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FALL 2013

At age 90, this vintage station remains a vital part of the community

Home Sweet Firehouse

LET THE GOOD FOOD ROLL The food truck trend offers a movable feast

A CUT ABOVE Goldwaves’ Judy Rice celebrates life

around town with mary rogers First Chapter Book Club debuts Oct. 22

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all in Fort Worth always promises cooler weather, richer colors and patio-perfect evenings. In New & Notable, you’ll discover the ideal restaurant for enjoying these beautiful days. If you’re on the go near 7th and Foch in October, you can dash into a new juice bar. Need a bike to get around town? There’s an easy – and inexpensive – way to rent one. And the soon-to-be new home of Arlington Heights Animal Hospital is nearing completion on Montgomery Street. Our local landmark for this issue seems to excite both young and old. Fire Station 18 has been serving the Arlington Heights community for 90 years. This beloved firehouse continues to support the neighborhood and shelter its brave firefighters in quaint comfort. You’ll also get to know local luminary Judy Rice. She’s been “chief” of Goldwaves Salon for 25 years and still finds time to help others. Want another outdoor venue possibility? Then visit one of the food parks in 76107 and nearby 76104 for some family-friendly and stomach-pleasing delights. We tell you all about them in Food & Drink. We’re also excited to unveil our new Real Estate section. Each quarter we’ll focus on a different neighborhood and keep you updated on the market data in 76107. This time we’ve paid tribute to Arlington Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods in our zip code. Lastly, I would like to personally invite you to Mary Rogers’ inaugural First Chapter Book Club on Oct. 22. You’ll find all the details as well as what’s on Mary’s nightstand in her column This & That. I hope you can join us.

ON THE COVER Engine 18 is ready and waiting outside the oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth. Photo by Kari Crowe Seher

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76107 new & notable By Todd Glasscock

that a juice bar would be a great idea for Fort Worth, and Hillary Biediger hopes to get she wanted to be at the front juices flowing in October when she end of the trend in this area. opens Juice Junkies juice bar in A juice bar also fits with her the former Greener Good space healthy lifestyle. “I have been in the Foch Street Warehouses. juicing for a long time,” she With 23 blends of premade organic said. “You’ll like the way juices available, even the most you feel.” adventurous juicers will have plenty Customers of Juice Junkies to choose from at this grab-and-go will also have raw foods, shop. vegetables and vegan foods Flavors will include such blends Organic juice bar comes and snacks available to go. as cucumber-apple, nonalcoholic to Foch Street. Photo courtesy of Juice Junkies Other menu items will include mojito and fennel. Each of the kombucha tea and coldjuice mixtures — cold-pressed in a brewed coffee. Additionally, process that preserves nutrients — Biediger will present juice-cleanse programs are original recipes developed by the one-time on occasion for those interested in detoxifying ballet dancer and local actor, who has spent with juices. time bartending and working in restaurants in Although it’s primarily a takeout business, Fort Worth and New York. limited seating will be available. Juice Junkies During her time in New York, Biediger saw can be followed on Facebook. how popular juice bars were and recognized 925 Foch St. how quickly the juicing trend, and healthier eating in general, had grown. She decided

Getting juiced up

Architectural rendering of Arlington Heights Animal Hospital’s Montgomery Street location.

Pet vet opening new hospital If you have a dog, a cat, a bird, or even a snake (nonvenomous, of course) and live in the 76107 area, you’ve probably had that animal treated at Arlington Heights Animal Hospital. For 33 years, Dr. Billy Davis has treated furry, feathery and scaly family members at his Tremont Street location. Five years ago, his son Dr. Jimmy Davis joined the practice. Dr. Jimmy Davis checks out the They soon will be data cabling at the construction site. continuing their Photo and rendering courtesy of family-oriented Arlington Heights Animal Hospital service at a new, upgraded location at 1712 Montgomery St. Construction of the new animal hospital will be complete sometime in September, with a tentative opening date set for Nov. 1, said office manager Brandi Marin. Drs. Billy and Jimmy, as they are affectionately called by staff and clients alike, will provide the same care and attention they always have. “The docs are wonderful,” Marin said. “It’s a really positive environment.” The expansion to the two-story Montgomery Street facility will allow for new and expanded services that include: • Pet spa and salon • Pet hotel with variously sized suites, one pet to multiple pets • Doggy day care with indoor play yards of different sizes to accommodate smaller and larger dogs • Five exam rooms • Surgery suite • Ultrasound equipment Pets will be groomed in the first-floor “resort” and grooming area, Marin said. On the second floor will be the medical side of the clinic. Dr. Jimmy’s wife, Sarah, is assisting with the interior design. 6 Fall 2013

Light and fun Pacific Table opens

Chef Felipe Armenta keeps the menu fresh with dishes like this tuna carpaccio at Pacific Table. Photo by Kari Crowe Seher

Skim Pacific Table’s menu for a dip into the flavors of West Coast surf and turf. This new restaurant from chef Felipe Armenta, which opened in late July in University Park Village, plates signature dishes like miso-glazed salmon in black-bean sauce with sticky rice. “We have a lot of fresh fish, a wide variety,” Armenta said of the restaurant’s ever-evolving menu. Fish plates include ahi tuna salad, blackened gulf snapper and trout amandine. Along with seafood, the current menu lists grilled rib eye, a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches, as well as sushi and oysters. “We’re still tweaking our menu, still adding items,” Armenta said. Foodies familiar with The Tavern on Hulen Street will know Armenta’s culinary penchant for lighter, fun but atypical pub grub featuring such flavorful dishes as Japanese salmon and red snapper Creole. The popularity of such dishes, combined with Armenta’s experience establishing Gulfstream restaurants in California for the Houston’s restaurant chain, led to Pacific Table. “I thought it was a great fit for the area,” he said, knowing that area restaurant patrons are learning how tasty good sushi and seafood can be. Pacific Table is housed in the former La Piazza restaurant. Seating includes 20 tables inside and 10 outside on a covered patio. 1600 S. University Drive #601, 817-887-9995,

at Museum Place, West Seventh and Barden You don’t have to get your motor running. You streets; Burnett Park, don’t even need a motor to ride through town. All West Seventh and you need is a bright apple-red bike, courtesy of Burnett streets; Main and Fort Worth Bike Sharing. Weatherford streets; and For as little as $8 daily, you can skirt through West Berry Street and downtown or along Trinity Trails or through much of Cockrell Avenue. the 76107 area. And with a recent grant, riders will Currently, the Trinity Park get to cruise even more of the city. station near the Phyllis Tilley “We received another grant to expand into Bridge is the most-used places we haven’t yet been able to go,” said station, Camareno said. Kristen Camareno, Fort Worth Bike Sharing’s The sharing program executive director. is simple. Users may buy The nonprofit won a $554,610 grant in July from Cruise through town for as little as $8 a day daily, weekly, monthly or the Texas Department of Transportation to add thanks to Fort Worth Bike Sharing. annual memberships from 10 bike stations and 100 bikes, Camareno said. Currently, the program’s website or at stations. Riders also may check out bikes and pay at stations. there are 30 stations with 300 bikes The first 30 minutes are free. After that bikes must be checked throughout the city. The program in at any station, or extra usage fees kick in — $1.50 for the next was launched in April on a $1 million 30 minutes and $3 for each 30 minutes after that. Onboard GPS Federal Transit Administration grant. systems track the bike’s usage and mileage. The bikes are also Potential new stations may equipped with heavy-duty baskets, lights and city tires. include the Stockyards and Riders are welcome to give feedback on the program’s website additional stations along the Trinity about areas where they would like to see future stations, Camareno Trails system between Trinity Park said. More information and maps of station locations are available at and north Fort Worth. With the remaining funds from the original the website. grant, Bike Sharing plans to open four stations in mid-September

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Community House

This Arlington Heights fire station is a neighborhood treasure.

