All options are on the table regarding two spaces available for lease at Hemisfair. But the park prefers something sweet in one space and something sweaty in the other.
Last week, Hemisfair released a requests for information on the two spaces.
The most prominent of the spaces is the one-story Pereida House (above), which faces South Alamo Street on the front end, and Yanaguana Garden on the back. Hemisfair CEO Andres Andujar envisions a dessert-type business inside the 660-square-foot space and 275-square-foot porch. It also shares 350 square feet of indoor space and a 100-square-foot patio with Paletería San Antonio, also housed inside Pereida.
“We are just open to see what comes our way, what ideas are proposed, and then we’ll pick the best,” Andujar said.
The 800-square-foot second floor of the Schultze House (below), next to the gazebo on Nueva Street, is also available. A retail-type tenant would be challenge there, Andujar said, so they’re looking for a “destination tenant,” something health related, like a yoga studio, for example.
The future tenants would join Dough Pizzeria, Con Safos Cocina y Cantina, CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery and the paletería at Hemisfair.
Overall, the park has 10 more historic homes in need of rehabilitation. The park hoped to receive funds from the 2017-2022 bond program, but didn’t get them. The Hemisfair Conservancy, a 501c3 nonprofit separate from the park, continues to raise funds for home rehab and other segments of the park.
Responses for the two available spaces are due Sept. 24. Leases could potentially begin Oct. 9.
To view the RFI, visit hemisfair.org/RFI.
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Photos by Ben Olivo | San Antonio Heron