[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

When Eric Prokesh wrote this missive about the big changes afoot in the South Main development, he pulled from his walking tour with none other than Briggs Freeman’s own Lisa Logan. This wonderfully close-knit area offers tastes and sights unique to the south side of Fort Worth, and really speaks to the reinvestment the neighborhood has seen. Enjoy!

Walking South Main With Briggs Freeman’s Lisa Logan

The South Main development is one of those stories with so many threads that it nearly defies being woven into a coherent fabric. In fact, South Main is comprised of so many stories, any one of which is worthy of focus. Neighbor, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent, and generally super-connected person Lisa Logan, whom we’ve met more than once on this page, suggested I take a look at South Main. To better grasp the explosion of growth, building activity, and shear, unleashed creativity, we decided to walk the area.

South Main

“Clay, my son, used to take boxing over there,” Logan said, pointing to one of the many brick warehouses “Five years ago there was NOTHING!” (more…)

South Main

The South Main development is one of those stories with so many threads that it nearly defies being woven into a coherent fabric. In fact, South Main is comprised of so many stories, any one of which is worthy of focus. Neighbor, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent, and generally super-connected person Lisa Logan, whom we’ve met more than once on this page, suggested I take a look at South Main. To better grasp the explosion of growth, building activity, and shear, unleashed creativity, we decided to walk the area.

South Main

“Clay, my son, used to take boxing over there,” Logan said, pointing to one of the many brick warehouses “Five years ago there was NOTHING!” (more…)

Near South Side

The Near South Side revival is not only being fueled by a hefty half billion dollar commitment of city funds alone, though that isn’t hurting. There is a dynamic energy here that is youthful and passionate. It is evident in the variety of mod and imaginative eateries and bars on once dodgy Magnolia Avenue, and in the apparently insatiable appetite for renovating and rehabbing in Fairmount. This intact, inner city, hood remained single family zoned when other municipalities were panicking and sanctioning the construction of poor quality, multi family housing, to bolster tax revenues.

Into this heady environment, enter the truly dynamic duo of Jamey Ice and Jimmy Williams. Friends since Paschal High School days, they are pure Fort Worth though they couldn’t be more different. Jamey is lead man for the rock band, Green River Ordinance, while Jimmy is a detective with the Fort Worth Police Department. They and their families live across the street from one another on 6th Avenue, hence the name of their burgeoning real estate and rehab venture, 6th Ave Homes(more…)