Downtown Fort Worth to Get a Grocery Store

Neighbor's House Grocery

A new grocery store is the first of several street-level retail outlets that are part of the First on 7th project — a renovation of the 21-story tower formerly known as Bank of America Center.

Neighbor's House Grocery is set to open later this year at 500 W. Seventh St. Facing Sixth Street on the north side of the building, the store will feature a café and juice bar, fresh produce and a wide selection of wines in addition to standard grocery fare.

Owner of Neighbor's House Grocery, Kyle Cowan, is a chef whose resume spans restaurants across the South and West, including his role as executive chef at Water Grill in Dallas. Along with grocery staples, Cowan will offer chef-prepared meals that are ready-to-eat or cook-at-home. Neighbor's House Grocery will also have a lunch bistro, as well as a selection of wine and local craft beer.

More improvements to the building are underway, including a new pedestrian-friendly green space for its surrounding plaza. 

The need for a grocery store has long permeated the conversations of downtown residents. But others have tried and failed, like the most recent closure of In the Sack on Throckmorton Street. 

“With increasing numbers of people living and working in the central business district, and with many more downtown residential projects in the works or on the drawing board, Neighbor’s House Grocery is poised to meet a real and growing need in this part of the city,” Red Oak Realty president Jack Clark said in a statement.

Renderings by B. Russo Designs