There's a new croissant coming to town, and it will make its first appearance in Fort Worth. The company is called Patissery, and it's a startup from Karnier Garnier Aw, a devotee of croissants and French pastries who has created a wholesale pastry service which will deliver treats to coffee shops, restaurants, and other retail operations.

His products, including classic croissants, pain au chocolat, and the viral "supreme" croissant rolls, will make their official Dallas-Fort Worth debut at Bodega South Main, the deli/grocery store at 203 S. Main St. on Saturday, September 2, where they'll be available in limited quantities, first come, first serve.

Garnier is a former military officer and executive at a technology startup who grew up in Paris and has lived in numerous cities including London, Tokyo, New York, Miami, Austin, and now Dallas. Firmly committed to his concept, he's already built a big online presence and lots of intrigue via teasing Facebook ads.

He's partnered with pastry chef Salima Eddadsi, formerly of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, and received menu development assistance from French pastry chef Bryan Gallée, who currently owns a chocolate factory with his father in France.

The Patissery menu includes pain au chocolat, croissant, "supreme" croissant rolls, millefeuille, éclairs, tarts, macarons, tiramisu, and cloud cheesecake, plus seasonal specials.

They're currently operating out of Revolving Kitchen in Garland.

Garnier says their secret is in their ingredients, including imported Les Grands Moulins de Paris flour, and imported beurre d’Ysigny butter. Importing these foodstuffs is neither cheap nor easy, but Garnier says it's key to their operation. "If we cannot get premium then we won’t do it," Garnier says.

Bodega owner Tasha Monticure says she loves laminated pastries and was excited about the opportunity to debut the line.

"We were previously getting croissants from La Tarte Tropezienne in Dallas, but we haven’t had a laminated dough provider since they closed last year," she says. "French pastries bring me joy, but I didn't want to get the same thing everyone else sells, so this was a wonderful opportunity to offer something unique."


Sweet cheesecake shop tops this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

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Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that listhere.

1. Doors are open at this sweet mom-and-pop cheesecake shop in Fort Worth. A Fort Worth cheesecake company has made it official: Sweetie's Cheesecakes, a family-owned company that's been selling cheesecakes in jars at markets and pop-ups throughout North Texas, has opened its own retail store in far north Fort Worth, at 13033 Harmon Rd. #203.

2. Trinity Metro chooses design team for new Near Southside station in Fort Worth. Trinity Metro has hit another benchmark in its plan to extend TexRail to the Near Southside: The agency has selected a team consisting of Huitt-Zollars + TranSystems, who will partner to serve as final design consultant (FDC) on the transit expansion.

3. 7 Dallas-Fort Worth BBQ joints make Texas Monthly 'new & improved' list. The barbecue experts at Texas Monthly are once again sharing their perspective on where to eat smoked meats statewide courtesy of a new list titled "Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas." Dallas-Fort Worth earns seven of the 25 spots on the list.

4. Top medical cannabis provider sprouts first pickup location in Hurst. Popular medical cannabis supplier Texas Original continues its expansion through Dallas-Fort Worth with the opening of its first-ever permanent pickup location in Hurst. Texas Original's new shop opened August 9 at 760 Airport Fwy. #300 D.

5. Fort Worth cider shop hits the right spot for its distinctive brews. A Fort Worth mom-and-pop cider shop has moved to a glorious new space: Atheneum Cider has relocated to new headquarters in Saginaw, at 1029 N. Saginaw Blvd. #F3, where they celebrated their grand opening on July 7.


Doors are open at this sweet mom-and-pop cheesecake shop in Fort Worth

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A Fort Worth cheesecake company has made it official: Sweetie's Cheesecakes, a family-owned company that's been selling cheesecakes in jars at markets and pop-ups throughout North Texas, has opened its own retail store in far north Fort Worth, at 13033 Harmon Rd. #203.

Named for their dearly departed cat, Sweetie's was first founded in 2017 by husband-wife Michael and Shannon Vespa. The new storefront, which debuted on July 30, gives DFW-area customers a reliable place to find the cheesecakes; they're open Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm.

In addition to selling at local markets, they also sell their cheesecake online to customers across the country.

They do four flavors year-round:

  • classic plain
  • chocolate
  • signature cheesecake, a 30+ year recipe, with a hint of lemon and orange zest and a sweet-sour cream topping
  • mango-habanero

... plus seasonal flavors that change throughout the year.

