Four tenants have been selected to move into historic homes within the first new park in the redevelopment
Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) has selected four local businesses to help activate Yanaguana Garden, the first of three parks in the redevelopment project slated to open later this year.
The four businesses are:
Paletería San Antonio: The typical offerings of a frutería will be taken to new heights in Joey Rodriguez Jr.’s Paletería San Antonio. There are agua frescas, homemade ice creams and, of course, paletas. Joey takes an artisanal approach to his work, using fresh ingredients and big chunks of fruit.
Revolucion Coffee + Juice: Husband and wife team Manny and Angie Carral brought the first cold-pressed juice bar to San Antonio. With coffee, juice, kombucha and healthy meals and snacks, Revolucion will also bring activities like organized runs and yoga to Hemisfair.
San Antonio Brewing Company: A first-time business for Bavarian-born brewer Vera Deckard, her husband Brent and their operations manager (and current President of the San Antonio Cerveceros) Mike Farringer, SABC will be based out of the historic OK Bar brewing on premise and serving up regular and seasonal beers and sodas. In addition to small plates and charcuterie, the brewpub will also offer classes on making your own beverages.
Con Safos: From the team behind Faust, Hi-Tones and La Botanica comes this bar and kitchen full of new takes on flavors authentic to San Antonio. Chef JC Rodriguez (currently at Southerleigh) will be serving up original dishes, sweets and drinks inspired by the team’s roots on the city’s Westside. Led by Danny Delgado and Andrea Vince, expect Con Safos to bring in local live musicians and artists for special events.
These four businesses will inhabit Koehler, Espinoza, Pereida Houses, and the OK Bar. Tenants were chosen through a process that began with a public Request for Interest (RFI) in November of 2014 that asked businesses to submit ideas for the use of historic homes and surrounding property within Hemisfair. The RFI documents can be found at http://www.hemisfair.org/rfi/.
All four businesses were also accepted into the “Break Fast and Launch” program, hosted by Café Commerce, a first-in-the-nation accelerator program for culinary businesses that places promising startups in touch with a network of experts to mentor and guide them from start up to sustainable. More at http://breakfastlaunch.com/.