Construction work began last month on a makeover of Maverick Plaza at La Villita, three years after local chef Johnny Hernandez’s Grupo La Gloria signed a 49-year lease with the city to turn it into a culinary destination.
Parks & Plazas
The city is at odds with the Hemisfair over its plan to renovate a vacant building near the Tower of the Americas into a headquarters for its Park Police department.
Pinkerton’s Barbecue of Houston is getting ready to open its first San Antonio location this Saturday at the Weston Urban park.
City Council members were by and large supportive of the Hemisfair redevelopment project, which has struggled for years with construction delays, during a presentation Wednesday.
The reports starting coming into the Heron news tip hotline this week: The pits at Pinkerton’s Barbecue are smoking.
However, there is little hope of Zachry Corp. breaking ground soon on the mixed-use development that will enclose the park.
The Maverick Park project will add a large dog park to the Broadway corridor, with areas for small and large pups.
“We would love to host events here at the park in the future, during Fiesta or Oktoberfest, and see possible wedding receptions being held here,” the new park’s director, David Robinson Jr. said looking forward to when the pandemic is over.
The renovation includes the building of three restaurants inside Maverick Plaza lead by chef Johnny Hernandez.