Mosaic on Broadway – work begins

I drove down Broadway this morning after having my car washed at The Wash Tub and passed by the start of construction on The Mosaic on Broadway. The Express-News wrote about the project last week. Below is their article. 

I’m excited to see even more residential construction along the Broadway corridor. This site is near The Pearl and Sam’s Burger Joint. If VIA moves forward with the Mayor’s suggestion there may soon be a light rail line running from The Pearl down to HemisFair Park. All good things for San Antonio’s growing center city.

More downtown residents expected with Mosaic project

Mixed-use Mosaic will add 120 residential units to growing tally.

By Valentino Lucio
vlucio@express-news.net
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 

The Mosaic on Broadway - front

The Mosaic on Broadway - Front Elevation

It’s going to become a bit easier to find an apartment near downtown in the coming year.

Next week, work will begin on the Mosaic, a mixed-use development that is expected to add to the Midtown urbanization that is occurring around the northern stretch of the San Antonio River Walk.

La Tuna survives the fire, others not as well

My Facebook and twitter feeds were up and running early this morning with the breaking news of the fire at The Pedicab Bar and Grille. I was able to make it by this afternoon and was happy to see La Tuna icehouse was unaffected by the fire. In fact, they were open for business this afternoon.

La Tuna open for business

La Tuna open for business

I wish I could say the same for The Pedicab Bar & Grille and La Tuna Grill. Pedicab looks like it is a total loss and La Tuna Grill sustained a lot of damage to the kitchen.

My friend that lives above La Tuna Grill made it out of his apartment this morning with a few belongings and his safety.

I’m thankful that everyone is safe and hope the best for a quick rebuild of both Pedicab Bar & Grill and La Tuna Grill.

Pedicab damage

Pedicab damage

Please be sure to frequent both places once they reopen for business.

Front Porch Realty, LLC is now open for business

I’ve recently opened my own agency and today the new signs are out. Let me know your thoughts on the new (albeit temporary) design. I’m working with my Graphic Designer on a whole branding and design package. More to follow.

Front Porch Realty, LLC

Front Porch Realty, LLC

 

September First Friday News

First Friday tonight (Sept. 2nd) will have a lot happening in Southtown. Today marks the start of Fotoseptiembre and Blue Star will be featuring the work of the late Chuck Ramirez.

Today will also be the launch of the HemisView Farmers’ Market in Lavaca (located at the corner of Labor St and Cesar Chavez.)

Come on out and enjoy all of the excitement.

**Also, a few of the mobile food trucks are reporting that they will be attempting to find places to set up, though no location has been confirmed.

Here are the trucks that may be riding around: Say.She.Ate TX, Rickshaw Stop, and Seoul Grill.

 

HemisView Farmers’ Market in Lavaca starts tomorrow

 

HemisView Farmers' Market

HemisView Farmers' Market in Lavaca

Drove by the intersection of Cesar Chavez (Durango Blvd) and Labor St this afternoon. This picture shows they are well on their way to hosting tomorrow’s inaugural Farmers’ Market. The event begins at 3pm and goes to 7pm. They plan to have the market every First Friday of each month. This will be a wonderful addition for Lavaca, Southtown, and all of Downtown.

Here’s a link to more information on the event:

http://www.lavaca.net/2011/08/hemisview-farmers-market/