By Ken Roberts Photos by Kari Crowe Seher

The firefighters of Shift B share a laugh while relaxing around the kitchen table. Their camaraderie extends beyond the firehouse. 8 Fall 2013

Fire Station 18 is Fort Worth’s last neighborhood one-truck firehouse.


he alarm sounds at the corner of Carleton Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard, and the fire engine rolls from Fire Station No. 18. The Arlington Heights landmark bears no resemblance to the newer nondescript fire stations dotting Fort Worth. According to Engineer Tim Hardeman, Fort Worth Fire Department public information officer, the 1920s bungalow is more “firehouse” than fire station. He’s right. Step inside and you sense a relaxed, yet proper, hospitality, like you’d find in the home of a kindly great-aunt. Frequently enhancing this hospitality is the comforting smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies or homemade pecan pies, compliments of any one of a number of nearby residents who routinely drop by. “Gratuities cannot be accepted,” Hardeman asserts. “But baked goods are always accepted.”

Picture-postcard perfect, Station 18 is Fort Worth’s last neighborhood one-truck fire station still in service. When every other firehouse has long been shuttered, how does this one remain on active duty? “The community around us has a lot to do with that,” said Lt. Stephen Boynton, of the station’s B shift. Any time there have been discussions about possibly building and moving to a new location, neighbors from Arlington Heights and Crestline Area have convincingly expressed just how much they treasure their neighborhood firehouse and the firefighters who live and work here. “Compared to other fire stations, this is very small,” Boynton said while giving a recent tour. Three four-person crews are assigned to the station. Each crew is on duty 24 hours, then off 48 hours. Two upstairs

bedrooms sleep three firefighters. The larger bedroom (not large, only larger) holds two beds separated by a freestanding locker, and a smaller side room has one bed. The downstairs bedroom where the lieutenant sleeps is just big enough to accommodate a single bed. Having his own bedroom does not mean Boynton enjoys restful nights. Like new parents who stay half-awake all night listening for the faintest sound coming from the crib, the lieutenant keeps his ear tuned to the radio, anticipating the sleep-jarring alarm. Station 18 looks very much as it did when it opened in Fall 2013


1923. To accommodate today’s fire engines, the bay door facing Carleton Avenue was enlarged and the floor was lowered in 1986. The narrow approach to the bay remains better suited for a 1923-model fire truck and really tests a firefighter’s driving skills. Scuff marks along the driveway’s retaining walls testify that even the slightest turn of the

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wheel is enough to get the truck off course. A second bay facing Camp Bowie once housed a pumper truck but now serves as a workout room. In a feature no longer built into fire stations, a trapdoor in the bay’s ceiling opens to what was a hayloft. “When this station was built, there was still some doubt if a mechanized fire department would

A trapdoor, far left, is a throwback to a bygone era. The beds are small and perfunctory.

really work, so they supposedly built the hayloft just to be safe,� Boynton said. When the department became certain it would never again fight fires with horsedrawn pumps and boilers, the hayloft concept was abandoned. Most modern fire stations have a large industrial kitchen and a spacious dining area, and each firefighter has

an individual sleeping room, shower and a television. By contrast, only one firefighter at a time can comfortably work in Station 18’s kitchen, and meals are shared around a table nestled between the kitchen and the radio room. Three large recliners and a sofa are strategically positioned in a common area facing a single television. While some bristle

A single bell was the alarm in years past. The small kitchen allows only one firefighter at a time to prepare meals. A rookie from the force dons full firefighting bunker gear. Fall 2013


at such togetherness, the regulars at Station 18 value the friendships it cultivates. “I wanted to come here because of the camaraderie,” said firefighter James Clawson. “We even have coffee with the other shifts at shift change. That doesn’t happen everywhere.” Boynton adds, “The proximity forces us to get along. When we’re not being firefighters … we’re friends.” That’s most evident when they’re off duty, he said. Although they spend 24 hours together every third day, they frequently talk on the phone or get together with their families between shifts. Firefighter David A. Johnson, who has been with the department more than 20 years but has been assigned to Station 18 for only five months, appreciates the station’s connection with the neighborhood. “I have never experienced a station that’s as much a part of the community. It’s a people station. People show up with cookies and pies, and those who live in the neighborhoods here call it their station,” he said. “We like to go out and sit on the front porch,” Boynton said. “Neighbors are out walking their dogs. They stop; we visit and play with their dogs. That’s the way it should be, because this station belongs to them. This station is part of their community.”

Lt. Stephen Boynton, above, says, “The proximity forces us to get along. When we’re not being firefighters ... we’re friends.”

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Who is Claude? The call came over the radio dispatching Engine 18 to a late-night emergency run. Four firefighters catapulted from the firehouse kitchen into the truck bay. Reaching the bay floor, they found themselves stumbling over 400 feet of snaking fire hose. Someone, or something, had pulled four sections of heavy 4-inch hose off the truck. Engine 18 couldn’t roll down Camp Bowie Boulevard trailing all that hose. The call had to be transferred to another station. To a person, the firefighters agree that this is something they would never do. Such an act is inexplicable. Unless, of course, Claude was the culprit. Before that 2005 night, many firefighters working at Fire Station No. 18 told stories of strange, unaccountable events. And new ghostly tales continue emerging from the corner of Carleton Avenue and Camp Bowie. According to Lt. Stephen Boynton, who has been assigned to Station 18 for 20 years, encounters with Claude have been going on for decades, starting long before he arrived. Boynton told of the night two firemen were upstairs and heard him coming up the stairs. In typical firehouse-prank Claude, is that you? fashion, they hid behind the wall intent on jumping out and giving him a fright. There was just one problem: He wasn’t heading upstairs. When the footsteps reached the top unaccompanied by any physical being, the fright was on them. Engineer Tim Hardeman remembers hearing banging noises downstairs. “I knew where everyone was in the station, and no one was where that sound was coming from,” he said. While banging noises and footsteps coming up the stairs are the most common Claude encounters, there are ghostly accounts of window blinds opening and closing, doors randomly flying open, and sightings of someone sitting on the edge of a bed. Boynton shares the story that now-retired Lt. Danny Burke related about seeing a man wearing an old firefighter’s uniform sitting on the couch. Burke waved at the man and then the man just disappeared, into thin air of course. With so many encounters, the question isn’t whether Claude is real. Rather, it’s “Who is Claude?” Some people believe that Claude is the ghost of Frank Massengale, Station 18’s only firefighter to die in the line of duty, who was electrocuted in 1927 fighting a barn fire. Others think he’s a gentleman who frequently hung out at the station; that is, until he died in one of the rooms upstairs. Whoever he is, Claude is quite harmless, really. Except for that night when he pulled 400 feet of hose off Engine 18. — Ken Roberts

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With Goldwaves Salon marking its 25th birthday, Judy Rice finds plenty of reasons to celebrate.

