The circa-1906 Book building on Houston Street and the River Walk, and a cluster of neighboring historic structures, are being eyed for a $36 million redevelopment.
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The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an incentives package worth $3.3 million for the five-story Museum Reach Lofts, a 94-unit development on the southeast corner of North St. Mary’s Street and West Jones Avenue, where rents will start at $290 for low-income individuals.
After a 2½-hour debate on Wednesday, the City Council was no closer to reinstating the housing incentives policy that has resulted in the downtown area’s apartment boom the past six years.
The $7.5 million rehabilitation of the Witte building on East Commerce Street—aka, the Chinese restaurant—is well underway.
On Wednesday morning in sunny 40-degree weather, four Christmas trees arrived at Travis Park.
Thousands explored Hemisfair Saturday night for the latest edition of Luminaria.
A few thousand spectators lined Houston Street on Saturday for the 18th Annual Veterans Day Parade.
For the second year, the H-E-B Christmas tree will overlook Travis Park.
The oak-lined green space across from the current Frost Bank headquarters at Houston and Flores streets is being prepared for a major makeover.
About a month ago, Mad Dogs British Pub ownership purchased the Ticket Sports Pub, 420 E. Houston St., from owner Todd Koym.
Luminaria, downtown’s largest arts festival, will envelope Hemisfair and, for the first time, Mission San Jose with art in all forms, artists of all ilk this weekend.
Chuck Holdridge’s Traveler Barbershop is now open in the Burns building on Houston Street. Commonwealth Coffee & Bakery is 1-2 months behind.
Lisa Wong, the owner of Southtown staple Rosario’s Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, has purchased El Mirador from Esquire Tavern owner Chris Hill.
A tax increment incentive worth up to $2.5 million for the $47 million San Antonio Light and print buildings project received final approval from the City Council last Thursday.
People swarmed to the Pearl on Thursday and Friday, and to the Lone Star Art District on Saturday for Dia de los Muertos festivals and exhibits.
Thousands of people descended Saturday night at Hemisfair for the 10th annual Diwali festival.
Bella on Houston, the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant formerly on the River Walk, opened Friday night at its new location on East Houston Street.
Runners and non-runners braved the chilly temperatures for the Dia de los Muertos edition of Pub Run San Antonio starting at Pat O’Brien’s.
In an 8-2 vote, the City Council approved an ordinance regulating short-term rentals (STR), a measure citizens who spoke at the meeting described as imperfect, but a worthy compromise.
Large kiosks are popping up on downtown sidewalks through a citywide program with Ohio-based IKE Smart City that launched two weeks ago.