After an eight-day break from Big 12 conference play, TCU (7-10) will resume its season on the road against Texas Tech (15-4) on Sunday.

TCU head coach Jeff Mittie said the long break was much needed after a tough 57-54 home loss to Kansas State on Jan. 19. The Frogs have used the break to prepare for two road games.

This is what the development of Waterside is projected to look like when completed. Photo Courtesy:
This is what the development of Waterside is projected to look like when completed. Photo Courtesy:

Waterside is a new development that is bringing shopping, dining and culture to Fort Worth this spring.
Whole Foods, Taco Diner and multiple “micro-restaurants” are under construction and are expected to open this spring.
Waterside sits right on the Trinity Trails off of Bryant-Irvin Road. Waterside is a major, multi-use development that is expecting to draw in the foodies of Fort Worth.
Taco Diner, Blaze Pizza and Zoe’s Kitchen are a few chains that will be in the Grove at Waterside. The Grove is an area that showcases community art and provides open seating, according to the Waterside website.
The Grove will also have public art incorporating the site’s history, a community promotion shed, activity areas for all ages and the re-use of existing playground and amusement ride equipment.
Along with the chain restaurants, Waterside is bringing in the concept of “micro-restaurants.”
Micro-restaurants are spaces under 1,000 square feet. Terry Montesi, CEO of Trademark Property Co., said these compare to mini-dining options or the idea of permanent food trucks.
A press release from Trademark Property Co. stated launching local micro-restaurants offers unique business opportunities for local entrepreneurs. The purpose is “to provide local entrepreneurs with the opportunity to lease space they might not otherwise be able to invest in.”
The micro-restaurant program coincides with Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative. The overall goal of the Conscious Place initiative is to make sure its properties are more than just places of commerce, but also places of community and meaning, according to the company’s website.
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