A Cut Above By Carol Nuckols Photos by Kari Crowe Seher


each-lolling was never on Judy Rice’s if-money-were-no-object wish list. Instead, 30 years ago, envisioning her goals, she decided, “What I would really like to do is walk into a place full of people that are alive and fun.” That would be every time she goes to work. In 1988, Rice opened Goldwaves Salon with one employee. In August, the salon celebrated its 25th birthday with nearly 30 staff members. She fosters an atmosphere of learning and personal growth — and fun. Just look at the website, Rice is

“chief”; her daughter, Leslie Winterrowd, the manager, is “mayor”; and daughter-in-law Julie Rice is “countess.” Then there are “prodigy,” “virtuoso” and “hair traffic controller.” Rice set out to create a “big, wonderful salon” like she had seen in the Northeast. “I wanted a team of people to grow.” She hires only young stylists, straight out of beauty school, and starts them on a 35-week on-the-job training course. Rather than renting space, they’re salaried, with paid vacation; ongoing education; and travel expenses to places like New York, Miami and California for training. “The mission is to give them a career instead of a job.” Fall 2013


Goldwaves Salon 5137 El Campo Ave. 817-731-8888

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Says Angie Pulido, Rice’s first employee, who’s still with Goldwaves, “The security is there. You always know how much your check’s going to be.” Stylists are provided with products: “The only thing we have to buy is our blow dryer and our shears.” Customers are considered salon customers rather than an individual stylist’s, and Rice implements business practices she has studied for years. “She’s always a step — no, five steps — ahead of everybody else,” says Pulido. “She’s a visionary.” The El Campo location originally was a four-room house built around 1917; Rice has added on, and there’s room for further expansion upstairs. Not that it’s all been easy. On opening day in 1988, she underwent a lumpectomy and was diagnosed

with cancer. She had insisted on local anesthesia. “I had to open Goldwaves. I came on to work.” A mastectomy and reconstructive surgery followed; in 1992, the cancer recurred. That time, she underwent chemotherapy and radiation, but she continued to work. Staying busy kept her from dwelling too much on the disease. She shrugs off the effort. “Anybody could do it.” She adds, though, “You gotta want to.” Rice started volunteering at the

Judy Rice’s mission is give her stylists a career instead of a job. Her first employee, Angie Pulido, is still with Goldwaves.

American Cancer Society, speaking to new cancer patients about grooming and attitude — one of many volunteer efforts over the years. She recently wrote an essay in a charity contest, winning $5,000 for Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County to buy a van to transport homeless veterans. She also has worked with Easter Seals, the Doris Kupferle Breast Center and Cuisine for Healing; she donates to many causes and helps meet “individual needs” by sending a gift card or basket. Again, she shrugs it off. She credits Westworth Church of Christ, which she attended as a child and with her own children, with instilling a giving attitude. “It’s just what you do — it’s how we’re supposed to live.” As a young stylist, Rice worked in local salons, aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean and in New York. “My goal in life was to have fun, and I was very successful.” Now working three days a week, she grows an organic garden, attends Christ Chapel Bible Church, travels, and spends time with her three grandsons and her mother, Mildred Roten, who turns 100 on Sept. 6. Rice plans to throw a party. But then, that’s typical. She throws parties for new hires. Monthly staff meetings include potluck meals. They pick a theme for Halloween costumes. As Rice says, “We celebrate everything.” Fall 2013


food & drink

Talk about a movable feast. Food trucks in and near 76107 offer a mouthwatering array of culinary delights, from the humble hot dog and simple sub to downright gourmet fare. Still, the wide range of sustenance provides only part of the appeal. Indeed, the hungry flock to these parklike settings for the communal vibe as well as activities ranging from live music and dog parades to Frisbee and football. Here’s a quick tour of these mobile hot spots. Let the good times — and the good food — roll.

Let the Good Food Roll By Lisa Martin Photos by Kari Crowe Seher

You can find the Gastro Bomber at the Clearfork Food Park just off University Drive. 18 Fall 2013

The Clearfork Food Park is also on the Trinity Trail system overlooking the river. Fred’s Texas Cafe, with its Smoke Wagon and permanent bar, caters to park goers as well as passing cyclists and pedestrians on the Trail’s route. And Good Karma Kitchen offers healthful choices for the extra-conscientious diners.

Clearfork Food Park 1541 Merrimac Circle

Clearfork’s rotating stable of six trucks — soon to expand to eight — offers everything from Italian, Indian, Asian and German food to pizza, tacos, ice cream and more, in a family-friendly setting. “The trucks aren’t the only draw; it’s being along the Trinity River, where you get people biking or having yoga classes or playing live music,” says Christina MacMicken, co-owner of the Good Karma Kitchen food truck. “The vendors and the crowd are extremely friendly.” Clearfork offers covered seating and shaded picnic tables, bike racks convenient to Trinity Trails and a big-screen TV. The location also boasts a permanent bar from Fred’s Texas Cafe. Weekends are hopping, with upwards of 1,000 visitors at a time. Clearfork is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Check the website for hours and the schedule of events, including the daily lineup of trucks.

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Food Park @ Thistle Hill 1509 Pennsylvania Ave.,

Since opening May 1, the Food Park @ Thistle Hill in nearby 76104 has become a Monday through Friday lunchtime destination for the area’s hospital workers and even many ambulatory patients. “We open the carriage house so that people can eat out of the sun, and quite often we will set up croquet or badminton on the lawn,” says Stephanie Montero, development director for Historic Fort Worth, which oversees the venture. Among the most popular of the many rotating trucks are The Lunch Box (for salads and sandwiches), the Cajun-inspired A Taste of Louisiana, Salsa Limón and Cup Cakin. Insider tip: Visit on Monday, the quietest day of the week.

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With favorites like The Wiener Man and The Fat Truck moving out of state and country, respectively, the former 7th Street Food Court is now home to a single standout: Chile Pepper Grill. “We get a lot of repeat customers because we’re open so late,” says affable owner Manuel Gonzalez. He’s parked there Wednesday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Among the most popular menu items is the huarache, which Gonzalez describes as a Mexican pizza. The quesadillas and veggie tacos have amassed a following, too. Photo courtesy of Chile Pepper Grill Fall 2013


Fort Worth Food Park’s new owner, Chuck Briant, suggests coming to the park as a family so everyone can sample something different from the various trucks.

Fort Worth Food Park 2509 Weisenberger St.

The trailblazer of the Fort Worth food truck scene, Fort Worth Food Park first welcomed customers in December 2011. Visitors are encouraged to bring their pets and their iPads, the latter thanks to free Wi-Fi. “I always suggest people who come here for the first time come as a family, so everyone can get something from every truck and taste it and share it,” says owner Chuck Briant, who notes that the park has become a go-to destination for birthday parties. The location, open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, accommodates six food trucks in addition to a cantina.

