Allow Eater Dallas to make an introduction. Downtown Arlington, meet Forth Worth's West Seventh Street district. We think y'all have some things to talk about. Specifically, about why Arlington's in a restaurant boom and West Seventh Street can't sell $15 hamburgers to save its life. DFW.com asks, today: "What's eating the restaurant business in Fort Worth?" now that Mac's and others have failed to flourish on in the West Seventh:
So what separates the runaway successes from the heartbreaking failures? Why does a place like Delaney's go belly up when, just down the street, a similar restaurant-bar concept like The Pour House is booming? There is no fool-proof formula, especially in Fort Worth. You have to start with high volume, top quality food and a great location -- one where the rent doesn't swallow your profits.
Over in Arlington, "restaurants flock to downtown," says NBC DFW:
There is something new cooking in downtown Arlington. After years of car lots and empty buildings, restaurants are flocking to the area. Within the past month, two restaurants -- Grease Monkey and Mellow Mushroom -- have opened. And Twisted Root Burger Co. will soon join them.A few new restaurants pop up in Arlington, and suddenly the city's having a renaissance. A couple fail in Fort Worth, and it's time to check the pulse?