"Although our product is available in select businesses throughout the metroplex, we love having a space where our customers can come to us other than at events, markets, and festivals," Michael says. "We are in an office park, so although this is not a retail area for walk-up traffic, we are getting many new customers just advertising our business with a sign and a flag near the street. Customers have told us, 'We saw a sign for cheesecakes and made a U-turn.'"

Michael's love of cheesecake began as a child growing up in New Jersey. His mother was a proficient baker who made cakes and pies. One weekend, she did cheesecake, and Michael was instantly addicted. Knowing his mother wouldn't be able to make a cheesecake every weekend, he learned how to make them on his own.

He went on to have a professional career in fields like information technology and market research, but between layoffs and his disenchantment with the corporate setting, he decided to follow his passion and launch Sweetie’s from home in 2017.

They initially did production in a rental kitchen, but as their business expanded, they opened their own commercial kitchen, home to this new small retail outlet.

"Our storefront also allows us to turn on a delivery service as another way locals can get our product," Michael says. "Be sure to look for us on Door Dash soon."

All of their cheesecakes come in jars, which Michael says guarantees that customers get the freshest product. The jars can be re-used and the Vespas will also take returns. Michael says that, with the new location, they'll also start doing larger cakes by special order.

Though the brick-and-mortar brings stability and convenience, they're still selling cheesecakes at the markets and festivals where they first got their start, such as the Dallas Farmers Market, Lakeside Urban Grocery in Flower Mound, Cowtown Winery and Thompson's Bookstore both in Fort Worth, Local Yocal in McKinney, Shannon Brewery in Keller, and more; the full list of locations is here.

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Party like Barbie with these pink-tastic events & sweet treats in Dallas-Fort Worth

It's a Barbie world

Dallas-Fort Worth is blushing with excitement forBarbie, the Greta Gerwig film that has people everywhere obsessed with a movie they haven't seen yet.

Is it the relentless hype (wait, no) amazing PR, the escapism, or the nostalgia for a childhood toy? Whatever the reason, Barbie is a cause for celebration, and people seem to want that right now.

On July 21, pink-clad audiences will descend on movie theaters across the country. But it's looking like things will be especially exciting around here: According to Google Trends, Texas was the third-most interested state in the search query "Barbie."

Not that fans need any help in this department, but these parties, spectacles, and offers will help DFW get in the mood for this exciting film, and a more fantastic life in plastic going forward.

Barbie Week at Loft22 Cakes
July 18-22
The Fort Worth custom bakery is rolling out fun new pink treats and sweets (like Animal Cracker Cake, above) each day of the week. Take your pick and order from their selection online. They'll then host a special pop-up on Friday, July 21 from 10 am-4 pm, with signature mocktails crafted by Rose 32 Craft Coffee & Mocktail Bar, including Strawberry Rose Lemon Spritz and Grapefruit Julep. There'll be activities, prizes, and more - don't forget to dress up in pink.

Early screenings (multiple theaters)
Get ahead of the crowd and see the movie early. “Barbie Blowout Party” early access screenings are taking place at 7 pm Wednesday, July 19 at the Angelika Dallas and at Movie Taverns in Fort Worth (Hulen and West 7th), Bedford, and Denton. Remaining tickets are limited. There's also an early screening event at Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Victory Park Dallas, beginning 6:30 pm July 20.

Klyde Warren Park Goes Pink
July 17-21
Dallas' Klyde Warren Park is painting the town pink all week all week. Lights in trees around the park are illuminating with pink hues at night, and vinyl signs around the grounds advertise Barbie's arrival to the big screen.

Klyde Warren Park Barbie pink treesEven the trees are lit up pink at Klyde Warren Park this week.Photo courtesy of Klyde Warren Park

"Destination: Barbie Land" at EVO Entertainment Southlake
July 19-23
The Southlake movie theater and entertainment venue will host an immersive pop-up Barbie party that lasts the whole long opening weekend of the film. It is free and open to the public, whether you have tickets to see the movie or not. Highlights will include: walking the pink carpet into Barbie dreamscape vignettes; Barbie Glam Boutique, including a glam station and larger-than-life photo installation; Barbie Beach Club, a playful beach oasis outfitted with palm trees, light-up chairs, and photo-op installations; andBarbie Disco Dance Floor, a disco-club filled with shimmering lights, groovy beats, and a pulsating dance floor. For more information, check out this story.

