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Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 May 22 - 5:16pm

Comfortable design, improved patient flow among features of new Texas Oncology facility.

Construction is underway for Texas Oncology’s new cancer center, a consolidation of the organization’s Eighth Avenue, 12th Avenue and Klabzuba facilities. The new facility, located at 500 Henderson St., is expected to open in spring 2018. Texas Oncology will occupy three of the four...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 22 - 4:39pm

Lauren Doeren-Barnett moves from working in advertising and marketing to building a nonprofit aimed at bringing homeless people to self-sufficiency.

Lauren Doeren-Barnett was working in development for a Fort Worth architecture firm when she took her daughter in 2014 to volunteer at Beautiful Feet Ministries, a nonprofit benefitting homeless men. “I quickly realized how wrong I was about the homeless population,” says Doeren-...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 22 - 3:44pm

One TCU student's memories of chronic illness and hospital stays leads to a startup that wants to bring virtual reality programming into children's hospitals, helping patients cope with pain, anxiety and depression.

As an elementary school student, Christine Clutterbuck was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a painful, chronic inflammatory bowel disease. In and out of the hospital for two years, during which she underwent several surgeries, Clutterbuck, now a TCU senior, has been symptom-free since she was...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 19 - 4:38pm

Jorge Varela, with 14 startups in his back pocket, left that world years ago to raise his four children. With the youngest in college, they’ve given him the green light to return to the starting line.

It’s the one business Jorge Varela, a gearhead, dreamed of: starting an automobile design house. But with no idea how that one could happen, Varela’s leaving that one aside for now. “I wanted to do it big time, take it public,” says Varela, an apparent gearhead who says his...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 19 - 4:27pm

How fast will Fort Worth development adjust to energy disruption and a future of fewer cars on the road?

It was a jarring statement, especially in Texas, whose denizens consider the ability to drive around one-per-Suburban nearly a birthright. “Any child born today will never drive, never, ever,” Tony Seba, the futurist who’s predicting the demise of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles and...

Posted By Molly Jenkins on 2017 May 19 - 4:13pm

A former auto body shop is now a favored Fort Worth coworking space for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Working from home has its perks, but it doesn’t have the same vibe of a big community. coLAB combines the perks of personal space with the energy of a community to create the ideal work environment. coLAB coworking space sits at 262 Carroll St. – near an area busy with car dealerships...

Posted By Scott Nishimura on 2017 May 19 - 4:02pm

Al Micallef parlays a lifelong rubber products play into ranching, horses, restaurants, and, lately, cigars. It’s put 250 children of his employees through college. And he's not done yet.

ALPINE – It’s dinnertime on a Thursday at the original Reata restaurant in downtown Alpine overlooking Texas’ Davis Mountains, the place is crowded, and owner Al Micallef is at the bar, having his usual Coke Zero. This is a roundabout spot for a kid who grew up in Detroit; hated...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Apr 28 - 4:46pm

Two custom clothing stores are expected to open in the The Shops at Clearfork this fall – Double R, a shop for women, and Q Clothier, a shop for men. Both stores, owned by the Ratan family (husband-and-wife team Ravi and Jen Ratan own Double R, while Ravi’s brother Raja owns Q Clothier...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Apr 28 - 4:43pm

Topgolf opens in Fort Worth on May 5, sporting 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and two bars, along with a rooftop terrace and fire pit. Private event and meeting space, more than 200 high-definition TVs and free WiFi are also available in the 65,000-square-foot venue...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Apr 28 - 4:41pm

Mexican restaurant Meso Maya plans to open two locations in Fort Worth – one in Trinity Commons at 3050 South Hulen St., Suite A, in the former Rockfish location, and another in the Kress Building downtown, according to Blythe Grates, marketing director at Firebird Restaurant Group. Though...

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