Adaptive Reuse – Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, TX
A Historic Property Enters A New Era
Built in 1860, O.B. Mac is among the most storied properties in Fort Worth and was once the oldest pasta factory in the U.S. Our team has breathed life back into this building while embellishing the character that was there from the start. O.B. Mac is now the home of young, passionate local makers who are creating their future while surrounded by the essence of times past.
Also located onsite is The Ostreum, a 10,000 square-foot wedding and event venue with an Art Deco style and speakeasy aesthetic, perfect for elegant celebrations and spirited gatherings. Future phases of the project include renovating the two stories of historic office space above with some of the most unique artifacts and relics found originally onsite.
The Ostreum opened its doors in June 2019 to weddings and special events. The second venue operated by Lynsie Blau, The Ostreum is the sister (not twin) to BRIK Venue in Fort Worth. The name Ostreum is the latin term for “oyster”. Chosen for the decadence associated with oysters and the idea that the beauty is held within an unassuming exterior, the name fits the venue. The speakeasy concept comes into play here as well.The venue itself was previously the warehouse portion of the O.B. Macaroni Factory established in the early 1900s. The original red cedar columns and rafters remain in the venue, as well as the exposed brick walls. The overall romantic, art deco style plays throughout the updated space.