Adaptive Reuse- Fort Worth, Texas



W. Vickery Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas


Square Feet Project




Built in 1926, Proof’s first life began when Adkins-Polk Whole Grocers built it to serve the growing population of Fort Worth. As the city transformed through the years, so did the purpose of the building. In 2010, the building was sold to Firestone & Robertson Distilling, signaling the true second life to the space. Within its walls, the famed TX Whiskey was imbibed by the masses, and Proof was further endeared to Fort Worth.

Cue to today, Proof evolves into its current incarnation. The rehabilitation of the building transforms it into an entertainment venue, food & drink destination, and sought-after office space. But, all of this done without sacrificing the near-century of history its seen. The transformation of Proof is about celebrating history while embarking on a new era of Fort Worth. This landmark will now welcome the masses of Fort Worth’s Near Southside.


This historic renovation is about reviving the century-old story of this building while also priming it for the future. The gravitas of the Chicago Brick-adorned architecture will be balanced by repurposed decor, installation art, and patterned elements that create a sense of home. Lofty ceilings and ample natural light provide a clear view of the historic structures lining the block, readily transporting visitors into an era of speakeasies, haberdasheries, and train travel. The large loading docks will be transformed into generous patio space, with large glass doors welcoming visitors to iconic eateries and innovative office space. Within the walls of the space, every turn reveals exposed brick, wood mezzanines, and historic fire doors, which act as jewelry inside each room.



Bowlounge, currently with one location in the Dallas Design District, is a boutique bowling alley concept equipped with vintage Brunswick pinsetters that bring back the true entertainment of bowling, offering “adulting made fun” experiences including a bar with craft beers and cocktails, a scratch kitchen, and loads of games. Using vintage aesthetics to craft an innovative entertainment concept, Bowlounge is an ideal fit for PROOF.

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Originally formed in 2001 as a medical malpractice law firm with less than ten employees, Witherite Law Group has evolved into one of the largest female-owned personal injury law firms in the country. Witherite Law Group strives to improve the lives of each person they serve and vision is ideologically aligned with the preservation and revitalization of the Vickery Boulevard industrial area.


July 12, 2021

Architecture Firm to Open Office at Trendy Project in Fort Worth, Texas

CoStar News

July 12, 2021

GSBS Architects to Join Tenants at PROOF on Near Southside

Fort Worth Business Press

April 1, 2021

Inside PROOF, M2G Ventures’ Adaptive Reuse

Fort Worth Inc.

January 6, 2021

PROOF Brings Historic Property Forward into Fort Worth’s Future

Fort Worth Business Press

November 16, 2020

Trinity Real Estate Investment Services Is Moving Its Headquarter Offices to PROOF

Fort Worth Inc.

September 23, 2020

94-Year-Old Southside Building Transforming Into Bowling Alley, Office/Retail Space

Fort Worth Magazine

August 26, 2020

M2G Ventures Renovating Former TX Whiskey Building for Future Tenants

Fort Worth Magazine

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