What Can Be Done To Preserve 'Authentic' San Antonio Businesses?
From a long-standing bootmaker to an eatery that's served multiple generations, locally owned businesses can be great symbols of a city's identity and authentic culture.
A new pilot program from the City plans to support legacy businesses, particularly on the South side and areas surrounding the five San Antonio Missions. For selected designees, a $100,000 matching grant can be used for external improvements and requires the completion of an approved business-development course.
What are some of San Antonio's most treasured "legacy" establishments? As the city sees development and economic change, how can San Antonio help heritage businesses survive and thrive?
- Shanon Shea Miller, director of the Office of Historic Preservation for the City of San Antonio
- Colleen Swain, director of the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office
- Javier Gutierrez, owner of Del Bravo Record Shop and first Legacy Business designee
- Andrew Anguiano, executive director of the Southside First Economic Development Council
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