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For some 13 years, florist Bill Bostelmann has lived above his Flowers on the Square shop in an industrial district on the eastern edge of 76107. His West Bank Landing home, with a party-worthy balcony complete with fireplace and a view of the river, has been the setting of a number of charity events and even more private celebrations. But in February, Bill sold his property to a Dallas developer, who gobbled up almost 30 acres east of Montgomery Ward Plaza and plans to build a hotel, shops, restaurants and apartments. Well, Bill might have been persuaded to leave his home, but he wasn’t about to forsake that river view. So he found another location that hugs the Trinity, this one with a prevailing south breeze and 3 acres of ground. Construction on this White Settlement Road site began in July. “I’m calling it the North Bank,” he says. Yes, he’ll live above the flower shop, just as he did before. In fact, much of this new place will be a reflection of the old one. Walking through the construction site with contractor Steven Chojnowski leading the way, Bill steps onto the party-sized balcony. “We’ll have a fireplace here,” he says, just like the old place. Doors and windows salvaged from the West Bank property will be used again here. One acre of the 3-acre tract is dedicated to his shop and home. He sold a chunk for a single home and plans a few condos on the remaining land. He hopes the new Flowers on the Square will open by early November. He says the West Bank Landing site will come down Oct. 15, but he won’t be there to see it. “I can’t watch,” he says.

Farmers markets There are two outdoor markets in 76107: The first-Saturday market at Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, is a once-a-month deal, but the new Cowtown Farmers Market, smack in the middle of the University of North Texas Health Science Center campus, is open every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. If you haven’t been to the market at BRIT, Sept. 7 is the time to go. Shop the stalls, then go inside for an exhibit honoring Japan’s Makino Botanical Garden, watch a tea ceremony and peruse a kimono display. Don’t forget to check out BRIT’s gift shop. It’s a secret garden of delightful finds. 26 Fall 2013

Bill Bostelmann’s West Bank Landing home and flower shop, shown here, will be razed to make way for development. Construction is under way on his new place.

The Cowtown market at UNT, just off Camp Bowie Boulevard and Clifton Street, opened in August and is drawing about 10 to 12 vendors every Thursday. As more people find this closeto-home market, it’s sure to grow, but parking can be confusing. Fret not. Leave your car in the school’s garage right beside the vendors’ booths. It’s free and easy. Look for the sign.

You’re invited I’m calling it “First Chapter,” but if you like it well enough to come again, you can help name this new once-a-quarter book club sponsored by 76107 Magazine and its sister publication, 360 West.

Here’s the deal. Individuals and book clubs are invited to attend a panel discussion of The Son, by Philipp Meyer, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at BRIT, 1700 University Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a wine reception; discussion begins at 6 p.m. and is over at 7 p.m. so book clubs and friends can go to dinner or have a drink and continue the discussion. The program is gratis, of course, and yes, it’s for everyone, not just for 76107 folk. Wanna go? All you need is a reservation. RSVP to 817-632-8100, ext. 1103, or email The Son is a big Texas saga that will interest both men and women. The author mentions several Fort Worth folk on the acknowledgements page, and some of them will be on the panel. For more about panel members, watch for the ad in the October issue of 360 West. Please come.

Author, author Carmen Goldthwaite — writer in residence for the Schieffer School of Journalism’s Texas Center for Community Journalism, former Schieffer School teacher and now a 76107 resident — will sign copies of Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History on Sept. 21 following a 10 a.m. lecture at FWISD Archives, 2720 Cullen St., in 76107. Texas history lovers will want this little title for their library.

The Cowtown market at UNT, open Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., offers about a dozen vendors. Photos by Mary Rogers

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Suzy Williams for recommending Mary Coin by Marisa Silver to me. Inspired by the iconic photo of the migrant mother who became the face of the Great Depression, it is a story well told, a good selection for book clubs, I think. Other readers recommended a number of books that I haven’t gotten to yet, but I will. I read the most current ones first. I plowed through Dan Brown’s Inferno, which is fun and fast and exactly what you expect. I liked And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, but not as much as The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Set in North Korea, Orphan Master is the story of a man with a surprisingly tender heart. Of course I read The Son, the first selection

for the First Chapter Book Club, which will meet Oct. 22, and then I read Stephen Harrigan’s Remember Ben Clayton. I always enjoy Harrigan’s work. There were other titles, too: a western by C.J. Box; a short story collection by Edna Ferber; The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman; and a wonderful little tome called If you Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende, an obituary writer for a small-town newspaper in Alaska. Right now I’m reading Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn, a Fort Worth scribe many of you know. Now I’m looking forward to the next Jojo Moyes book, The Girl You Left Behind, and The Daughters of Mars by Australian writer Thomas Keneally.

Mary Rogers is a freelance writer who lives in 76107. Reach her at


upcoming events Art is in the air, along with plants, fall foliage and family fun. Compiled by Janna Franzwa Canard

Fort Worth Community Art Center Forty-five jury-selected regional artists will be featured at Historic Fort Worth’s 11th annual “Preservation is the Art of the City” art show and sale. A portion of the proceeds supports HFW programs, including McFarland House and Thistle Hill. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6-Sept. 28. Free. 1300 Gendy St. 817-738-1938 Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Iris Society

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Family Evening Drop-In • Scarecrows! Build your own to decorate your home or garden, Sept. 19. • Pumpkin Carving at the Garden! Carve a masterpiece with the whole family, Oct. 17. • Flashlight Fun! Grab your flashlight and take a guided nighttime hike around the garden, Nov. 14. These come-and-go programs begin in the greenhouse classroom, with no advance registration needed. 6-7 p.m. Free. Iris and Daylily Sale The Fort Worth Iris Society and the North Texas Daylily Society team up to sell these beauties. Come early to get the best selection. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, garden center conservatory. Fall Plant Sale Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials, native Texas plants, decorative grasses, shrubs and bulbs. Stock up at the fall plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden Fall colors come to life during this festival offering traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking and tea ceremonies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3; $6 adults, $4 children 4-12. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 817-871-7686

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Daniel Blagg’s Vivian is part of “Preservation is the Art of the City.”

At the Museums • The Amon Carter hosts “Color! American Photography Transformed,” featuring 75 vibrant photographs that examine how color has revolutionized this prevailing art form. Oct. 5, 2013Jan. 5, 2014. Free. • “Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy” brings together the artwork that adorned the president’s suite at the Hotel Texas on Nov. 22, 1963. Originally orchestrated by the late Amon Carter Board President Ruth Carter Stevenson, this installation celebrated the Kennedys’ overnight visit to Fort Worth. Oct. 12, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014. Free. Related gallery talk: “The Kennedys in Fort Worth” featuring art historian Scott Grant Barker, 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. • One hundred years after his death, “¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada” spotlights more than 50 works of the estimated 15,000 the Mexican artist completed. The chosen images depict male figures, outlaws, fugitives, demons, lovers, politicians and matadors in Mexico. Oct. 19, 2013-April 6, 2014. Free. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-738-1933

Kimbell Art Museum • “The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago” When the so-called Armory Show of modern art hit New York and then Chicago in 1913, Americans, accustomed to realism, were shocked. Nowadays, Picasso and Matisse are considered modern masters. Works of theirs, from the first half of the 20th century, are joined in this show by examples from Miró, Chagall, Brancusi, Giacometti, Dalí and others. The Kimbell is the only venue for the exhibition of nearly 100 works, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago from its own collection. Oct. 6, 2013-Feb. 16, 2014. $16 adults, $14 seniors 60+/students with ID, $12 children 6-12. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-332-8451 The Modern • “México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990” examines contemporary art of central Mexico and Mexico City from the 1990s until the present day, featuring approximately 60 works by 23 artists. Sept. 15, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014. $10 3200 Darnell St. 817-738-9215

Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1980, silver dye-bleach print, © 1981 Sandy Skoglund.

