Comings and Goings Nov. 15

DFW is getting a big taste of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. The Hawaii-based chain currently operates in Washington, Iowa and California. It also has spots in the Philippines and Japan. Among its offerings are Hawaiian-influenced burgers, as you may have expected, such as The Hawaiian, a teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple. The first Texas location will be at 4712 Colleyville Blvd.

A new mixed-used development is in the works on the Near Southside across from Broadway Baptist Church. The 209-unit, five-story building will dedicate 2,600 square feet to retail space on the lower floor and offer four studio lofts. Located at the corner of Jennings and Broadway, South 400 Apartments will include a Sky Lounge that will overlook Fort Worth’s skyline. Pre-leasing begins in mid 2016.

Heim’s Barbecue, started by Travis and Emma Heim in February, is undergoing some big changes due to overwhelming popularity. In March locals can expect to see a transition from the food truck to a brick-and-mortar location in the former Mijo’s Fusion spot at 1109 W. Magnolia Ave.

Walmart recently announced a new center dedicated to filling online orders that will set up shop in Fort Worth. Opening early next year, the nearly 1 million-square-foot facility will grant 275 full-time positions. In October 2013, Walmart opened its first e-commerce fulfillment center in Fort Worth.

And speaking of superstores, At Home has announced a new Fort Worth location. The 108,000-square-foot home décor destination, located at 2201 Porter Creek Drive, makes the seventh store in the Metroplex. This new location will bring approximately 25 jobs to Fort Worth.

Can a city really ever have enough options for fried chicken? The answer is no. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is set to open in Spring 2016 at 1065 W. Magnolia Ave. Known for its spicy recipe, the 3,720-square-foot restaurant opened its first location in Tennessee nearly 60 years ago. Sides include the classics like potato salad, beans and cole slaw. All are made in-house daily, as are the restaurant’s pies.

An Austin bike shop has expanded to Fort Worth. Mellow Johnny’s will be located at Clearfork’s Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center. In addition to a showroom full of road, mountain, hybrid and children’s bikes, Mellow Johnny’s offers lifestyle apparent and will operate and manage the cycling center at The Trailhead.

Stage West’s co-producer and artistic director, Jim Covault, who served the theater for 35 years, has announced his retirement. Covault will continue to contributor as a director or actor but will no longer be in a leadership role.
—FWTX Staff