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American F+B Coming to West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 30, 2012) – West 7th, the vibrant mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street, announced today that Consilient Restaurants will open a 6,215-square-foot restaurant named American F+B at the development’s prominent intersection on the corner of Crockett and Currie Streets.
American F+B is envisioned as a contemporary, upscale American Bar and Grill that combines key elements of The Porch restaurant in Dallas and Westside Tavern in Los Angeles. American F+B will specialize in the sourcing and in-house production of artisan ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonality. The menu and kitchen for American F+B will be developed and overseen by Warren Schwartz, who recently moved to Fort Worth from Los Angeles where he previously helmed the kitchen at Westside Tavern.

“We’re thoroughly excited about creating American F+B at West 7th and building on the success of Fireside Pies there,” states Tristan Simon, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Consilient Restaurants, L.P. “We think it will be the most compelling restaurant that Consilient has produced to date.”

American F+B is slated to open in early 2013 and will provide seating for approximately 200.

“Our entire team is extremely pleased to have American F+B join the restaurant mix at West 7th,” states Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “Based on the astounding consumer fascination with Fireside Pies in Fort Worth, we anticipate an equally high-class, quality operation at American F+B.”

The team of Michael Miller and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners and Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented the landlord, while Mark Masinter of Open Realty represented Consilient Restaurants throughout lease negotiations.

West 7th is a strategic blend of pedestrian-friendly urban elements positioned in a mixed-use community offering retail, entertainment, office and residential. The 13-acre development is located on 7th Street and University Drive near the Fort Worth business and cultural districts. Its retail and office components are being developed by a Cypress Equities company* and the residential component by Columbus Realty Partners, LTD. To learn more about the West 7th development, please visit www.West-7th.com.

About Cypress Equities
Founded in 1995, Cypress Equities companies* have offices in Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale and specialize in real estate asset, development, and fund management. Today, Cypress Equities companies are developing and/or managing approximately 10 million square feet in projects throughout the U.S. consisting of community and power centers, as well as vertically integrated mixed-use villages that incorporate retail, residential and offices. Visit www.cypressequities.com for more information.
* The Cypress Equities name, logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks being licensed to independent operating companies by CE Brands, LLC. Any particular obligation, service or product is the sole responsibility of the specific entity that incurs such obligation or supplies such service or product.

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