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Terra restaurant closed, Stirr opens in Fort Worth: the Crockett Row revolving door

Terra Mediterranean Restaurant, thought to be one of the success stories on Crockett Row, closed Wednesday.

The restaurant closed after lunch, saying in a statement it was not “goodbye” but “see you later” as the restaurant, better known under its Dallas name Ali Baba, reevaluates its Fort Worth brand and location.

In the next block, Stirr opened this week in the former home of Kona Grill, 3028 Crockett St..

Terra was busy for the daily lunch buffet, but nighttime crowds have waned as the Crockett Row district has become more of a drinkers’ hangout and less of a dining destination.

Terra continues in Plano and Irving and as Ali Baba in Richardson.

Stirr is a brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant popular from Dallas’ Deep Ellum. The 10,000-square foot restaurant seats 250 and another 80 on the rooftop patio overlooking University Drive and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.