Pink Power Rooftop Market at The Worthington
July 20
The downtown Fort Worth hotel hosts a Shop & Sip event, and in time for the new Barbie movie, its theme is “pink power.” All vendors will be women-owned businesses who’ll showcase clothing, décor, gifts, and permanent jewelry. The pop-up will take place on the rooftop at The Worthington’s Rooftop Cinema Club just before a movie screening of Clueless. Guests can take advantage of half-price beer and cocktails and discounted tacos while they shop, and admission is free from 5:45-7:45 pm. Tickets must be purchased for Clueless, which starts at 7:45 pm.

Dreamland Dollhouse Party at Sweet Tooth Hotel
July 21, 7-10 pm
The interactive art experience Sweet Tooth Hotel is hosting a party in Barbie’s Dreamhouse in downtown Dallas. Tickets ($25-$35) include access to the Dreamland pop-up art exhibit, DJ Barbie-Q in the Calirosa Cocktail Lounge, Barbie-themed cocktail, and Barbie-themed jewelry and clothes from local vendors.

Barbie Skate Night at Galleria Dallas
July 22, 6-8 pm
Guests of all ages can lace up skates and glide around the ice rink to a Barbiecore playlist (think “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”). Tickets can be purchased onsite for $12, plus $5 to rent skates.

Barbie Pool Party at The Westin Stonebriar
July 22, 11 am-7 pm
The luxe Frisco hotel, golf resort, and spa is turning the pink pool lights on for an all-ages Barbie party. It'll include a DJ spinning tunes from 12-4 pm, foam cannon fun from 1-3 pm, and photo opps throughout. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for children, and infants (under 1 year) get to join the party for free; secure them by ordering a "day pass" online.

Barbie Pool Party at The Westin Irving
July 22-23, 12-6 pm
Don your prettiest pink bathing suit for Barbie-themed pool parties by the pool. Highlights include live DJ entertainment, interactive Barbie-themed games, and a Barbie look-alike contest at 5 pm. Tickets (pool day passes) are $30, and the event is for adults 21+.

Barbie-themed brunch at La Neta Cocina y Lounge
July 23, 12-4 pm
The Dallas restaurant and lounge hosts a special Barbie-themed brunch with a guest appearance by LeeAnne Locken, an ex-Real Housewife of Dallas. It'll transform into a real-life dream house with glamorous pink decor, accessories, drinks, and desserts. View the full menu here. Reservations are full, but call 469-397-0937 inquire about the wait list.

Barbie in a BlenderBarbie's everywhere, including an art show in Dallas this month. Facebook/Daum Gallery

"Barbie in a Blender" Art Show at Daum Gallery
July 27, 5-9 pm and July 29, 5-10 pm
A 1999 lawsuit by Mattel against artist and photographer Tom Forsythe over a photo of a Barbie in a blender spawned an annual Barbie in a Blender Day celebration. This event, while equally thought provoking, has a less malevolent theme, with photographs and art installations that acknowledge the doll's cultural significance. Gallery owner Taylor Daum is joined by Robert Fernandez and Lea Ellermeier for the show, and their art just might point you to a take on Barbie you haven't seen yet. The events, which include Barbie-inspired snacks and cocktails, are free. Thursday is sold out, but reserve a spot here for Saturday.

VIP Barbie Market at Main Street Garden
July 29, 5-10 pm
More than two dozen local and shop-small vendors will be on hand for this Barbie-themed outdoor market, at 1902 Main St. Dallas. It's free, family-friendly, pet-friendly, and will include live music and activations. The first 50 attendees dressed in their Barbie-best will receive free Barbie totes. Find more information on their Facebook page.

Barbie Cakes by SusieCakes
SusieCakes is making Barbie-themed cakes with Barbie dolls and choice of cake flavor from vanilla, vanilla confetti, chocolate, or red velvet; and choice of icing from SusiePink, SusieBlue, white vanilla, or chocolate buttercream. They're in Dallas at 6100 Luther Ln. or 6441 E. Mockingbird Ln. # 150, and Fort Worth at 1621 River Run. Margot Robbie reportedly celebrated her birthday with one of these cakes — that's Barbie-approved. Order 48 hours in advance at susiecakes.com.

