Taco Haven / Centro San Antonio

Downtown San Antonio is home to 60+ businesses that have been contributing to the cultural richness and diversity of the city for at least 20 years. This may not seem like much until you consider that the average small business only lasts 8 ½ years.1 Opening a small business with…


San Antonio Side Cars offers a wind-in-the-hair exploration of the city.

Welcome to Summer in San Antonio! If Spring Break and Fiesta are any indication, people are heading back downtown to celebrate and connect. We reached out to our friends in the local hospitality industry to learn about what promotions people can use for their staycations. …


Al’s Gourmet Nuts has grown from three to fifteen flavors.

“For us, it’s about community,” says Margaret Wilson-Anaglia, owner of Al’s Gourmet Nuts. She and her husband Al have served up these sweet treats for nearly twenty years. Margaret attributes their success to quality, locally sourced ingredients and experienced customer service.

They took on the business twenty years ago, simply…


Enjoying the Downtown Sites At Playland Pizza

The Texas spring weather brings the perfect opportunity to support local San Antonio restaurants by dining outside. Although the pandemic has changed how we are able to explore our city and enjoy everything San Antonio has to offer, dining outdoors is a great way to enjoy the city. By dining…


Written by Paula Sullivan, Owner of Carmens De La Calle

In the spirit of uplifting Small, Minority, and Women-Owned businesses throughout the year, Centro San Antonio would like to amplify the story of Paula Sullivan, local restaurateur and owner of Carmens de la Calle in downtown San Antonio, in her…


Deborah Omowale Jarmon, CEO + Director of SAAACAM

“When I understand my history and where my ancestors came from, I understand that I can do what they did,” says Deborah Omowale Jarmon, CEO + Director of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM). “When you understand my history, then you understand that I have a…


Last Updated: Friday, February 19th at 4:30 p.m.

For those who are sheltering downtown, Centro will be keeping a routinely updated list of open spots to locate food and other resources. …


Deborah Little of Schakolad during this strange Valentine’s

If you are searching for gift ideas, we have you covered with our downtown sweet deals. But before you take a read, please sing along!

L is for the way we love downtown

O is for the outstanding Ambassadors

V is for the very very extraordinary small businesses

E is…


Downtowners! No matter who you are cheering for this Super Bowl Sunday, consider trying the offerings from this sampling of spots and watch the game in the comfort of your own home.


Villa Tesoros Owners Claudia and Bobby Brown

For shop owners Claudia and Bobby Brown, Villa Tesoros is just one piece of a thriving community of artisans. The pair started out in a simple booth offering their handmade leather goods at various events. During the New Years’ Eve celebrations in 2014, they caught the attention of the General…

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