Every year I look forward to attending Artpace’s Chalk It Up. Each year they are successful in showcasing great artists, providing a venue for budding child artists, bringing life to Houston Street, and overall creating a great space to visit.
Yesterday Mother Nature threw them a curve ball with some of the strongest rains San Antonio has seen in months. Below are a few shots I took.
Come Out this Friday to help support La Tuna Grill and buy some Brisket Tacos ($3) along with Chips & Queso ($3). Also, will be selling $5.00 Raffle Tickets with a lot of Great Prizes. Dont Forget CASH ONLY! Hope to see you there! Your support is APPRECIATED, donations welcome! 5pm-10pm.
The event will be held at La Tuna to support the rebuilding of La Tuna Grill that was recently destroyed by a fire. Come down and show your support for local businesses! I’ll see you there.
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
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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.
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
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.
Please be sure to frequent both places once they reopen 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.
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.
Growing up in East Tennessee where lakes and rivers were abundant I used to love to canoe. I was so excited to hear recently that now I can canoe right here in my neighborhood of Southtown. In early August the San Antonio River Authority dropped its requirement that permits are needed to paddle on two parts of the River Walk Expansion. One can now paddle in the King William section and in the Eagleland section in Southtown.
You may also see me driving around with the canoe strapped to the roof of my Xterra as I can now also paddle in Woodlawn Lake, South Side Lions Park, Miller’s Pond, and Elmendorf Lake.
So next time you’re out at Academy Sports buy yourself a canoe and join me. I can’t think of a more peaceful way to end a day than canoeing and taking in the views of the King William homes from the river.
Here’s the link to the information on the San Antonio River Authority’s website:
Cevallos Lofts will be a great addition to Southtown. We’re excited to have all of the new neighbors moving in very soon. The sales team at Cevallos Lofts created this great video highlighting the great people and places that make up Southtown. Check it out.
I love watching TED Talks because they’re often inspiring, visually awesome, and motivational. In this simple talk I was shown that I’ve been tying my shoes wrong all my life. How about you? Such a simple switch and you get far better results. Check it out.
Be sure to check out the full set of talks at TED.com.