Which Which Coming to West 7TH Developement

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 14, 2013) – Cypress Equities companies*, the developers of West 7th, announced today that Which Wich will open a new restaurant location within the mixed-use development this year.

The restaurant chain has billed its offerings as “superior sandwiches served in an edgy, magnetic environment.” Featuring more than 50 varieties of customizable sandwiches, the Which Wich menu also showcases plenty of vegetarian options and several healthy “wiches” with less than 400 calories each.

Which Wich is also known for its revolutionary ordering system. Guests use red pens to mark up pre-printed menus on sandwich bags. They select a sandwich from one of ten categories, followed by choices for the type of bread, size, cheese, spreads and vegetables. The sandwiches are prepared to guests’ specifications and delivered in personalized sandwich bags.

Which Wich locations also feature music and newspaper stations, free wireless access, plus a community wall, where guests may post a message or display their sandwich-bag “artwork” after dining.

The 1,394-square-foot shop will be situated on the 2900 block of West Seventh Street between existing West 7th merchants, Sweet Tomatoes and Wink Threading Salon.

“We are excited to welcome Which Wich to West 7th’s dynamic lineup,” stated Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “Which Wich has been a hit since it opened its first shop in Dallas in 2003. We are confident that this cutting-edge national sandwich brand will find success at West 7th.”

Melissa Kulig of The Westover Group represented the merchant throughout lease negotiations, while Cypress Equities’ in-house team represented the property owner.

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
Cypress Equities companies* (Cypress) were first conceived in 1995 and have since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed and/or managed more than 12 million square feet and currently is developing and/or managing more than 7.5 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are six Cypress Equities offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. 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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West 7th Development to Welcome Einstein Bros. Bagels

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 4, 2012) – The developers of West 7th, Cypress Equities companies*, announced today that Einstein Bros. Bagels will open a new restaurant location within the mixed-use development next year.

With more than 300 Einstein Bros. locations in 27 states, diners have discovered that it is not just about bagels anymore. Increasingly, people are turning to Einstein Bros. for quick, tasty lunches, from innovative salads to hearty soups and creative sandwiches.

The 2,535-square-foot café, to be situated at the southwest corner of West Seventh and Norwood Streets, will seat approximately 40 people in an atmosphere featuring sophisticated fixtures and comfortable, casual tables and waiting areas. High-quality food is the standard, with a diverse menu ranging from gourmet, to-go coffee and specialty coffee drinks to baked goods, salads, made-to-order sandwiches and decadent desserts.

The new Einstein Bros. Bagels café is slated to open in spring 2013.

“We are pleased to announce that Einstein Bros. Bagels is the first to sign on to occupy space in West 7th’s exciting third phase,” stated Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “The fast-casual dining option expands the already strong restaurant mix found at West 7th and will certainly provide even greater choices in Fort Worth, especially for breakfast.”

The team of Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty plus Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners represented the landlord, while Myles Kelley of Realty Ventures represented the merchant 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
Cypress Equities companies* (Cypress) were first conceived in 1995 and have since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed and/or managed more than 12 million square feet and currently is developing and/or managing more than 7.5 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are six Cypress Equities offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. 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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Climate by CD Ski & Sports Opening at West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 16, 2012) – CD Ski & Sports, which specializes in apparel and equipment for skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and other outdoor action sports, will open its fifth location under the trade name of Climate. The new store, slated to open in late September, will be located at West 7th, the dynamic mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street.

Unlike the existing four stores, the newest location will be primarily fashion-focused, showcasing an array of men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear ideal for the mountains, beach, lake and the ever-changing climate of Fort Worth. Major brands will include The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Arc’teryx, UGG Footwear, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Rainbow, Keen, Burton, RVCA, Billabong, Reef, Spyder, Roxy and Quiksilver. Shoppers will also find popular accessories such as cameras from Go Pro and Contour, as well as headphones from Skullcandy and Marley.

“If we are going to carry it at the West 7th location, it will be a premium brand, a niche product or a leading fashion piece,” states Jared Shope, co-owner of Climate. “We want to offer outdoor and fashion items that you can’t find elsewhere.”

The 4,221-square-foot store will be located at the northeast corner of Crockett and Norwood Streets beside Keena’s of Fort Worth. Brad Douglas of McKinney, Texas is Shope’s operating partner in this venture.

“We are excited to welcome Climate by CD Ski & Sports to West 7th,” stated Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “The retailer’s sportswear offerings further enhance the growing presence of fashion within the development.”

The team of Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners and Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented the landlord, while Shope of Climate by CD Ski & Sports was self-represented.

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

Cypress Equities companies* (Cypress) were first conceived in 1995 and have since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed and/or managed more than 12 million square feet and currently is developing and/or managing more than 7.5 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are six Cypress Equities offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. 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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The Laundry Coming to West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 29, 2012) – West 7th, the vibrant mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street, announced today that The Laundry will open a 963-square-foot shop later this year.

The Laundry, owned and operated by Fort Worth businesswoman Marilyn Bevan, will be a dry- clean drop-off station, as well as a tailoring shop. Reata Alterations owner Brian Overstreet will manage the tailoring business within the shop. Bevan and Overstreet also operate a combined full-service location of The Laundry and Reata Alterations at 2745 S. Hulen Street in Fort Worth.

“I am excited to open The Laundry at West 7th,” stated Bevan. “I look forward to serving the residents and patrons at this dynamic property.”

The West 7th location will be situated within the parking structure featuring entrances on Norwood and Currie Streets. Patrons at The Laundry will be afforded quick and easy access to the drop-off station in a fully covered setting.

“We are pleased to welcome The Laundry to West 7th,” stated Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “This new merchant will add a significant lifestyle convenience for our active shoppers.”

