FORT WORTH, Texas (November 14, 2023) – Crockett Row, the mixed-use urban village in the heart Fort Worth’s cultural district, announced a new name for the development – Artisan Circle. In addition, a strategic plan to revitalize the property has been unveiled, including the addition of gathering spaces, enhanced wayfinding, updated signage and lighting and improved accessibility.
Acquired by Younger Partners in August 2022, Artisan Circle is comprised of five city blocks in the Southeast quadrant of University Drive and West 7th Street, extending to Foch Street on the east and Morton to the south. The redevelopment will start with the installation of new hydraulic elevators in three of the five parking garages—in the North Central, South Central and Southeast areas. These elevators will provide easier and more efficient access from upper parking levels to shopping and dining destinations. In addition, two new valet locations are planned within the North Central and South Central parking garages, ensuring convenient drop-off and pick-up locations for visitors to the central courtyard on Crockett Street.
“Artisan Circle is more than just a new name; it’s a symbol of the vibrant transformation and creative changes we are making. We’re inspired by the beauty and artistry that surrounds us in the Cultural District – from the world-renowned museums to the masterpieces they hold. Our vision is the advancement of this development and the creation of a vibrant hub where people can gather, dine and explore the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural District,” said Kathy Permenter, co-managing partner of Younger Partners.

The central courtyard on Crockett Street will undergo extensive hardscape improvements,
including the installation of new benches, modernized lighting and lush landscaping. Outdoor dining patios will be redesigned to enhance the overall dining experience. New lighting and wayfinding improvements will be implemented in the central paseos, forging a stronger connection to the central courtyard. The paseos will also feature state-of-the-art digital and interactive directories to guide visitors to shopping and dining destinations, along with new monument and directional signage. Real-time parking garage capacity indicators for the 1,500 parking spaces in the development’s five garages will further enhance the visitor experience.
Parking is free with validation in all five garages for Artisan Circle patrons. Prioritizing safety and security, technology upgrades including security cameras and enhanced lighting will be implemented throughout the property.
In addition, two large-format, outdoor digital displays are proposed on buildings along West 7th and University to showcase local imagery including icons, locations, artists and fine art. “Our commitment is to enhance accessibility, aesthetics and the overall user experience – to ensure that Artisan Circle becomes an iconic Fort Worth destination,” said Permenter. “From colors, textures, lights, sounds and tastes – we’re focused on each sense and detail.”
As part of the long-term revitalization plan, the proposed closure of Crockett Street, between Norwood Street and Currie Street, aims to improve pedestrian access between restaurants and shops around the central courtyard. This initiative will create a safe, walkable gathering area for visitors and a stronger connection to adjacent outdoor dining.
Artisan Circle is home to more than 25 upscale dining, wellness and entertainment options with several new restaurants and retailers preparing to open in the development. Planned openings by the end of the first quarter of 2024 include Terra Mediterranean, La Cabrona and Si Tapas restaurants and the Rose Couture Nail Bar.

Construction is scheduled to commence in January 2024 and is expected to take 12 to 18
months to complete. Scott & Reid General Contractors will oversee the construction of these improvements. Several consultants are also involved in the revitalization project, including Bennett Partners Architecture and Design; L.A. Fuess Partners, Structural Engineer; Summit Consultants, Inc., Mechanical Engineer; Dunaway, Civil Engineer; GoVision, LLC, Audio Visual and IT Consultant; Eva Thornton, Branding Design; Susan Watt, Marketing and Public Relations Consultant; Comet Signs, Signage and Wayfinding; 2cLighting, Lighting Designer; and Campise Consulting & Inspections, LLC, Elevator Consultant.
For more information about Artisan Circle, please visit or follow them on social media @ArtisanCircleFW.
About Artisan Circle
Artisan Circle, a 282,805-square-foot urban village, is the vibrant crossroads for dining, art and entertainment in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Encompassing five walkable blocks, this vibrant streetscape features salons and spas, gourmet and fast-casual restaurants and bars, virtual reality gaming and a movie theater. Learn more at
About Younger Partners
Dallas-based Younger Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm providing
investment, leasing and management services to investors and tenants in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. They specialize in the acquisition and disposition of land, multifamily, office, industrial and retail properties. Younger Partners Investments (YPI) is a Younger Partners platform designed to acquire retail properties. Launched in July 2020, YPI targets retail properties from lifestyle to neighborhood centers throughout the DFW area. Younger Partners and YPI are also affiliated with newly formed Apricus Realty Capital. For more information, please visit

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