City seeks two new La Villita tenants

by Ben OlivoSeptember 27, 2018
La Villita BEN OLIVO | SAN ANTONIO HERON

cosa is seeking proposals for two historic buildings

facing presa street

3 and 20

retail establishments or working artist studios

RFO is for two buildings for lease within the La Villita Historic Arts Village

contract is for a four-year period, city shall have the option to renew for two additional, one-year terms

RFP release

was released Friday, Sept. 21

Pre-submittal conference and site visit
Oct. 2

final questions accepted
Oct. 4

proposals due
Oct. 22

creative retail shop
gallery
art experience
culinary-inspired business
working artist studio gallery

Working Artist Studio Gallery
Working Artist Studio Gallery is defined as: a retail business managed and operated by a working artist, artisan, or craft person that exhibits and sells works of art or craft that are produced by hand. A minimum of 50% of art or craft exhibited and available for purchase must be created/produced within the gallery by hand by the artist, artisan, craft person, or artist collaborative operating and managing the gallery. An additional 40% of the art or craft exhibited and available for purchase must be created/produced by hand by an artist, artisan, or craft person, either off premises or on the premises.

Art Gallery
A Gallery is defined as: a retail business that exhibits and sells works of art or craft that are produced by hand off premises. A minimum of 90% of art or craft exhibited and available for purchase must be created and/or produced by hand by an artist, artisan, or craft person off premises.

Art Experience
An Art Experience is defined by an outside-of-the-box artistic endeavor that enhances the experience and space in La Villita. This could be, for example, a rotating art installation, hands-on studio for walk-ins, or other nontraditional creative ways to augment the artistic core of La Villita

Culinary-inspired Business
A Culinary-inspired Business is defined as a business that focuses on the culinary aspect of arts and culture. This may include a restaurant, bistro, food retail space, educational food kitchen, etc.

Creative Retail Shop
A Creative Retail Shop is defined as: a retail business that sells well-designed, skill-based, and/or handmade goods, products, and items, that may include but are not limited to home décor, artisan-crafted products and/or accessories, cultural keepsakes, etc.

building 3
559 sq ft

building 20
575 sq ft

upgrades
» maverick plaza lighting
» arneson theatre repairs and upgrades
» sound and music improvements
» methods and materials assessment study
» more welcoming and visible entrance to la villita on alamo street
» strategic marketing plan and website (in process)
» signage and way-finding (in process)

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT LA VILLITA?

synergy
hemisfair

MAP

maverick plaza culinary concept

February 2016, the city issued a request for information to solicit a developer and operator for culinaru concepts in 3 buildings in Maverick Plaza and programming for Maverick Plaza. City receive two proposals
Johnny Hernandez selected
In 2017, city and Hernandez worked together to develop a design concept and program plan for Maverick Plaza
In December 2017, CC approved the concept and partnership with Grupo La Gloria.

City will complete public improvements in and around Maverick Plaza to facilitate construction of three new restaurants and support necessary activation for the Plaza. Grupo La Gloria will develop three new restaurants that interpret the culinary history of S.A. and develop programming to activate Maverick Plaza. Desgn of the public improvements and restaurants will begin in fall 2018.

WHAT ARE THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS? ARE THERE RENDERINGS?

# OF OCCUPIED SPACES? # OF EMPTY SPACES? #

Contact Ben Olivo: 210-421-3932 | ben@saheron.com | @rbolivo on Twitter

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