REAL ESTATE

Fort Worth suburb remakes itself as Old Town

BY Al Urbanski

A post on the Old Town Burleson Facebook page throws down the culinary gauntlet to its more famous neighbor to the north: “The rest of DFW is catching on to what the locals already know; Old Town simply has the best restaurants around.”

Tagged to that is an article from Culture Map Fort Worth running down the specialties of eateries such as The Hickory Tree Grill, Old Texas Brewing, Co., Fresco’s Cocina Mexicana, and Grumps Burgers. Burleson’s resurgence as a foodie oasis has not been lost on retail real estate developers.

Old Town Station, a renovated office building with retail and restaurants on the ground floor, just lured a Fort Worth institution called Ol’ South Pancake House to its Burleson site. It’s the first new restaurant in 20 years for the 56-year-old restaurant renowned for its German pancakes.

Much like a master-planned mixed-use development, Old Town Burleson maintains an aggressive events calendar that includes the Hot Sounds of Summer concert Series, the Be Healthy Burleson 10K run, and Christmas in Old Town.

Bryan Dyer of The Woodmont Company represented Ol South Pancake House in the leasing of its 5,000-sq.-ft. space at Old Town Station.

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