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WestBend to Welcome its Second Trailside Restaurant: Bartaco

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Maggie Holley, mholley@sunwestpr.com; 214-373-1601

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) – WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development, is adding to its carefully curated restaurant lineup with the announcement that bartaco will open at the property.

The concept, operated by Barteca Restaurant Group, will make its Texas debut at WestBend, offering inventive tacos, cocktails, and more in a 4,853-square-foot space overlooking the Trinity River.

“Bartaco’s concept has been wildly successful at its other locations, and its relaxing, inviting vibe is one that we feel confident Fort Worth will embrace enthusiastically,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Engaging with the active social scene on the Trinity Trails through trailside restaurants is a key piece of our vision for WestBend. Bartaco’s prime location on the Trinity River alongside HG Sply Co. will help foster a vibrant, trailside scene.”

Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. The minimalistic décor is light and breezy, with the air of a rustic beach shack. The cuisine is rooted in tradition and pulls from a broad palate of spicy, bold flavors from the Mediterranean, Asia and beyond.

“Having lived in the Fort Worth area for the past four years, I’m particularly excited to bring bartaco to the community,” said Jeff Carcara, CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group. “We’ve spent a lot of time in the neighborhood. While there are a lot of great taco places around, we believe we bring something a little different to the table.”

WestBend is undergoing a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering the critical mass of retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experience, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity that the area currently lacks.

Trademark recently completed phase I of the redevelopment, which added new retail, restaurants, office space, and a locally focused public art program, featuring a rotating exhibit celebrating the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s photography collection, as well as murals by Fort Worth artist Devon Nowlin. Other phase I enhancements include added bike racks and outdoor seating along the Trinity River and Trinity Trails, upgraded landscaping, expanded parking options, and improved wayfinding.

Phase II will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend, which Trademark acquired in 2016. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a signature hotel, and multi-family units.

At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of dense, walkable retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.

About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a locally focused public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb, Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.com or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About bartaco:

Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. Bartaco is specialty cocktails crafted with fresh-squeezed juices, beer out of a bottle, and hand-held foods delivered on metal trays. The rustic design complements the spirited bold and bright flavors of bartaco’s eclectic menu. The stylish ambience, cocktails, and freshly prepared tacos and “not tacos” create an unforgettable experience. There are 13 bartaco restaurants in Connecticut, New York, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. For more information, visit bartaco.com or experience #bartacolife on Instagram and Twitter.

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