This story was updated at 5:39 p.m. May 24.
A resident of Southwest Fort Worth, Felipe Armenta is quite familiar with neighboring Aledo.
He's seen how it continues to grow and prosper. As the owner of a popular restaurant chain, he couldn't let the opportunity to expand into the bustling suburb of Fort worth pass him by.
So his company, FAR Out Hospitality, also the owner of Fort Worth’s popular Press Café, has announced it will open a second location in the City of Aledo, and expects to be open by the fall.
"I believe one day it will all be connected," Armenta said of the geographic region. "Aledo's a great little community with great schools, great homes. It's a good demographic and just a great location."
Armenta noted that Press Cafe prides itself on having a unique take on contemporary American classics.
“Our team has put in a lot of hard work to ensure that our guests have a memorable dining experience, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” he said.
Press Café’s flagship location is part of the upscale Clearfork area of Fort Worth, and is described as “a modern, yet casual mix of fresh salads, your favorite sandwiches, wine, spirits, and great coffee.”
The new location will be at the site of the former Bistro 1031 restaurant at 109 South Front St.
"It has great bones and it's in a cool little area," Armenta said. "It's a nice building in a nice location. I believe we can do something special there."
The restaurant’s interior design is inspired by the beautiful views and surroundings that Aledo provides. The space will feature a full bar with wines both by the glass and by the bottle, locally brewed bottled and draft beers, as well as hand-crafted cocktails, all of which will contribute to elevated dining experiences.
Press Café - Aledo will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, Press Café - Aledo will offer daily specials and features that will provide guests with an ever-changing selection of seasonal dishes.
During a press conference to announce the opening, Armenta said someone from Aledo came up to him to thank him for coming to his town. Likewise, Aledo Mayor Nick Stanley expressed gratitude and excitement.
“Press Café is an exciting and welcomed addition to our community. As one of the most popular restaurants in the Metroplex, Press Café’s outstanding reputation and exceptional fare will be an economic driver for Aledo and will serve our residents and visitors well,” Stanley said.
Armenta said he anticipates the opening to be at the end of September or early October, just in time to grab a bite before catching a Bearcats football game.
FAR Out Hospitality is the owner of several well-known Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants, including Tavern, Pacific Table, The Grill, Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, Towne Grill, Cowboy Prime, and the soon to open Le Margot and F1 Smokehouse. The latter two are set to open soon at Bellaire and Hulen in Fort Worth, and at North University just past 7th Street. Le Margot is a French bistro and F1 Smokehouse is upscale barbecue.
For more information about Press Café – Aledo and FAR Out Hospitality, visit www.farouthospitality.com.
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