Adaptive Reuse – Fort Worth, Texas

OB MAC

108

South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX

14,800

Square Feet
Available

65%

Occupancy Rate

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.

See Who’s Calling OB Mac Home:

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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W Durable Goods

Before starting W Durable Goods in 2012, Daniel Wright spent 12 years working as an electrician. An artist at heart, he always made sure his electrical work looked appealing. “It has to work, but it has to look good, too. If it looks right, people believe it’s right.”

Apart from his day job, Daniel has always enjoyed making things with his hands. He initially taught himself to use a sewing machine so he could repair his own clothes but, once he started making bags, it sort of took over – at first monopolizing his time, then overrunning his house.

After a few years of practicing his craft, he was running out of storage space so he began selling his work online. In 2012, Daniel and his wife Stephanie felt like it was the right time to leave their day jobs and put everything they had into W Durable Goods. That’s when they made the leap to opening a retail store you can visit today.

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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