Roy Pope

Chef Bria Downey Out at Roy Pope

Alas, Fort Worth chef Bria Downey's time at Roy Pope Grocery was short-lived. According to Roy Pope — the nearly 80-year-old West Fort Worth grocery store that recently underwent renovation and reopened in early May — Downey is no longer working as culinary director. "The management team needed to make...
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Fort Worth’s Legendary Roy Pope Grocery Comes Back to Life — Your Exclusive, First Sneak Preview Inside the Reimagined Staple

Roy Pope's is both familiar and fresh. (Photo by Courtney Dabney). Stepping inside Roy Pope Grocery for the first time since the iconic Fort Worth spot closed in April of 2020 is like coming home. It will be for many when the beloved neighborhood grocery and gourmet store reopens in early May at 2300 Merrick Street after a year long renovation and reimagining. Expect a host of upgrades and a brighter, more stylish and updated appearance.

Roy Pope is Reopening in a Matter of Weeks

After months of renovations, the reopening of the storied Roy Pope Grocery is finally in sight. The nearly 80-year-old grocery store at 2300 Merrick St. on Fort Worth's West Side will reopen in May, according to a news release. Former owners Bob and Renee Larance sold the store last year...