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Coffee shop and record store bring hipness to The Foundry in Fort Worth

Coffee shop and record store bring hip to The Foundry in Fort Worth

Craftwork Coffee
You're not a hip area without a coworking space/coffee shop. Photo courtesy of Craftwork

Two hip Fort Worth businesses — one serving coffee, the other music — have been added to the roster at The Foundry District, the 6-acre industrial development on the Westside: Craftwork Coffee and Doc's Records and Vintage.

Both are already established businesses in Fort Worth. For Craftwork, this represents an expansion. For Doc's, it will be a relocation to a bigger space. The openings are targeted for October.

Craftwork is the joint coffeehouse-workspace that debuted in 2016. It offers workspaces for rent along with coffee and espresso drinks and pastries. It opened a second branch in Near Southside on Magnolia Avenue in July. The Foundry location will be at 212 Carroll St., in a former auto parts and machine shop that was acquired by The Foundry's owners, M2G Ventures, this spring. The space includes a nice midcentury modern cinder block wall which they'll keep, to be incorporated into the design theme.

This will be Craftwork's largest location, featuring office suites, open coworking spaces, call booths, and conference rooms. They'll add new items to the menu that are exclusive to The Foundry, including cocktail-coffee blends.

Doc's Records and Vintage is a record store-combination-vintage shop that's been open at 9522 Camp Bowie Blvd. since 2006. Owned and operated by father-and-son team Jerry and Jenkins Boyd, the store sells new and used albums including 45s & 78s — with a section dedicated to local bands — along with a specialty resale shop filled with vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind oddities.

Doc's will occupy a 9,800-square-foot warehouse, with thousands of records as well as vendor booths and space for events. Once they open at The Foundry, they'll close their original space on Camp Bowie.

The Foundry is part of the Cultural District, adjacent to 7th Street and the Museum District. Its portfolio of shops already open includes Feathers, the home goods store; City Surf Fitness; Leonard’s Department Store Museum; M&O Burger; and Cowtown Marathon. It has broken ground on two residential properties as well.