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Bordered by Camp Bowie Boulevard, Montgomery Street and Interstate 30, the Westside neighborhood of Arlington Heights has been home and haven to families since its origin in 1890. What began as ranch land and then became a dairy farm on the outskirts of Fort Worth slowly evolved into one of the most desirable areas in which to build a home. It was annexed by the city of Fort Worth in 1922, and thousands of trees from the Trinity River valley were transplanted, eventually growing into a cool, green forest to welcome residents and visitors alike. The neighborhood is renowned for its charm-laden Craftsman bungalows and English-cottage-type homes, many of which have been painstakingly restored to period detail, while providing all the modern conveniences homeowners enjoy. The neighborhood also has the distinction of walk-friendly sidewalks, perfect for leisurely evening strolls to connect with neighbors and make new friends. — Marci Linn

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76107 monthly home sales Build-out year: Began with a select few dwellings in 1890, started in earnest in 1922 when area was annexed by the city of Fort Worth Estimated number of homes: 694 (Chamberlain Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights and Arlington Heights West, per Tarrant Appraisal District) Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association dues: $15 per year; $10 for 65 and older Nearby attractions: Cultural District (museums and Will Rogers Complex), University of North Texas Health Science Center, Camp Bowie Boulevard shops and restaurants

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Business Biographies Local businesses and branches are an important part of the fabric of any community. They not only provide the bulk of jobs in the area, but contribute significantly to the local tax base – which funds schools, parks, road improvements and a host of other benefits such as police, fire and rescue services. In addition, these local businesses give of their time, money and other resources directly to the community in a variety of charitable ways. On the pages that follow are the stories of several of these local businesses, some that have been around for years and others relatively new. We encourage you to learn about the people behind each of these companies and to build an even stronger local economy by supporting them with your patronage.

A Lost Treasure | Art District Dental | Audi by Baillargeon | Bloom Real Estate Group | Bottega Design Gallery Carson Hearing Care | Dermatology & Laser Center of Fort Worth | John Zimmerman/Briggs Freeman | Peter Ku, D.D.S. Roy Pope Grocery | Sphere Fitness | Vintage Floors | Wells Fargo Home Mortgage | West Magnolia Plastic Surgery

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Bloom Real Estate Group Zareen Khan, Mary Carolyn Gatzke and Ashley Mooring 3221 Collinsworth St., Suite 130, Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-420-6200

For Zareen Khan, Mary Carolyn Gatzke and Ashley Mooring, it’s a new venture. The three women have teamed together to bring Fort Worth a fresh approach to residential real estate. Mary Carolyn and Ashley, veteran real estate agents with Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty, joined Zareen, a licensed real estate broker and attorney, in August to create Fort Worth’s “next great boutique” residential brokerage firm. It’s called Bloom Real Estate Group. According to Zareen, company president, “Bloom is a metaphor with several meanings for us. It stands for new beginnings. To be technical, a flower’s bloom can be the beautiful, successful culmination of a difficult growth process that requires nurturing and an understanding of the science behind tending a plant, much like what’s required for an efficiently managed real estate transaction with an experienced agent. It just gives off a fresh,

of-the-moment feel. It fits us.” The three principals point to a “red hot” housing market and recent changes in the local residential real estate industry as the reasons for the timing of their new venture. “We want to build a brokerage that is like Fort Worth: traditional, yet trailblazing. As agents, we are forward thinking in our approach to embracing online trends in residential real estate,” Zareen explains. “We are excited to launch Bloom and spread that philosophy at the brokerage level so that every Bloom client and agent benefits from it. Between our fresh approach to what’s happening in today’s home search/sale process, our love for this city and the timing of the residential real estate market here, the opportunity for us to create our own boutique brokerage was too great to let pass.”


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Audi by Baillargeon Bobby Baillargeon, Owner DFW Audi 1701 W. Airport Freeway, Euless, TX 76040 888-632-0309 Audi Fort Worth 116 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107 866-830-5639

Bobby Baillargeon always has been passionate about cars. He’s also a little obsessed with Audi, which explains why he loves his job so much. Bobby is founder, owner and hands-on manager of Audi by Baillargeon, and he rarely misses a day of work. As a kid, spending time under the hood of a car always was fascinating. His love for automotive technology eventually lead to work as a service technician and later as a service manager. This knowledge and experience laid the groundwork for Bobby to open his own dealership in 2002. But what has made the business successful is his inherent belief that the customer relationship comes first. “It really is all about the relationship,” says Bobby. He learned from his parents and mentors, who have been building relationships in the auto industry for more than 40 years. “I just copied what they taught me. Personal, authentic service is key to the success of any business. No one likes a fake handshake.” Of course, the Audi experience itself plays a big part in customer loyalty. “My co-workers and I, as well as my boys, are obsessed with the product,” he says. “When innovation, design, workmanship and technology meet in one vehicle, it creates a driving experience that can’t be explained in words.” Bobby has built a dealership that is as sophisticated and sexy as the product he sells. “We know Audi drivers never settle,” he says. “They are educated consumers who appreciate versatile, outstanding performance and style. They’re always looking for something different – something more, and we give them more, from the moment they walk in our door.” With his two dealership locations thriving and a wide network of very satisfied Audi drivers, Bobby really is living out his passion. Not bad for a kid who loved cars.

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John Zimmerman Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 112 State St., Suite 200, Southlake, Texas 76092 817-343-0090

With more than 20 years of experience, John Zimmerman is well known for his developments and sales of luxury real estate in desirable Dallas/ Fort Worth neighborhoods. A Senior Vice President at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, John ranks in the top 1 percent of realtors in the DFW area and is recognized as a Top Producer by D Magazine. Most recently, he received the Briggs Freeman annual Spirit in the Sky Award for agents who inspire others with their enthusiasm and integrity. A previous client, Michael Berkowitz, CEO of Colonial Commercial Real Estate, says John did a remarkable job marketing his home. “John profiled my home, across from Colonial Country

Club, on TV and in print ads as well as via other media sources, bringing a qualified buyer in record time.” John turned almost 1,000 acres into customhome communities in Aledo, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Highland Village and Southlake. From that development, he says, “I gained a strong understanding of all aspects involved in the building, development and marketing of new homes and home sites. Along the way, I gained hundreds of friendships and business relationships.” John is currently developing 96 custom home sites in the LaCantera area. “John understands what people want,”

explains Colby Siratt, developer of the Montserrat luxury community just off West Loop 820. “He gets it, and his problem-solving ability is excellent. More than anything, he loves his family, works hard and sincerely cares about his clients.” John and wife Nicole are proud parents of Sarah and Jack. Sarah is a varsity cheerleader at Arlington Heights, and Jack attends All Saints Episcopal School. John is passionate about giving back to the community through philanthropic work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cowtown Ball, and Buckets and Boots, which aids rural fire departments.