The team of Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners represented the landlord while Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented The Laundry 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

Cypress Equities companies* (Cypress) were first conceived in 1995 and launched as a suite of companies serving as development affiliates of The Staubach Company. The portfolio grew quickly, and Cypress established its own national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the U.S. Historically, Cypress has developed and/or managed more than 12 million square feet and currently is developing and/or managing more than 7.5 million square feet of retail, office, residential and automotive real estate. Today, there are six Cypress offices throughout the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. 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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WRARE Expanding at West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 13, 2012) – West 7th, the vibrant mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street, announced today that the operators of eclectic gifts and home accents shop WRARE will expand its store after negotiating a long-term lease.

The boutique, owned and operated by Fort Worth businessman and designer Adrian Wright, offers greeting cards, gifts, home accessories, fragrances and furniture showcasing styles for urban and transitional dwellings. The shop opened in May 2011 at 1,000 square feet. Located on Crockett Street between Terra Mediterranean Grill and Fireside Pies, the expanded shop will soon feature an additional 1,849 square feet for an overall store size of 2,849 square feet. Furthermore, WRARE has committed to a longer term of occupancy at the mixed-use development.

“WRARE has been pleased with its choice of the West 7th development location,” stated Wright. “The strategies for continued growth in the area were a key factor in the decision to commit to the expansion of WRARE. We will leverage the experience of the last year to expand our offerings to include exclusive products and furniture for all areas of the home. Combined with a stronger focus on our current gift, card and décor assortment, we look forward to long-term success.”

Wright anticipates having the expanded storefront open in September of this year.

“A short-term lease was previously negotiated for WRARE so Adrian could test his merchandise strategies at West 7th and determine if a long-term lease would make sense,” states Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “And based on the shop’s success during the last year, we are pleased to welcome WRARE to West 7th again for a longer time period and in a larger storefront.”

The team of Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners and Rodger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented the landlord, while WRARE was self-represented 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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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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Paciugo Gelato to Reopen at West 7th

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 9, 2012) – West 7th, the vibrant mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street, announced today that Paciugo Gelato will be reopening this month under new management at its Crockett Street location.

Fort Worth-based franchisees Yen and Huong Tran will reopen the existing storefront at 2926 Crockett Street on Friday, May 11, 2012.

“Very soon, visitors to West 7th will once again be able to enjoy their favorite gelato and sorbet the traditional Italian way, with the freshest fruits and all-natural ingredients,” states Huong Bui. “This light, unbelievable smooth frozen dessert contains 70% less fat than ice cream.”

In addition to gelato, the shop will offer Paciugo Caffé, a line of smooth, full-bodied coffees and specialty beverages. Paciugo Caffé is made with 100 percent ethically grown Arabica coffee beans that are produced by farmers in premier growing areas in Africa and East Asia. Customers may pair espresso or hot chocolate with their favorite Paciugo gelato flavor to make their very own specialty Caffé drink. No syrups or other artificial flavorings are ever used.

Plus, the West 7th location will open at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday to serve coffee along with breakfast pastries for their morning guests.

“Our team is excited to have Paciugo reopen at West 7th under the management of a new franchise team,” states Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “Shoppers had been quite vocal about the store’s popularity following its closure earlier this year.”

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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Lane-Knight to Expand Offerings and Relocate to West 7TH

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 19, 2012) – West 7th, the vibrant mixed-use development located at the southeast corner of University Drive and West 7th Street, announced today that Lane-Knight will be relocating its Camp Bowie Boulevard shop to a new Crockett Street location.

Billed as a one-stop destination for the latest and greatest in fashion-forward accessories, this trendsetting shop will introduce fashion apparel lines in its new West 7th shop, allowing the retailer’s clients to complete their Lane-Knight look while continuing to offer an unparalleled selection of designer accessories. The boutique, which has been featured in reputable fashion publications including Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Oprah, Harper’s Bazaar and People StyleWatch, stocks a strong, edited assortment of internationally established brands as well as merchandise from up-and-coming designers.

Accessory collections include Lucite jewelry from New Yorker Alexis Bittar, Bond No. 9 fragrances, handbag collections from Rebecca Minkoff and MZ Wallace, plus collections by Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, Lulu Frost, Kara Ross and Fort Worth-based Three Bishops, to name just a few. Apparel collections will include Diane von Furstenburg, Pendleton, Tibi, Current Elliot, Madison Marcus, Minnie Rose and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent.

“With the introduction of apparel and the need for additional square footage to coincide with our current growth, West 7th was the perfect fit as well as the ideal location for our business,” stated Dawn Keifer, owner of Lane-Knight.

Founded in 2008, Lane-Knight has quickly become a leading go-to storefront and online destination for designer accessories. The Lane-Knight name came about as homage to Keifer’s English heritage. Lane and Knight are the maiden names of Keifer’s grandmothers — two women who greatly influenced her taste in art and style.

Lane-Knight will occupy a 1,411-square-foot shop on Crockett Street between Terra Mediterranean Grill and eclectic home accessory shop WRARE. The boutique is slated to open in late summer 2012.

“As West 7th continues to expand its fashion and accessory offerings, Lane-Knight is a logical complement to our existing merchant roster,” states Michael Wheat, executive vice president and director of leasing for Cypress Equities, the developer of West 7th. “The shop’s designer collections and new apparel brands are sure to be a hit with West 7th shoppers.”

The team of Frank Bullock and Carey Shagets of SRS Real Estate Partners and Roger Chieffalo of Chieffalo Realty represented both the landlord and tenant in 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 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. and Caribbean, consisting of community and power centers, as well as vertically integrated mixed-use villages that incorporate retail, residential, hotel 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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