January 19, 2012

Urban Outfitters plans Fort Worth store on West Seventh Street

The retailer of trendy clothing is locating in a rapidly expanding spot.

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Urban Outfitters, an East Coast-based retailer of trendy young women's and men's apparel, is planning a store for West Seventh Street near downtown, a rapidly expanding retail center with shops, restaurants and bars.

The Philadelphia-based retailer leased a two-story, 10,225-square-foot building at the southeast corner of Foch and West Seventh streets.

The store will be taking over the space now leased by Gavrel Furs, a family-owned business that has been there since 1946. The family sold the building three years ago to a Fort Worth real estate investor, who owns the property under the entity FW7 Property Holdings.

Amanda Hershey, an Urban Outfitters spokeswoman, said information about the store and a possible opening was not available.

Gavrel Furs will operate from its West Seventh Street location until April or May, when it plans to move to The Village at Camp Bowie, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., said owner Bob Rooke.

The Camp Bowie store will have a new cold-storage vault and showroom and will be better located to serve customers, Rooke said.

West Seventh Street will be Urban Outfitters' first Tarrant County location. It has stores in Dallas at Mockingbird Station and Northpark Mall, and in Plano at The Shops at Legacy. Its other Texas stores are in San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

The retailer has more than 130 stores in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It also sells accessories and apartment items.

Jennifer Purselley and Grant Huff of Transwestern represented the landlord in lease negotiations.

Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727

Twitter: @SandraBakerFWST

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