Big win for Crockett Row: A much-missed Fort Worth Mediterranean restaurant comes back
A popular all-you-can-eat Mediterranean buffet will reopen after four years, marking renewed interest in the Crockett Row shops near West Seventh Street.
Terra Mediterranean Grill, always one of the center’s busier restaurants until it closed in 2019, will reopen in a former sushi restaurant, a Crockett Row spokeswoman announced Tuesday.
The Shanaa and Chanaa families are not only coming back to Crockett Row but doubling down. Terra will open a cousin concept, La Cabrona, across the street in the former El Bolero restaurant and patio.
A Terra is currently open in Plano at the Shops at Willow Bend, 2405 Dallas Parkway.
Dallas-based Younger Partners bought Crockett Row last year and has tried to iron out the center’s long-standing problems.
Two anchor restaurants, Mash’d and Social House, have thrived. But others came and went, often attributing the problems to awkward parking, noise and traffic from nearby bars and slow lunch business.
Terra, a cousin to Dallas’ popular Ali Baba buffets, was one of Crockett Row’s original anchors and operated there nearly 10 years on the corner at 2973 Crockett St. just west of the new location.
“When we bought Crockett Row last year nearly everyone we talked to asked if we could get Terra to return,” Younger co-managing partner Kathy Permenter said in a written statement. “We are elated to bring a true Fort Worth favorite back. ... Terra Mediterranean and the addition of La Cabrona are a huge win.”
A Toasted Coffee + Kitchen location in Crockett Row closed in December, the last in a series of departures.