Downtown Tuesdays http://tpr.org en Downtown Tuesday Brings The Holiday Swing This Week http://tpr.org/post/downtown-tuesday-brings-holiday-swing-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In San Antonio’s huge array of holiday events, a few stand out apart from the others. This one though, definitely does.</span></p><p>"It’s a big band concert on Tuesday December 3 at the Empire Theater," said<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Brent "Doc" Watkins, talking about his upcoming show at the </span>Charline<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McCombs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Theater.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:07:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 22877 at http://tpr.org Downtown Tuesday Brings The Holiday Swing This Week Centro San Antonio Restructures For Downtown Revitalization Push http://tpr.org/post/centro-san-antonio-restructures-downtown-revitalization-push <p>During a luncheon Monday at the Westin Riverwalk to talk about the new structure of Centro San Antonio, Inc., a startling revelation swept across the crowd of about 200 downtown stakeholders.</p><p>"How many of you had the opportunity this weekend to participate in the Diwali Festival downtown?" asked SA2020 CEO Darryl Byrd.</p><p>A long pause followed.</p><p>"OK, well that's very disappointing and embarrassing," said Byrd. "There are two people over there."</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:00:27 +0000 Ryan Loyd 21402 at http://tpr.org Centro San Antonio Restructures For Downtown Revitalization Push Bat Walks A New Downtown Tuesday Attraction http://tpr.org/post/bat-walks-new-downtown-tuesday-attraction <p>The bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin are a popular visitor attraction, but San Antonio now has its own bat population large enough to show off along the San Antonio Riverwalk.</p><p>The Paseo del Rio Association, the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Bat Conservation International are hosting Bat Loco, an informative series of bat walks, now through mid-August to raise awareness of&nbsp; the importance of bats in our ecosystem.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:53:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 15142 at http://tpr.org Bat Walks A New Downtown Tuesday Attraction Inner-City Reinvestment Progress Report From Henry Cisneros http://tpr.org/post/inner-city-reinvestment-progress-report-henry-cisneros <p>Mayor Julián Castro's movement to re-energize downtown is at the heart of dozens of active projects, and one of the goals of the mayor's transformation programs, <a href="http://www.sa2020.org/" target="_blank">SA2020</a>, is to attract people to the city core by building 7,500 apartment units.</p><p>One of Castro's confidants is Henry Cisneros, who leads <a href="http://www.cityview.com/" target="_blank">CityView</a>, a company that works with builders to create homes priced within the range of average families.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:51:24 +0000 Ryan Loyd 7616 at http://tpr.org Inner-City Reinvestment Progress Report From Henry Cisneros Downtown Tuesday One Year And 34,000 Vehicles Later http://tpr.org/post/downtown-tuesday-one-year-and-34000-vehicles-later <p>It was one year ago this week that the city began offering free parking on Tuesdays in city garages. While the city may be losing a small amount of revenue, officials believe the economic impact has offset any losses.</p><p>"It’s really for the residents and the small businesses," said District one City Councilman Diego Bernal, whose district encompasses much of downtown. "This is a way for us to help return the city to the residents of San Antonio so they can share it equally with tourists."</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:16:03 +0000 Joey Palacios 6303 at http://tpr.org Downtown Tuesday One Year And 34,000 Vehicles Later City Seeing Success with Downtown Tuesdays and Food Trucks http://tpr.org/post/city-seeing-success-downtown-tuesdays-and-food-trucks <p>On this late summer evening in Travis Park, people are spending more time and more money at the mobile food trucks camped out. Kai Kamaka strums a ukulele while the trucks offer up their specials.</p><p>“We love to do this kind of stuff all the time and bringing entertainment to anywhere gathers people together," said Kamaka. "When you get entertainment and food, makes it a great party.”</p><p>Several months ago, the city revised when and where food trucks would go for its pilot program that lasts until the end of October.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:50:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 926 at http://tpr.org City Seeing Success with Downtown Tuesdays and Food Trucks