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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Shahara Fowler 6550 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 111 Fort Worth, TX 76116 817-344-7141

Shahara Fowler is passionate about making homeownership a dream-come-true for families of all sizes. That’s one reason she joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a Branch Sales Manager in the DFW area three years ago. “With my imaginative business plan, my dedication to the financial services industry and the support of the Wells Fargo brand, I had no doubt I could make a lot of dreams come true,” Shahara says. And, she has, growing the Wells Fargo footprint by building on previous relationships in real estate and creating new ones. The mother of two is quick to point out that Wells Fargo has allowed her to build a better life for her own family, continuously providing the support, tools and training she needs to succeed on and off the job. With Wells Fargo’s help, Shahara has put together one of the most talented, dedicated, experienced and professional mortgage teams in DFW, and she’s kept it “local.” “We imagine ourselves as the customer, and we work as a team through each process milestone of homeownership,” she explains. “And, it’s more than homeownership. At Wells Fargo, we believe that reinvestment in our community is a social responsibility. We give, inspire, lead and give back to many non-profit organizations, helping do everything from rebuilding homes to planting trees at schools.” Traveling with her husband through Winter Park, Colo. recently, Shahara was overcome by the gratefulness of the owners of a small restaurant where the couple stopped to eat. When the owners learned she worked for Wells Fargo, they couldn’t thank her enough for the company’s annual support of the Special Olympics. “It was an experience that made me proud to be a Wells Fargo team member,” she says.

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Bottega Design Gallery Rebecca Farris 2824 Marquita Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76116 817-731-2600

With a family heritage of successful smallbusiness entrepreneurs and a genuine love for people, Rebecca Farris is making Bottega Design Gallery a premier boutique for unique tile and stone in the Metroplex and beyond. Rebecca’s venture into tile and stone dates back to a 2004 study abroad in Italy while completing her interior design degree at TCU. Following graduation, she was asked by Texas Health Care to help with a project at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. Soon after, she took a job at the old Bottega shop on Camp Bowie, helping homeowners, designers and builders create a number of beautiful projects.

“That’s where my love of tile and stone became a true passion,” Rebecca says of her stint with Bottega’s previous owners.” When they decided to dissolve the business, Rebecca was there to rescue it, firmly believing that North Texas needed all that Bottega offered, and more. She operated the new shop out of a warehouse while creating a gallery showroom on Marquita Drive, which opened last year. The new boutique is just a stone’s throw from the old Bottega store in west Fort Worth. Today, the Fort Worth native already is adding space to the showroom, creating a full “house for tile and stone.”

“Our goal is to help clients design a project that will last a lifetime,” Rebecca explains. “Our showroom is filled with unique, and some exclusive, tile and stone lines created by artisans worldwide and sure to make a statement in any home or business. “If you’re looking for something different, an alternative to traditional tile and flooring, we have it or can get it,” Rebecca explains. “The Bottega team is committed to helping you coordinate selections that perfectly complement every aspect of your project. “At Bottega Design Gallery, we transform tile and stone into timeless artwork.”

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H. Peter Ku, D.D.S. Laura Loftin, D.D.S. Darrell Pruitt, D.D.S. 3045 Hamilton Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-870-0556

Going to the dentist always has been stereotyped as a scary event. There are multiple reasons why this has happened over the years, from childhood memories to past dental experiences. When Dr. H. Peter Ku started his private practice in 1999, one of his primary goals was to place the whole patient back into health care and not just view his clients as a set of teeth. Dr. Ku grew up in a family of medical providers. His father was a pediatrician with a family practice in Indiana. One of Dr. Ku’s fondest memories is going on house calls with his father and taking the time to treat each patient’s physical and sometimes mental or emotional needs. He was able to learn from his father the importance of treating each patient as an individual. Even though health care has changed over the years, because of the increase cost of running an office, Dr. Ku still tries to take the time needed to meet the needs of every patient. A few of Dr. Ku’s famous quotes are “the most important patient at any time is the one sitting in my chair” and “the goal

of the practice is to educate our patients so they understand what we do and why we do it.” By following these goals, Dr. Ku has helped to built a solid reputation in the Fort Worth area, as can be seen in the reviews posted on different websites. Dr. Ku understands that he is unable to please every patient but his goal is to make sure every patient who is treated in the practice knows that he cares. “By treating our patients this way, we hope to break the stereotype that going to the dentist is scary.” He has built a staff of doctors and personnel with the common goal. Both Drs. Laura Loftin and Darrell Pruitt possess the same attitude as can be seen by their reviews on the Internet. Along with providing care for their patients, the practice works toward giving back to the community by supporting organizations such as TCU, Westside Little league, All Saint’s Episcopal School and other churches and organizations in the area. Dr. Ku is proud of what he has accomplished and looks forward to greater things in the future.

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Sphere Fitness Matt Stasiek, Owner 817-894-3594

Matt Stasiek is all about staying in shape to enjoy a quality of life second to none. That’s why he started Sphere Fitness shortly after he moved from Chicago to Texas last fall. After 15 years of working for other fitness companies, he decided to branch out on his own, believing he could improve quality of life for his clients. And, he is. Matt works with everyone from those who want to lose weight to golfers to weekend warriors to cancer patients. And, he does it in their homes or at nearby parks one-on-one or in small groups. “When people come to a personal trainer, it’s because they want to make a change,” Matt explains. “Sometimes that change is physical, sometimes it’s mental. They may be fighting a disease or preparing for a sport. My passion is to help them make that change.” He doesn’t need a lot of equipment for training and, what he does need, he brings with him, making it as convenient as possible for his clients. Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, a NG360° Golf Performance Specialist through Nike and a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Come January, he’ll add licensed massage therapist to his list. “I work with a variety of people with a variety of needs,” he says, “even post-rehab patients who feel they need a little extra help to get going again.” For Matt, physical fitness is about movement, the ease of doing what a person loves to do, whether it’s golf or playing with the grandkids. “Limited or painful movement takes the joy away from even the simplest pleasures,” he points out. “I help people get back in shape and enjoy life.”


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West Magnolia Plastic Surgery Emily McLaughlin, M.D., F.A.C.S. 1200 W. Magnolia Ave., Suite 110, Fort Worth, TX 76104 817-870-4833

Dr. Emily McLaughlin founded West Magnolia Plastic Surgery in 2004 in a refurbished office space on West Magnolia Avenue. Her vision helped to create a sexy and relaxing atmosphere, staffed entirely by women, to combat the intimidation and awkwardness often associated with a doctor’s visit.

West Magnolia Plastic Surgery recently celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of their state-of-the-art surgery center. Patients enjoy not only extra pampering (comfy slippers, pretty gowns, soft blankets) but also the familiarity of Dr. McLaughlin’s regular staff, all with the added convenience and

privacy that go with being able to have your procedure completed on-site. Dr. McLaughlin offers full-scope cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and noninvasive. She has a special interest in breast and body surgery.

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Roy Pope Grocery 2300 Merrick St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-732-2863

Knowing customers by name is standard at Roy Pope Grocery. Maybe that’s one reason customers have depended on the neighborhood store for their grocery needs since 1943. Today, 18 employees assist owners Bob and Renee Larance at the privately owned grocery on Merrick Street close to Sanguinet Park. Customers still are known by name, and the store continues to offer handselected produce direct from farmers and wholesale markets. The finest in prime and choice cuts of beef, chicken, veal, lamb and exotic meats as well as a variety of cheeses 42 Fall 2013

are fresh for customer selection every day. And, an array of imported products is an epicurean’s delight. “We maintain an old-fashioned way of service,” Bob points out. “That’s the way it was in the beginning, and that’s the way it is now.” Roy Pope Grocery is rich with a history of dedicated ownership that extends from the employees to its customers. Founder Roy Pope employed John LeMond in 1947 to work in his produce and grocery departments. John bought the grocery after Roy’s death in 1967 and owned it until he

retired in 1990. Then, Bob, store manager from 1975 to 1990, and Renee purchased the outfit. Through three owners and 59 years of existence in the same location, Roy Pope Grocery has continued to operate under the same principals. “We always have taken pride in finding products that our customers want,” Bob says. “We have a large selection of imported and gourmet items that cannot be found in every grocery store. Even today, we search for small companies that produce very unique, exclusive products. Only the best will do for Roy Pope.”


