Fort Worth has a deep Western legacy and its unveiled plans to highlight more of that legacy through its renovation of the historic Horse and Mule Barns in the iconic Stockyards. Also coming are improvements to the Stockyards’ Exchange Avenue, and a new four-star boutique hotel, event barn and rustic resort. The 200-room Hotel Drover will sit at the end of Mule Alley’s planned street of shops, eateries, creative office spaces and live entertainment venues.
Here’s a look at some of what’s coming to Mule Alley:
– Second Rodeo Brewing Co. – Chef Jason Boso is best-known for his popular Truck Yard restaurants in Dallas and Houston. He’s also behind the Twisted Root restaurants. Second Rodeo Brewing Co is described as a “brewpub meets live music hall” concept – brewing signature beer on-site alongside a creative street taco menu and live music.
– Mule Alley will also feature a new restaurant from the executive chef and owner of Fort Worth’s beloved Clay Pigeon and Piatello Italian Kitchen.The Stockyards restaurant, which doesn’t yet have a name, will focus on grilled and smoked meats. The space will feature an open kitchen with wood-burning grills and rotisserie smokers.
– A new shopping experience is also on its way to Mule Alley. MB Mercantile is an elevated interpretation of the earliest general stores. It’s a one-of-a-kind emporium concept of carefully curated, one-of-a-kind goods from artisans across Texas and beyond.
– The new headquarters of RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and Rural Radio, occupy a free-standing building on Exchange Avenue. Coming soon is a brand-new broadcast studio that will be open to the public and will emphasize programming centered on the cowboy and cowgirl lifestyle.
Developers hope this renovation of the Fort Worth Stockyards will bring renewed energy and a unique sense of place that re-imagines what a historic district and thriving market street can be.
You can learn more about these and other Texas destinations in the travel issue of Texas Lifestyle magazine.