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Chic new apartments in Near Southside open with special perk for non-residents

Near Southside apartments open with special perk for non-residents

Craftwork Coffee Co.
A Craftwork Coffee bar is open to non-residents of The Cooper. Craftwork Coffee Co./ Facebook
The Cooper, Fort Worth aprartments
The Cooper spans two city blocks in Fort Worth's Near Southside. Photo courtesy of The Cooper
The Cooper, Fort Worth apartments
One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are available. Photo courtesy of The Cooper
Craftwork Coffee Co.
The Cooper, Fort Worth aprartments
The Cooper, Fort Worth apartments

A new $65 million, five-story apartment community called The Cooper has opened its doors in Fort Worth's Near Southside, bringing with it a special feature for non-residents: a craft coffee shop.

Craftwork at The Cooper, on-site hospitality bar, will be open to both residents and the general public seven days a week. Still under construction, it is expected to open in November.

"An offshoot of Fort Worth’s beloved Craftwork Coffee Co., Craftwork at The Cooper will provide an elevated hospitality experience where guests can enjoy specialty coffees, a curation of craft beer, select wines, and light grab-and-go food," the release says. "Craftwork will also offer The Cooper residents with poolside beverage service and access to private work suites, communal worktables, and conference rooms."

Craftwork is the Fort Worth-based coffeehouse-workspace that debuted on Camp Bowie Boulevard in 2016 to offer workspaces for rent, along with espresso drinks and pastries. Their coffee and other crafted beverages gained a fast following (some swear their chai tea latte is the best in town). Since then, they've opened two other standalone locations in Fort Worth and one in Austin.

The drink offerings at The Cooper will be offered in a single beverage size, and the coffee will be roasted weekly at Craftwork headquarters in Fort Worth, a spokeswoman says. The space will include private work suites, communal worktables, and conference rooms. 

A coffee shop is a natural fit given The Cooper's proximity to the hospital district, offices, and social offerings that keep the neighborhood on the go. The complex is located at 1001 W. Rosedale St. and encompasses two separate city blocks between West Rosedale and West Oleander streets. Buildings are connected by a sky-bridge over Washington Avenue.

Its developer, Lang Partners, touts the 390-unit urban apartment community as "one of Fort Worth’s finest and most sophisticated apartment offerings to-date and the largest project of its kind in the Near Southside district."

The community offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom "hotel-inspired" apartments and townhomes, featuring expansive glass windows; spacious 10-to-12-foot ceilings; wood plank-style floors; Dormakaba keyless access systems; custom-designed walk-in closets; natural stone finishes; walk-in glass showers and deep soaking tubs; dual sink bath vanities; private balconies/terraces; and chefs’ kitchens.

Floor plans range from 540 to 1,810 square feet, with prices ranging from $1,200 to $4,000 per month.

According to the release, amenities besides the coffee bar include:

• Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in common areas
• Resort-style zero-edge pool with lounging shelf, sundeck, and towel service
• Outdoor grilling and lounge stations with fire pits
• State-of-the-art fitness center with strength training equipment and separate yoga studio
• Leash-free pet park with lounge and “paw spa”
• Media center with HDTVs and billiards
• Direct-to-door dry cleaning services
• 24/7 emergency maintenance
• ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
• Controlled-access six-level garage with 547 parking spaces, 80 of which are non-controlled and open for public/community use

And of course, it's within walking distance of hundreds of dining, shopping, and entertainment options on the Near Southside. The neighborhood recently earned designation as a Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

One more highlight: The Cooper was also developed with an eye on sustainability.

"With a 76 walk score and 81 bike score, The Cooper positively impacts its surrounding environment, reducing the need for a car and allowing residents to stay socially connected and healthier by living in a pedestrian-oriented environment," the release says.