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Art District Dental Eric Wear, DDS 1051 Haskell St., Suite 101, Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-440-4154

Dr. Eric Wear hasn’t always been a dentist. As a Naval aircrewman in a Lockheed Martin S-3 Viking, he completed more than 100 carrier-based missions with the USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk, serving all over the world. If you ask, he’ll share some of his adventures while he literally gives you a smile makeover at Art District Dental. Art District Dental, a private practice, offers comprehensive dentistry to families under one roof — everything from teeth whitening to dentures. “We’re a small office that takes a strong interest in each patient and lends itself to an environment of trust and friendship,” Dr. Wear points out. “Because no two patients are alike, we specialize in customized dental care. It’s important that patients have a dentist who’s committed to staying for the long haul, getting to know their dental habits and their teeth.” Before purchasing Art District Dental last fall, Dr. Wear worked in private practice and with special needs patients as dental director at the Texas State Supported Living Center in Denton. A huge believer in giving back to the community, he has volunteered his services to Mission Arlington, providing free dentistry to those in need. And, he’s traveled to Costa Rica with other dentists to help folks there smile bigger and brighter. Dr. Wear, his wife, Amanda, and their 3-yearold son, Cash, love living in Fort Worth and taking an active role in their community. “We’re here to stay,” he assures.

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Vintage Floors 1112 Norwood St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-877-1564

Bryan Page opened the doors to his new shop in 2011 with the expert help of some longtime friends. In fact, he says Vintage Floors wouldn’t be the same without them. “I’ve always believed that you’re only as good as the people who support you,” Bryan explains. “And Vintage Floors has an all-star crew.” Office Manager Wendy Whitehead has worked with Bryan since the mid ’90s. Operations Manager Riggs Byther is an Eastern Hills High School friend. Sales Manager Gary Huckabay and Randy Calvin, quality control, 44 Fall 2013

also are old friends of Bryan. Son, Brady Gibson, handles logistics, and General Manager Tim York and Bryan go back a long way. Other members of the Vintage Floors team are Tyler Brewer, salesman, and Chelle Beranek, showroom coordinator. “We work hard to give our customers more than they expect, and at competitive prices,” Bryan says. “We specialize in all types of flooring — wood, stone and tile, and carpet — and handle everything from remodels to new residential and commercial construction. “New flooring enhances the look of

interior spaces and increases the value of your home or office,” he points out. “There are so many choices, colors, styles and floor materials available that it’s easy to be overwhelmed, but our team helps take out the guess work, guiding our customers along every step of the process, knowing that great service follows the customer long after the sale and installation.” Even Bryan’s mother, Elizabeth Page, and wife, Sandra Page, show up from time-to-time at the SO7 location at 1112 Norwood St. with a cake or other goodies.


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A Lost Treasure Jayna Shepherd, Owner 6703 Camp Bowie Blvd. W., Fort Worth, 76116 817-230-4828

A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, model and actress, Jayna Shepherd designed and opened A Lost Treasure after visiting boutiques during her travels around the world. “The boutique is Western chic, upscale home decor and carries one-of-a-kind items,” Jayna says. “I would love for A Lost Treasure to be known as your neighborhood boutique and one-stop shop.” The vibe is Ralph Lauren meets vintage chic, and the mix includes a variety of ladies’ fine Western boots by Lane and Double D Ranch; genuine fur vests and ponchos; leather and cowhide chairs and coffee tables; Argentina leather couches; unique pieces crafted out of reclaimed wood from churches and buildings in India; copper and rustic tables; Western jewelry; candles; goats milk soap; frames; Waterford statues; pillows and ottomans by Divine Designs; TCU items; Yellow Box flip flops; and cute Hi Y’all and Texas-themed designer T-shirts as well as groovy hand-painted vintage furniture. “I like helping local artists as well as carrying products that support a worthy cause,” Jayna says. As part of her adventures to other countries, Jayna’s ridden camels in Morocco and floated in the Dead Sea. She’s dined with world dignitaries, astronauts and celebrities; and made her home in Italy before recently moving to Fort Worth. “Being single, I thought opening A Lost Treasure is a great way to meet people as well,” Jayna says. Stop by A Lost Treasure on Camp Bowie Boulevard, and Jayna will be happy to help you find just that justright unique piece for your home or wardrobe, and share a few stories from around the world. Visit her at 6703 Camp Bowie Blvd. W., 817-230-4828, www., Tues.- Sat. 10-5, Thurs., 10-7. Fall 2013


Business Biography | Profile

Carson Hearing Care Robin S. Carson, Au.D. 5104 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 817-737-4327

For Dr. Robin Carson, audiology is more than a hearing aid. It’s the art, science and technology of complete hearing health care. This past June, after working almost 20 years for others, Dr. Carson did it — hung out her own shingle on Camp Bowie. It’s a practice that stems from her love of helping others and a congenital hearing loss in both ears. Dr. Carson started using hearing aids 12 years ago, making her a “guinea pig” for testing the latest and most advanced hearing technology available. “I understand firsthand the obstacles my patients face, and I am deeply and personally committed to helping them overcome their hearing loss,” she says. “All patients receive a tailor-made, fine-tuned plan to meet their needs. That plan is based on the extent of their hearing loss, the level of technology appropriate for their lifestyle, dexterity, cosmetic concerns and their budget. There’s a plan for everyone.” Unlike many hearing aid providers, Dr. Carson has a doctorate in audiology, qualifying her to handle the extensive scope of hearing health care, including the testing, diagnosis and management of auditory deficits for all ages, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hearing protection. “Recent studies show that seniors with an auditory loss are more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing,” she points out. “That makes it imperative to deal with hearing loss sooner than later. The sad fact is that, on average, people wait seven years after realizing there’s a problem to get help.” Being fit with hearing instruments is a process, not an event, Dr. Carson explains. It’s an improved quality of life, and she and her staff continue to work with patients long after the purchase to make sure they hear their best.



