When the local skate park shut down, Jackie Andrews decided to ensure that her son, Beau, would still have a safe, legal place to practice his favorite sport. According to a recent profile in 360 West magazine, Jackie understood the challenges she faced from city officials but simply would not take “no” for an answer. The tenacious single mother of two was no stranger to entrepreneurial feats—nearly two decades ago, with no retail experience, she opened Chelsea's Tea Room, which gradually expanded from a tiny room to a 3,000-square-foot boutique.
Still, Jackie reflects, “opening a skate park is not the easiest thing to do,” and when the time came to build The Pier Skatepark she leaned on the design expertise of San Diego–based skate-park designer Brent Kronmueller. Housed inside a hangar-sized warehouse, his eventual layout would try to capture the sensation of skating outside with touches such as decorative palm trees interspersed among the park’s collection of rails, ramps, ledges, and exasperated high-school principals.
Since opening, the park has attracted not only local skaters but celebrities such as Lil Wayne, who recently paid a special late-night visit. When they aren’t celebrity spotting, guests can earn physical-education credit for school, enhance their skills during five-day summer camps, and hold contests to determine who has the coolest trick or the stickiest grip tape.
Fort Worth Lighting is a commodious, fully appointed showroom brimming with indoor and outdoor lighting features and adornment for under-illuminated abodes. Tear new light holes into the fabric of the universe with ceiling lights, or trade in faded paper-doll garlands for new embellishments such as mirrors, clocks, and candle holders. An antique brass mini chandelier ($68.20) or chrome desk lamp ($55) dispel dreary indoor clouds, or commence home festoonification with an Orleans blackened gold and silver mirror ($63.80).
Since 1954, Ray's Pharmacy has provided customers with prescription medicine, vaccinations, and trademark service at each location. Their team of expert pharmacists specializes in compounding, which is the practice of formulating customized medicines based on each client’s unique physiology. The full-service pharmacy not only fills prescriptions, but also provides free health information, a variety of immunizations, and home delivery for all medications.
Depending on the location, customers can stop by the gift store to pick up items such as scented candles, greeting cards, and Western–style apparel. An appointment-only gun department also outfits gun racks with high-quality shooters from makers such as Glock, Colt, and Smith & Wesson. Additionally, the Mansfield location houses a Suzy Q’s Soda Fountain & Grill, hearkening back to the days when customers could enjoy delicious soda and banana splits at their local drugstore and quarters still had Chester A. Arthur’s face on them.
Bodacious Cones is really three things in one: a coffee shop, a smoothie bar, and a gourmet snow-cone emporium. For the young at heart, staffers blend together premium cream, cookies, candies, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and more to create more than 100 flavors of its signature sweet cream treat, one for every hour of the day. For the young at heart, staffers blend together cookies, candies, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and more with its signature sweet cream “Chaa” to create more than 100 gourmet treats. The shop also brews a smooth and tasty blend of Kona coffee and serves the caffeine-packed beverage hot, iced, or as a frappe.
Amy, the licensed aesthetician behind The Perfect Lash, is a perfectionist by nature. She applies her attention to detail to her craft, meticulously enhancing clients' natural beauty with eyelash extensions tailored to the length and curl of their natural eyelashes and to the shape of their eyes and brows. Treatments range from a full set of Subtle Impact extensions, which cover 30% of natural eyelashes, to a Glam set of Maximum Impact extensions, which create a look similar to three or more coats of mascara. Amy maintains high standards of hygiene during every session.
With a stay at Hilton Downtown Fort Worth in Fort Worth, you'll be minutes from Bass Performance Hall and Sundance Square. This hotel is within close proximity of St. Patrick Cathedral and Sundance Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 294 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. 42-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a concierge desk. Additional amenities include gift shops/newsstands, tour/ticket assistance, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Fort Worth? This hotel has 20000 square feet (1858 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.