The Cassco Development Company came up with the idea of having a hub for locals to gather and access the trails. This is usually referred to as a trailhead, so Cassco decided to establish The Trailhead, according to marketing director Angelica Plasencia.
The new facility, located on Clearfork Main Street about 2 miles down the trail from Woodshed Smokehouse, is a 13,000-square-foot building that has three different uses.
The first use is Mellow Johnny’s bike shop. The shop will offer bike sales, a full-service shop and bike rentals. It will serve a variety of customers.
“It’s not just for the avid cyclists, it’s for a range of cycling enthusiasts to people who have never been on a bike before,” Plasencia said.
The building will also include the Press Cafe. Local chef Felipe Armada, who owns Taverna and Pacific Table in Fort Worth, will operate the cafe.
“Press Cafe is going to match that health and wellness theme that the Trailhead is aiming for,” Plasencia said.
Press Cafe will be an urban restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu items will include juices, coffees, fresh salads, sandwiches and other health-conscious entrees for dinner.
Weekday nights and weekends, Press Cafe will have a full-service, rooftop bar that will serve local beers, wines and mixed drinks.
“I think it’s great because we are super active and into fitness, but at the same time we are really social and love to eat,” TCU junior Christen Lockett said.
Mellow Johnny’s bike shop will host its grand opening on Oct. 3, and Press Cafe and the rooftop bar will open later this fall.