Firebird Restaurant Group which currently operates the four award-winning concepts El Fenix, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana and Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, announced that it will open two restaurants in Fort Worth during the first half of 2016.
The Kress Building will be the first location of Meso Maya in Fort Worth. The two story restaurant will offer dinner and lunch menu created by Chef Nico Sanchez. He will introduce his menu, which features the essence of Mexico, to Fort Worth. Guests will enjoy the “fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico” with a menu inspired by natural ingredients from Mexico with scratch moles, adobos, salsas, and hand-ground tortillas.
The Kress Building, was built for the S.H. Kress Co., the department store chain, which built the structure in 1936 and operated it until 1960. Continental National Bank used the upper three floors for a decade until the early 1980s. Those floors reopened in 2006 as 24 loft apartments. The Kress Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. Firebird, through its affiliated real estate company, Triton Commercial Real Estate, purchased the site in March 2015 and is totally renovating the building.
In addition to the Meso Maya, Firebird a new concept, Tortaco, a casual restaurant with a chef-driven menu developed by Executive Chef Nico Sanchez. Tortaco will also feature a full bar with signature cocktails. Tortaco will be located at 2829 Morton Street, just east of Currie Street