Bella on the River, the inconspicuous River Walk restaurant near one of the river floodgates, is moving to Houston Street in late October. Specifically, Bella will be taking over the Houston Street Bistro location at 204 E. Houston St., between the Starbucks and the Majestic Theatre entrance. On Wednesday, the restaurant made the announcement on […]
Not all preservation fights are public, drag out affairs. In the Government Hill neighborhood, just north of downtown, there is a circa-1922 house at 705 E. Grayson St. that was built by a prominent San Antonio doctor and that’s less than a block from all of the restaurant and bar action that’s creeping into the […]
The development of a 294-unit apartment complex in the Lone Star neighborhood — one that would face both South Flores and East Cevallos streets — received a boost last week, when the City Council approved a Bexar County 10-year tax break worth a maximum of $648,070. Under state law, the Council must approve county incentives if the […]
Texas Public Radio announced last week that it has received a $2 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, a craft beer brewer and distributor that was founded in San Antonio. The funds contribute to TPR’s $10 million capital campaign that funds its move into the stage house of the […]
Dear readers, Jolene Almendarez, co-founder, reporter and director of community engagement, has resigned from the Heron. This includes her role as a member of the Heron’s board of directors. What does this mean for the Heron? It’s moving forward, and remains a nonprofit news organization in the state of Texas — myself as editor with […]
Updated 12:40 p.m. with renderings of pocket park. By next summer, Dallas-based Devils River Whiskey will move its headquarters, while opening a second distillery and tasting room, inside the Burns building, 401 E. Houston St. “When you’re trying to grow a brand, it’s about getting the word out,” said owner Mike Cameron, who lives in […]
Brooklyn StrEat, a mobile food truck park planned for the near East Side, on Tuesday received $350,000 from the city’s Inner City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). The food park is an ambitious project that includes a three-story, open-air structure (with views of downtown from the roof) and a full bar; a play area for […]
Weston Urban, the developer behind the glassy Frost Tower, plans to transform the oak-lined greensward across Flores Street into an actual park, complete with more seating and furniture, art, fountains, retail, and a restaurant with outdoor dining.