FORT WORTH – A hotel developer has purchased a site next to Billy Bob’s Texas, which bills itself as the “world’s largest honky-tonk” in Fort Worth’s well-known tourist area, the Stockyards National Historic District.
The site was acquired by Sunbelt-CFX, LLC, which intends to start construction on a 124-room Marriott Courtyard immediately. It is within walking distance of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Henry S. Miller’s Robert Grunnah and Lily Chang represented the seller, Exhibits Building Partnership in the disposition of 2.21 acres for the Marriott site. The ±96,000 square foot site, at 2533 N. Main Street, was acquired by Sunbelt-CFX, LLC, which was represented by Lynn Dowdle of Dowdle Real Estate.
“The Historic Stockyards have only begun to show its potential as a destination attraction for the city of Fort Worth,” Grunnah said in a news release.
“We knew the Stockyards needed more hotel rooms but there was a barrier to entry due to scarcity of land for the use. We are thrilled to have finalized this transaction and we are certain the Marriott Courtyard will be a welcomed addition to the most famous historic district in Fort Worth,” Dowdie said.
The site is located across the street from the Billy Bob’s Texas–concert and dance hall; the Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building and other frequented tourist attractions all within walking distance. The parcel overlooks the intersection of Stockyards Boulevard and N. Main Street and is divided by a creek.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is considered the finest place in America to experience the country’s Western heritage. Every year thousands visit the historic district to see authentic cattle drives, visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, hear live music at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, and experience Western-inspired dining and shopping.