Savor Patisserie, Barbie macaronsThe Barbie Collection of macarons is perfectly pink at Savor Patisserie. Photo courtesy of Savor Patisserie

The Barbie Collection of Macarons at Savor Patisserie
A pretty pink collection of gluten-free macarons includes the following flavors: two vanilla printed with Barbie and Ken; two pink champagne; two pink lemonade; two strawberry shortcake; and two raspberry printed with the Barbie logo and the iconic Barbie silhouette. The whole sweet box is $28, available online and in store for a limited time at Casa Linda and McKinney locations.

Exclusive Barbie jewelry by Kendra Scott
Famous Texas jewelry designer Kendra Scott has done one Barbie collab in the past, and now she's ready with another. This time, choose between three necklaces, two bracelets, and four pairs of earrings. Some styles are covert, with pink accents, while others are all gold and say "Barbie." Others combine the two with the iconic cameo logo. Twenty percent of sales benefit the Barbie Dream Gap Project.

Kendra Scott barbieNow, we can all be Barbie girls when we go see the film. Courtesy Kendra Scott

Barbie Bar Crawl in Bishop Arts
2-7 pm August 5
Dallasites101 hosts a crawl through the Bishop Arts neighborhood, featuring more than 10 local businesses. It will include food & drink specials, Barbie pink cocktails, live music from a local DJ, photo ops, swag items, and more. Tickets are $20 for the 21+ up event.

Barbiecore Mani and Pedi at Bellacures
Go Barbiecore from head to toenails. Luxury nail salon Bellacures in Dallas' Preston Center has launched a special pink-themed Barbiecore Mani and Pedi service in time for the movie's premiere. The service includes a Pink Himalayan Salt Softening Soak with Rose Petals, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Scrub, Pink Himalayan Salt Buttercream, and a Pink Polish of your choice. Cost is $55 for a mani and $65 for a pedi. In addition, they're offering fun Barbiecore-inspired nail designs such as metallic pink drip ombre, pink polka dots, a pink striped French and more.

Barbie drinks at Bar Louie
Bar Louie is getting fans into the Barbie spirit(s) with perfectly pink concoctions, including a Diva Martini featuring SKYY Pineapple Vodka and Pama Liqueur. Available at the Bar Louie locations in South Arlington, Park Lane, Allen, and Music Factory - all less than a mile away from a nearby theater, they note. All signature martinis are $7 during happy hour from 4-7 pm, Monday-Friday.

Barbie-themed cocktails at Bulla Gastrobar
The Spanish-style restaurant in Plano's Legacy West is serving an entire menu of Barbie- and Ken-themed cocktails through August 31. They include Pretty in Pink (vodka, elderflower, hibiscus ginger syrup); Barbieland Sangria (made with rosé sparkling wine); Malibu Barbie Mojito (rum, ginger beer, and mint), and ‘He’s Just Ken’ (A smoked Old Fashioned). The specialty drinks run $12.50-$19.


Brianna Caleri contributed to this report.

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These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

Christmas arrives early this year thanks to a holly jolly pop-up in Grapevine. Even Santa himself will make a rare summer appearance. For those still in full summer mode, go loco for coconuts with a tropical-themed luau this weekend, or try some new poolside sippers during a summer wine tasting. There’s also opportunity to learn pie-making skills from one of the most talented bakers in town. Bonus that class takes place at a whiskey distillery, where cocktails will be ready for pairing.

Wednesday, July 12

Sweet Lucy’s Pies Pie-Making Class at Whiskey Ranch
It’s a match made in Southern cooking heaven – whiskey and pie. Join Sweet Lucy’s Pies owner Lindsey Lawing as she demonstrates how she creates her award-winning pies. Participants will make their own take-and-bake pie to-go and will get to enjoy a mini pie paired with TX Whiskey cocktail. The class is $65 and includes a drink ticket to be redeemed at the TX Tavern bar, along with a cocktail during class. Doors open at 6 pm and the class will run from 7-8 pm.

