At a joint meeting on Monday between the White Settlement Parks and Recreation Board and the White Settlement City Council, some big decisions were made about the future of the waterpark formerly known as Hawaiian Falls. After considering many different names for the waterpark, the City decided to name it Splash Dayz. Continue reading “Splash Dayz coming to White Settlement”→
It’s been over a week since White Settlement Mayor Ronald A. White announced the City’s intention to terminate their lease agreement with Hawaiian Falls over unpaid lease payments. In that time, both the City and Hawaiian Falls have sounded off on the issue. Continue reading “Water park now in the hands of the City”→
After months of hinting around that it was coming, you can now get ready to tee up for a Topgolf location in Fort Worth.
Topgolf International today officially unveiled Fort Worth as its fourth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, announcing plans to break ground this fall on the 65,000-square foot facility; at the southeast corner of Highway 121 and Interstate 35, north of West Fourth Street and west of the Trinity River. Continue reading “Topgolf making divot in Cowtown”→
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ light is on, and they are continuing their march West with a new store in Westworth Village. Located at 6700 Westworth Blvd. in the Shoppes at Hawks Creek, the newest launch will be the first store in Fort Worth since the location on South Hulen closed back in 2010. Continue reading “Donuts have customers drooling”→
The decades long frustration citizens and city leaders have had over the unfinished red iron building has ended as All Storage is opening their doors and giving the building a purpose at long last. Coming into the deal to purchase and complete the building, All Storage knew they were taking on the challenge of transforming something that has been an eyesore by most in the city for many years. Continue reading “Storage center rolling up the doors with convenience and appeal”→
One of the larger vacant buildings along White Settlement Road is getting a new tenant as Accent Appliance will soon be coming to the old Dollar General location. Accent Appliance is currently located on Camp Bowie and is a company that sells and services household appliances.
White Settlement Economic Development Director Kyle Reeves stated that the City’s business friendly reputation helped draw Accent Appliance to White Settlement. Reeves shared a few words with The Grizzly Detail about this latest business to move into the city.
“They will be conducting a few upgrades to the interior of the property. Many of the upgrades may take some time, but I am excited and ready to see them open to the public,” Reeves said.
The Swinger Gate Company is nearing completion of their new home along Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The company purchased the land for their new building from the White Settlement Economic Development Corporation. The land is one of several pieces of property along Cherry Lane that the EDC has owned for several years.
On Thursday May 28 the White Settlement Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors conducted a ribbon cutting for Rival Sign Company located at 200 N Jim Wright Freeway Suite A. Continue reading “Chamber Ribbon cutting”→
In a brief December meeting, Economic Development Director Jim Ryan gave an update on some businesses in the area. Ryan touched upon the new research and development center at Weir SPM and also mentioned that the old car wash on Cherry Lane across from the middle school is now the new home to Dan Brown tax service. Also mentioned is a new three suite commercial building that is nearing completion on Jim Wright Freeway next to the Gene Thompson and associates office. Continue reading “Business updates given at December EDC meeting”→
CEO David Busch welcomed a large crowd of community business owners and city officials at their grand opening luncheon of Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park on Tuesday. Continue reading “Adventure Park opens”→
Scholotsky’s announced it will be opening a new restaurant to be located at 9420 Clifford Street in west Fort Worth. New construction of the 3000 square foot building will begin soon and the expected opening is Nov. 2014. The store is expected to look similar to the Lake Worth location on Loop 820 and Quebec Street.
The City of White Settlement finally reached the end of many months of work on Tuesday as they took the last steps to put the Hawaiian Falls deal into place. First, the White Settlement Economic Development Corporation met, where they unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the issuance of a sales tax revenue bond. The bond is in the amount of $12.6 million, but unlike the first bond the city considered for this project a few months ago, this one is for a term of twenty years instead of thirty. That translates into a lifetime savings of over $10 million in interest, and also means the city will see sales tax revenue from Hawaiian Falls a decade sooner than they would have under the other bond. The bond money is expected to be deposited into the construction account on Nov. 19. Continue reading “EDC, council finalize Hawaiian Falls Park deal”→
In a specially called joint meeting between the City Council and Economic Development Corporation, it was revealed that the city will no longer be seeking a certificate of obligation to fund the Hawaiian Falls construction. A memo was given to council and EDC from City Manager Linda Ryan that detailed the reason for this change. The memo stated that the Texas Attorney General was not in favor of a certificate of obligation being used to build a water park. Continue reading “City exploring new funding options for Hawaiian Falls”→
At a special meeting on Tuesday night the White Settlement City Council voted unanimously to approve the construction agreement and the ground lease and operating agreement with Hawaiian Falls for a water and adventure park to be built in White Settlement. The park will be constructed on the roughly 14 acres of city owned land behind Veterans Park. Continue reading “Council approves water park venture at special meeting”→
The community has been buzzing during the month of July as news broke about the probability of a Hawaiian Falls Waterpark coming to White Settlement and being built on the lot behind Veterans Park. Over the past week, citizens got their chance to address city leaders about the project. Many in the community packed the council chambers to capacity at a public hearing on Thursday night and again filled it at a town hall meeting on Saturday morning. While some concerns were expressed, the overall tone of the two events was overwhelmingly positive for the park project. Continue reading “Citizens sound off on possible water park construction”→
The Region XI Education Service Center (ESC) in Fort Worth is just a few legal steps away from acquiring the vacated Sam’s Club building just off Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The move, being spurred by the expansion of I-35 through north Fort Worth, will bring approximately 200 employees to the area and nearly 50,000 people being trained annually at the facility. Continue reading “Vacant building sale could be westside economic boom”→
Fort Worth Plumbers and Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has purchased a 36,792-square-foot building located at 9920 White Settlement Road in west Fort Worth.
The former Food Lion/Nelsons grocery building will house the training committee, local union and meeting hall and pension group in one location in the Westpoint area. The Fort Worth chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union represents the skilled workforce of journeymen and apprentice plumbers, pipefitters, welders, sprinkler fitters and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service technicians.
No purchase price was released on the current deal. Tarrant County Appraisal District’s 2011 appraisal value for the property was $600,000 – down significantly from the property’s 2009 appraised value of $1.1 million.
A new taco taste has found its way to town. A California based company has been spreading its wings in the Metroplex and has recently announced a new store location in west Fort Worth along Alta Mere Drive near Sam’s Club.
The restaurant will be open 24 hours a day and their menu includes tacos, as well as burritos, quesadillas, hamburgers, fries, salads, shakes and desserts.
They are expected to be open for business in a couple of months.