Thursday, January 28, 2010

Give me land! Multicultural Western museum Fort Worth land

(Fort Worth) - The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum has all the land it needs for its new museum on the south side of Berry Street, a few blocks east of the Martin Luther King Freeway in Fort Worth.

The group bought 2.6 acres at 3534 S. Berry St. from Raymond Ward of Dallas. That brought its holdings to nine acres.

Jim and Gloria Austin are co-founders of the museum. Jim Austin said the organization at midyear will begin a $6 million capital campaign to renovate a vacant, 31,000-sf grocery store at 3520 E. Berry St. for the museum.

The museum, now nine years old, occupies about 5,600 sf at 3400 Mount Vernon Ave. in east Fort Worth. The group anticipates opening the new location in January 2013.

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