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MELT Ice Creams opening shop in Willow Park

By Jaidyn HaysMarch 14, 2024April 8th, 2024No Comments

MELT Ice Creams opening shop in Willow Park

By Scott Nishimura
Photos courtesy of MELT Ice Creams

Shop will be Fort Worth company’s fifth in North Texas

Fort Worth’s MELT Ice Creams has found its next location — in The District at Willow Park, a high-end restaurant and entertainment district in Parker County.

Wilks Development, the developer, announced that MELT and The District Butcher, a restaurant, are expected to open this summer in The District.

Kari Crowe-Seher, owner of MELT, started the company with her husband on Fort Worth’s Near Southside in 2014. They’ve since relocated that store into the heart of West Magnolia Avenue, and opened stores in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, Dallas’ Bishop Arts District, and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

“We are excited for Kari to bring this beloved Fort Worth ice cream shop to Willow Park and Parker County,” Kyle Wilks, president of Wilks Development, said.

“In addition to their fantastic ice cream, Kari and her team are well-known for their remarkable connection to the communities they serve, which is precisely the type of tenants we are trying to bring to The District.”

The District Butcher will serve high-end meats it sources from the Cummings Ranch in Gatesville, and is a concept by Travis Holder, a veteran of Texas meat plants, and Jimmie and Kim Cummings, longtime cattle ranchers. The District Butcher will also offer ready-to-go meals, catering, and cooking classes.

Wilks, a real estate development and investment company founded in 2012 in Cisco, is redeveloping the historic Public Market building and site in Fort Worth into senior living.