Boozie’s? Gonesies. It’s one of three Fort Worth-area restaurants closing or moving
See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Bud Kennedy here.
Boozie’s Brewery and Gourmet Sandwiches, a west side brewpub that changed names just three months ago, will close Sunday and relocate to suburban Edgecliff Village, partner and landlord Bruce Conti said Thursday.
Two other bars announced closings. In downtown Fort Worth, the 20-year-old Houston Street Bar and Patio, 902 Houston St., announced Thursday it will close May 31.
Also, the Tap In Grill & Pub location in Grapevine closed Thursday along with the location in Alliance Town Center, which closed last week.
Boozie’s had previously operated as Wild Acre Brewing at 6473 Camp Bowie Blvd. and also in a second restaurant near Allen until that company was sold last year. Wild Acre kept an East El Paso Street location in Fort Worth.
Both Boozie’s will close and combine into a new Boozie’s at 685 John B. Sias Memorial Parkway, Edgecliff Village, a former Star-Telegram pressroom and paper warehouse, Conti said.
“It’ll be one big brewery with a tap room, beer garden and outdoor music component,” Conti said.
Boozie’s sandwich menu will give way to simpler brewpub fare, Conti said, probably pizzas.
Award-winning brewmaster Bobby Mullins will move to the new location but not chef David Hollister, Conti said.
Boozie’s business on Camp Bowie Boulevard had declined by half since the change from Wild Acre, he said.
He hopes to lease that space to a coffee cafe that will replace both Boozie’s and the also-closed Lazy Daisy Coffee Bar, he said.
Other brewpubs and bars also report slower business lately.
Owners say it’s because money is tight, because beer is losing popularity to distilled spirits, because fewer drinkers are staying out late or even because the Dallas Mavericks missed the pro basketball playoffs.