Father’s Day just around the corner.”

Texas Standard was founded in 2016 with a quality-first mindset, driven by the belief that Texans deserve clothing that represents who they are and where they’re from. The brand offers a selection of sports shirts, polos, T-shirts and accessories for men that feature the signature barbed wire emblem. Ten percent of the company’s profits are donated to Texas-focused charities as part of its Ten for Texas initiative to give back to communities around the state.

The 787 square-foot store will open on May 10 at 1653 River Run between Drybar and BONOBOS.

For more information, visit westbendfw.com and or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT WESTBEND

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include Bluemercury, Bonobos, CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Popbar, Silver Fox, Susiecakes, Tyler’s, Warby Parker, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.com or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT TRADEMARK PROPERTY CO.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT MARINE LAYER

Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based independent retailer that has redefined soft through a line of sustainable, custom-made fabrics. Founded in 2010, Marine Layer was born when CEO Michael Natenshon sought a new T-shirt as soft as the beloved old tee his girlfriend had thrown in the trash. After taking over a year to perfect a custom fabric, Natenshon released Marine Layer’s first batch of tees. What began as a men’s T-shirt line is now a lifestyle apparel brand for men and women that celebrates a 7-day weekend lifestyle with soft fabrics and easy-to-wear styles. Marine Layer is committed to creating quality clothing that’s responsibly made in the US and abroad. Learn more at marinelayer.com.

ABOUT TEXAS STANDARD

Texas Standard is a men’s apparel line founded with a simple mission: to stand apart as the premium clothing brand Texans can call their own and make the Lone Star State a better place while doing so. Launched by Drew and Christine Bagot in 2016, the company was born out of the couple’s love and pride for their home state of Texas and its rich legacy. The company places a heavy emphasis on philanthropy; Texas Standard is proud to donate 10% of its profits to leading Texas-focused charities across the state. For more information, visit texas-standard.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Heather Hughston
Hutson Creative
heather@hutsoncreative.com
817-992-2318

Fort Worth Magazine
Written by: Samantha Calimbahin

Luxury beauty retailer Bluemercury is expected to open its first Fort Worth location at WestBend in March, near Drybar and Woodhouse Day Spa.

The 2,300-square-foot store will carry cosmetics, skin care, makeup and perfume, along with other hair, bath and body products.

“Opening in WestBend was the obvious choice for us as the client is incredibly chic and on-trend,” Bluemercury COO and co-founder Barry Beck said in a statement. “With our latest Bluemercury store, our eighth in Texas, we will bring luxury beauty products to the doorstep of the superwomen of Fort Worth.”

Bluemercury joins other recently opened tenants like menswear retailer Bonobos, bakery SusieCakes and popsicle shop Popbar. Bartaco is expected to open this year as well.

WestBend is located at University Drive and River Run. Developer Trademark Property Company is planning Phase II of the project, which will expand the property south on an adjacent 3.5-acre tract. According to a news release, conceptual planning is underway for additional retail space, a hotel and multifamily units. WestBend will span 670,000 square feet at full build-out.

“We are creating a unique collection of stores and restaurants at the property for both our guests and office tenants, which have been fully leased [Trademark reports WestBend’s 190,203 square feet of office space is occupied],” Trademark Property CEO Terry Montesi said in a statement. “The coming months will be exciting as the local community gets to experience everything new WestBend has to offer.”

Fort Worth Magazine
Written by: By Franchesca Barua

One of the fastest-growing frozen dessert concepts is opening in Fort Worth this week.

Popbar, a New York City-based gelato shop, is opening in WestBend on Friday. The concept’s first-ever Texas location will span 1,021 square feet in a space between HG Sply Co. and CorePower Yoga, at 1621 River Run, Suite 171.

Popbar will serve handcrafted gelato, sorbetto, and yogurt on a stick, as its name implies. Customers will have the chance to make their own custom creation using Popbar’s menu of 40-plus rotating flavors, dippings and toppings.

“Popologists” will produce small batches of 26 popbars at a time, made in-house and using natural ingredients. Additionally, Popbar will offer other frozen sweets such as frozen hot chocolate, popBites, and Ultimate Double Shakes — a blend of any two Popbars, garnished with chocolate flakes. Popbars are completely gluten-free, as are most of the toppings, with the exception of the crushed waffle cone.

“Popbar has an especially unique story —  it is a concept we pursued in direct response to customer requests for a place to have frozen treats at WestBend,” said Terry Montesi, CEO of Trademark Property Co., which manages WestBend. “We’re happy we were able to deliver on this and look forward to announcing additional new-to-market tenants in the coming months.”

Media Contact:
Maggie Holley, 214-373-1601

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) – WestBend’s tenant list is growing again with the announcement that popular men’s apparel retailer, Bonobos, will open at the University District mixed-use development.

“Bonobos is a prime example of the kind of forward-thinking retailer we want at WestBend,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “In response to the growth of online shopping, Bonobos rethought the process of how we purchase clothes, and ultimately how they engage with their customer. In the same way, we are rethinking how we curate our retail space at WestBend by focusing on adding tenants, design elements and amenities that create a unique experience. We’re excited that Bonobos has selected WestBend for its first Fort Worth Guideshop; it’s a natural fit.”

Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of flattering men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States focused on providing better-fitting clothing with exceptional customer service. Its innovative e-commerce Guideshops deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to shop the brand in person. Bonobos will open a 1,200-square-foot location between Warby Parker and Drybar.

“WestBend is an incredible shopping district who’s become known for hosting up-and-coming, forward-thinking retailers,” said Erin Ersenkal, Chief Revenue Officer at Bonobos. “When an opportunity came up for us to open a Guideshop in the Fort Worth area, we jumped at the chance. We’ve seen tremendous success at our Plano and Dallas locations so Fort Worth was a natural next step for us.”

Bonobos adds to the growing list of fresh, new-to-Fort Worth concepts opening at WestBend, which also includes previously announced tenants, Warby Parker, SusieCakes, Bartaco and Popbar.

WestBend’s new tenants are part of a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering a critical mass of contemporary retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experience, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity. In addition to new retail, restaurants, and a newly debuted 26-work public art program, other redevelopment initiatives include new office space, valet and free covered parking, and a number of unique property amenities.

The redevelopment will continue with phase II, which will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a signature hotel, and multi-family units.

At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of walkable urban retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.

About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb, Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.com or follow WestBend on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Bonobos

Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, excellent customer experience, and a fun approach to menswear. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States, offering a full menswear assortment. In 2011 Bonobos pioneered the innovative offline concept, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce stores that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into all 118-doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. In 2017, Bonobos was acquired by Walmart for $310 million. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, and was twice awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City”. Visit www.bonobos.com.