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What Can Be Done To Preserve 'Authentic' San Antonio Businesses?

Courtesy Del Bravo Record Shop
Located on Old US Highway 90, the Del Bravo Record shop was chosen for the City of San Antonio's first Legacy Business grant in January 2018.

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? 


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