Did you know that the iconic building next to the Torch of Friendship didn’t always house an AMC theater? If you’ve been living in San Antonio for a while, you probably know it as the original Joske’s Department Store.
This was a popular shopping destination for both San Antonians and tourists located in Main Plaza. Founded in 1869 by Julius Joske, a prominent Jewish merchant from Germany, the department store was an immediate hit. The store was eventually acquired by Dillard’s in 1987. Today, it is home to The Shops at Rivercenter that continues to bring in visitors from across the world.
With almost 90 years of history in the Alamo City, this restaurant is a staple among San Antonians. You can always expect American comfort food like salads, burgers, sandwiches + desserts. However, it’s the crispy fried chicken that is the cause of this beloved eatery’s popularity, having won the award for San Antonio’s Best Fried Chicken from 2020-2022.
Earl Abel’s was family-run and owned for decades, until Earl’s son, Jerry Abel, decided to retire in 2006. It was sold to a separate owner and reopened in Austin Highway, where it operated for about 10 years until it changed locations again, this time in the Pearl district at 1639 Broadway. Earl Abel’s continues to serve San Antonians with great food for decades to come. Pro tip: You can also get your fix at Tech Port Provision.
What places make you think about the past? Let us know.
First announced in 2019, Adina’s Marketplace has opened at the San Antonio International Airport. The market is located in Terminal A and is part of a seven-year contract with Paradies Lagardère to bring new food, beverage, and retail concepts to the airport. ✈️
Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio has entered into a partnership with Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in an effort to onboard new executive leadership. The joint venture is expected to create more growth opportunities, including a brick-and-mortar expansion. 🩺 (San Antonio Business Journal)
Serv Energy is building its new headquarters near The Dominion at 19750 Bella Loma. The marketing and logistics company’s $1.5 million project will bring 4,583 sqft of office space and is planned to break ground this September. 🏢
SAISD Sports Complex is set to receive over $11 million in improvements, including switching from natural turf to artificial turf. According to a public filing, the field replacement will begin in December. ⛳
J.T. Brackenridge Elementary School is planning a $1.5 million renovation beginning in December. The scope of the project includes a renovation of the playground, an upgraded gymnasium, and advancing technology across the campus. 🏫
UTSA is making plans to grow its community art programming after it announced the merger with the Southwest School of Art. An open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 11 at the Southwest Campus’ Santikos Building to provide registration and class information for UTSA’s public art programs. 🖼️
St. Mary’s University has been awarded a $875,000 federal grant to renovate its Family Life Center. The mental health clinic and classroom will continue serving the Westside by training counselors and therapists for professional practice. 💵
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