Thursday, July 13

Crown Royal Dinner at Cast Iron
Here’s one for the Crown fans. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel restaurant Cast Iron will host a four-course pairing dinner featuring Crown Royal. Guests will hear from a Crown Royal “Crown Master” who’ll guide diners through each pairing, which will feature an 18-year age expression of the spirit. Menu highlights include diver scallops, pork shank confit, and a sweet ube beignet with whiskey caramel miso. The event is $85, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 pm.

Friday, July 14

Santa Meet-and-Greet at Harvest Hall
The Holly Jolly Bar has popped up for Christmas in July at Hotel Vin's Harvest Hall to help keep cool during summer’s hottest days. Enjoy kitschy Christmas décor and seasonal cocktails, like the Peppermint Bark martini or Santa on the Beach, through July 31. Kids get in on the holiday fun with a chance to meet Santa. He and his elves will make a rare summer appearance for photo ops and more between 1-3 pm Friday; free but reservations are required.

Loco for Coconut Party at Truck Yard Alliance
Wear your tropical attire and go “loco” with an island-style party at Truck Yard Alliance, which starts Friday at 5 pm and runs all day Saturday. There’ll be hula dancers at 8 pm and fire dancers at 9 pm both nights, and a pig roast on Saturday. Pick your own coconut and fill it with themed cocktails like the frozen coconut Key lime pie, skinny painkiller, and the coconut water. Kids and dogs are welcome.

Poolside Sippers at Wine Thief
UPDATE 7-12-2023: This event has been rescheduled to July 21.
The Omni Fort Worth Hotel wine bar will host a wine tasting featuring varietals perfect for sipping poolside. The tasting is $45, plus tax and gratuity, and will include small bites for pairing. Visit anytime between 5-7 pm.

Photo by Joey Garcia

Local BBQ restaurants sizzle in this week's 5 most popular Fort Worth headlines

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that listhere.

1. 3 Fort Worth restaurants make best new BBQ list by New York Times. The New York Times has shined its spotlight on the new faces of Texas barbecue. Fort Worth-area spots that make the list include Goldee’s Barbecue, Smoke ‘N Ash Barbecue, and Vaqueros Bar-B-Q.

2. Major opening and a surprise re-set top this Fort Worth restaurant news. In Fort Worth dining news, the top items include a new restaurant opening with a high-profile chef, and a surprising reset of a restaurant in Grapevine. There's also sweet summer menu activity and a must-have limited-edition collection of cookies.

3. Bluebonnet country estate built by renowned Texas architect blooms on market for $5.95 million. Off a Brenham highway and up a winding dirt road that meanders through wildflower fields sits The Citadel. This historic venue, once conceived as a golf course — and later reimagined as a private residence — sits on 48 acres and is currently on the market for $5.95 million.

4. Paris Baguette brings croissants and sweet things to buzzy Arlington center. International bakery-café Paris Baguette is bringing sweet things to Arlington, with the opening of a new location in the Arlington Highlands mega-shopping center at I-20 and Matlock Road. The bakery will reside at 4000 Five Points Blvd. #101, in a former Sleep Experts place.

5. Over-the-top Barbie party will turn Southlake theater into glittery pink paradise. We've been living in a Barbie world since the first whispers of a Greta Gerwig-created Barbie movie were uttered years ago. The film that has since sparked a viral fashion trend and caused a global shortage of pink paint is finally opening July 21 - and a Southlake theater is inviting fans to step inside a real-life Barbie dream world on opening weekend.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

Famed Seattle piroshky bakery makes stop in Fort Worth on Texas-wide tour

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A Seattle bakery is coming to Fort Worth for a special pop-up: Piroshky Piroshky Bakery, which specializes in handmade piroshki, AKA Russian hand pies, will stop in Fort Worth on a national tour.

The bakery will pop up at Martin House Brewing, 220 S Sylvania Ave., on October 4 from 5-7 pm, with luscious offerings, both savory and sweet.

Piroshkis are small pies of Russian origin, made from an enriched yeast dough, with savory fillings like meat, vegetables, or cheese, the most traditional being meat and rice or potato and onion.

Piroshky Piroshky Bakery was founded in Seattle in 1992, and offer their pastries in all sorts of delectable fillings: from beef & cheese to cabbage & onion to vegan-friendly mushroom & potato.

Their piroshky are individually made from scratch and hand-formed into unique shapes that help differentiate the flavors and fillings inside.

