Adaptive Reuse – Fort Worth, Texas



South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX


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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

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.

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Melt Ice Creams

Melt has been serving happy ice cream to the fine folks of Fort Worth since we opened in 2014. A year earlier, founder Kari Crowe-Seher figured out what was missing from Fort Worth’s eclectic Near Southside: ice cream. With her passion for bringing joy to people’s lives and her husband Mark’s background in finance, Melt opened its doors and the scoop slinging began! Since then, we’ve been pouring love into our unique flavors and putting smiles on faces from all over the Metroplex and beyond.

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HD Liquid

HD Liquid Catering provides experienced professional bar catering services for special events and weddings, focused on creating a seamless and enjoyable experience. Services include bartending staffing, hosted bar packages, cash & consumption bars, signature cocktail creation and mixer packages.