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Dermatology & Laser Center of Fort Worth William F. Cothern, D.O. 4201 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite A Fort Worth, TX, 76107 817-377-1243

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. William Cothern specializes in listening to patients about their beauty needs. Dr. Cothern is renowned not only for his friendly demeanor and impressive repertoire but also for his compassion. Over the years, Dr. Cothern has made mission trips to impoverished countries to treat those suffering with skin disorders. Back home, amazing advances in health care have allowed Dr. Cothern to offer patients the latest techniques in dermatology and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Cothern is one of the first physicians in North Texas to feature CoolSculptingTM by ZELTIQTM, a procedure that delivers effective noninvasive fat reduction, allowing patients to truly sculpt their bodies. Based on the proven science of CryolipolysisTM, the procedure reduces fat cells in treated areas by an average of 22-25 percent in just one treatment. In the hands of Dr. William Cothern and his staff, patients have access to experienced, dedicated professionals whose goals are to make sure they receive the utmost attention and the highest level of care. A wealth of information is included on their website, designed to arm you with just about everything you need to make the right decision about your skin care and beauty treatments. Still, a personal consultation is necessary to discuss your goals and the best way to achieve them. With that said, you’re invited to examine every aspect of Dr. Cothern’s Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth and call or email them if you have any questions.


dining guide

This is a partial list of restaurants in the 76107 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. Also businesses that serve primarily dessert only or do not offer complete meal service (such as bakeries) may not be listed due to space limitations. AMERICAN/ ECLECTIC SOUTHERN ••••••••••••••• Brownstone 840 Currie St. 817-332-1555 Buttons 4701 West Freeway #100 817-735-4900 Café Modern 3200 Darnell St. 817-840-2157 Daybreak Cafe & Grill 2720 White Settlement Road 817-335-0805 Fred’s Texas Cafe 915 Currie St. 817-332-0083 Gardens Restaurant 3220 Rock Springs Road 817-731-2547 Jazz Cafe 2504 Montgomery St. 817-737-0043 Kimbell Buffet 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-332-8451 Lucile’s Bistro 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-738-4761 Michaels Cuisine Restaurant 3413 W. 7th St. 817-877-3413 Montgomery Street Cafe 2000 Montgomery St. 817-731-8033 Ol’ South Pancake House 1509 S. University Drive 817-336-0311 Sweet Tomatoes 2901 W. 7th St. 817-348-8533

Asian/Sushi ••••••••••••••• Blue Sushi Sake Grill 3131 W. 7th St. 817-332-2583 Happy Bowl Thai (opening in October) 3431 W. 7th St. MK’s Sushi 2801 W. 7th St. 817-885-7677 Pho Noodle & Grill 4601 West Freeway #214 817-737-3111 Sushi Axiom 2600 West 7th St. 817-877-3331

Leah’s Sweet Treats 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-731-5223

Magnolia Motor Lounge 3005 Morton St. 817-332-3344

Piola 3700 Mattison Ave. 817-989-0007

McKinley’s Fine Bakery 1616 S. University Drive #301 817-332-3242

Rodeo Goat Ice House 2836 Bledsoe St. 817-877-4628

Ristorante La Piazza 2930 Bledsoe St. 817-334-0000

Nothing Bundt Cakes 4603 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-989-2253

Tommy’s Hamburger Grill 5228 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-569-1111

Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza 5716 Locke Ave. 817-731-4466

Panera Bread 1700 S. University Drive 817-870-1959

French ••••••••••••••• Saint-Emilion 3617 W. 7th St. 817-737-2781

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 1505 S. University Drive 817-336-6676

Roy Pope Grocery 2300 Merrick St. 817-732-2863

Szechuan 5712 Locke Ave. 817-738-7300

Swiss Pastry Shop 3936 W. Vickery Blvd. 817-732-5661

Tai-Pan 3020 W. 7th St. 817-335-6027

The Cup 3909 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-735-5226

Thailicious 4601 West Freeway #206 817-737-8111

The Cupcake Cottage 5015 El Campo Ave. 817-732-5670

Tokyo Cafe 5121 Pershing Ave. 817-737-8568

BARBECUE ••••••••••••••• Angelo’s 2533 White Settlement Road 817-332-0357

Bakeries/Delis ••••••••••••••• Blue Bonnet Bakery 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-731-4233

Railhead Smokehouse 2900 Montgomery St. 817-738-9808

Einstein Bros Bagels 3001 W. 7th St. 817-953-7343

Woodshed Smokehouse 3201 Riverfront Drive 817-877-4545

Feastivities 3637 W. Vickery 817-377-3011

Burgers ••••••••••••••• Kincaid’s 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-732-2881

J. Rae’s Bakery 935 Foch St. 817-332-0090

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M&O Station Grill 200 Carroll St. 817-882-8020

German ••••••••••••••• Little Germany 703 N. Henderson St. 682-224-2601 Indian ••••••••••••••• Bombay Grill 4625 Donnelly Ave. 817-377-9395 Italian/Pizza ••••••••••••••• Aventino’s 5800 Lovell Ave. 817-570-7940 Bella Italia 5139 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-738-1700 Fireside Pies 2949 Crockett St. 817-769-3590 Fortuna 5837 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-737-4469 Mama’s Pizza 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-731-6262 Milano’s Pizza & Pasta 3416 W. 7th St. 817-332-5226

Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern ••••••••••••••• Terra Mediterranean Grill 2973 Crockett St. 817-744-7485 Zoës Kitchen 1601 S. University Drive 817-885-8965 Mexican/Tex-Mex ••••••••••••••• Blue Mesa Grill 1600 S. University Drive #609 817-332-6372 Chimy’s 1053 Foch St. 817-348-8888 Chuy’s 2401 W. 7th St. 817-332-2489 Dos Gringos 1015 S. University Drive 817-338-9393 Fernandez Cafe 4220 W. Vickery Blvd. 817-377-2652 Gloria’s 2600 W. 7th St. #175 817-332-8800

You’re invited to attend the First Chapter Book Club, a panel discussion of The Son by Philipp Meyer Hacienda San Miguel 2948 Crockett St. 817-386-9923

Zeke’s Fish & Chips 5920 Curzon Ave. 817-731-3321

La Familia 841 Foch St. 817-870-2002

Steaks ••••••••••••••• Hoffbrau Steaks 1712 S. University Drive 817-870-1952

Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana 3405 W. 7th St. 817-850-9996 Mi Cocina 4601 West Freeway #100 817-569-1444 Original Mexican Eats Cafe 4713 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-738-6226 Revolver Taco Lounge 2822 W. 7th St. 817-820-0122 Salsa Limón Museo 929 University Drive 817-820-0680 Uncle Julio’s 5301 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-377-2777 Seafood ••••••••••••••• Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 3100 W. 7th St. 817-336-8000 Flying Fish 2913 Montgomery St. 817-989-2277 J&J Oyster Bar 612 University Drive 817-335-2756 Pacific Table 1600 S. University Drive #601 817-887-9995 Waters 2901 Crockett St. 817-984-1110

Silver Fox Steakhouse 1651 S. University Drive 817-332-9060 Tillman’s Roadhouse 2933 Crockett St. 817-850-9255 Pubs/Wine Bars ••••••••••••••• Bar Louie 2973 W. 7th St. 817-566-9933 BoomerJack’s Grill and Bar 2600 W. 7th St. 817-810-2666 Deluxe Bar & Grille 2600 W. 7th St. 817-877-0087

Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7 p.m. Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a wine reception Discussion begins at 6 p.m.

Max’s Wine Dive 2421 W. 7th St. #109 817-870-1100 The Ginger Man 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-886-2327 The Pour House 2725 W. 7th St. 817-335-2575 Times Ten Cellars 1100 Foch St. 817-336-9463 Winslow’s Wine Cafe 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817-546-6843

Moderated by 76107 columnist, Mary Rogers

Panelists include Tom Reynolds, rancher, Reynolds Cattle Company Mary Ralph Lowe, oil and ranching   Juanita Pahdopony of the Comanche Nation, artist, poet, writer, former Dean of Academic Affairs of Comanche College

Admission is free but please RSVP to 817-632-8100, ext. 1103, or email sponsored by


76107 Magazine Fall 2013  

76107 Magazine, focusing on news and events the 76107 zip code.

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