They make sweet pastries, as well.

The company has five locations across Seattle, and also sells their products online. Their original location at Seattle's Pike Place Market serves more than 20 varieties.

But they also make annual tours, just like a rock band, to bring their goods to towns across the U.S. They previously came through Fort Worth in February 2022.

The tour features options such as:

  • Smoked salmon pate piroshky
  • Beef & onion piroshy
  • Impossible beef & onion piroshky
  • Ham, spinach, & cheese piroshky
  • Potato & cheese piroshky
  • Veggie chipotle piroshky
  • Chocolate cream hazelnut roll
  • Cinnamon cardamom braid
  • Pumpkin toffee braid
  • Caraway cheddar cheese stick
  • Poppyseed cinnamon roll

The full menu is online, and pre-ordering is required. The cutoff order date for Fort Worth is October 2 at 4 pm. There's a minimum of $50; individual items run between $5.25 to $7.25.

In addition to Fort Worth, they're also making three other stops in Texas:

  • Dallas at Outfit Brewing, 135 John W. Carpenter Fwy, on October 5, from 5-7 pm. You must order by October 3; pre-order here.
  • Austin at Twin Creeks Park, 2303 Dervingham Drive, Cedar Park, on October 6, from 5-7 pm; pre-order here.
  • Houston at Elks Lodge, 10150 W Airport Blvd, Stafford, on October 7, from 5-7 pm; pre-order here.

This is how many 'unretirees' are clocking in for work in Fort Worth, study finds

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Many Fort Worth seniors are still punching the clock well past retirement age. According to "Cities with the Most Working Seniors," a new employment study by business website ChamberofCommerce.org, a quarter of Fort Worth seniors aged 65 and up are still employed, making Fort Worth the No. 31 city in the U.S. with the most working seniors.

About 24,300 Fort Worth seniors aged 65 and up are employed out of a total 96,883, or 25.1 percent of the city's senior population.

The No. 1 city in the U.S. with hard-working oldsters is Alexandria, Virginia, located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, where 36.8 percent of its seniors still employed. Coming in second was Tallahassee, Florida, with 30.9 percent.

In third place was Dallas, with 30.3 percent of the senior population clocking in for work around the city.

To determine their ranking, the site examined the percentage of seniors aged 65 and over who were actively employed within the last 12 months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Their analysis included data from 170 of the nation’s most populous cities.

The report says the median household income of a senior citizen in Fort Worth is $52,145, and hints at the rising cost of living coupled with personal extenuating circumstances leading to a new trend of "unretiring" seniors within the Dallas-Fort Worth workforce.

"Deciding when to retire is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that workers can make," the report's author said. "Before making the leap, make sure you have factored in your savings, social security benefits, spending habits, economic volatility and how your social life will change after retirement."

Other DFW cities that made the list include Plano which ranked just at No. 6 overall, with 28.9 percent of the city's senior population currently in the workforce. That amounts to 10,178 seniors out of a total 35,245.

Arlington came in at No. 11 with 27.1 percent or 13,333 employed seniors in the workforce (it has a sizable senior population of 49,153).

Frisco came in at No. 17 with 26.2 percent or 5,180 of its seniors still toiling away. Frisco's relatively high percentage of working seniors might come as a surprise, considering the suburb was recently named one of the best cities for retirees.

Irving (No. 29) also has 25.1 percent of seniors actively employed in the city - the same percentage as Fort Worth - although that doesn't equate to the same number of seniors. The report says there are 5,273 working seniors in Irving, whereas populous Fort Worth has more than 4.5 times that amount of working seniors.

Garland was No. 33 with 25 percent of the senior population under employment. McKinney ranked No. 38, with 24.6 percent of seniors employed in the workforce.

The top 10 U.S. cities with the most working seniors are:

  • No. 1 – Alexandria, Virginia
  • No. 2 – Tallahassee, Florida
  • No. 3 – Dallas, Texas
  • No. 4 – Irvine, California
  • No. 5 – Washington, D.C.
  • No. 6 – Plano, Texas
  • No. 7 – Anchorage, Alaska
  • No. 8 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • No. 9 – Overland Park, Kansas
  • No. 10 – Madison, Wisconsin

ChamberofCommerce.org is a digital site for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The full report and its methodology can be found on chamberofcommerce.org.