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Aug. 29, 2021

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Lucy’s Bodega offers vegan grocery items at St. Paul Square

Morgan Bradbury, co-owner of Lucy’s Bodega, is tired of hearing that you need to spend big money to eat or drink healthy.

"We want our community to know that there are healthy alternatives at fair prices out there for them," Bradbury said.

Lucy's, co-owned by Morgan Bradbury and her husband Lucas, is now open at St. Paul Square, 123 Heiman St. The couple also plans to open a Lucy's Bodega on East Houston Street near Alamo Plaza.

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📝 Rocky Garza Jr. @rockssjr | Heron contributor

📸 Ben Olivo @downtownsanantonio | Heron editor

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Slab Cinema's Angela and Rick Martinez have been showing films in the San Antonio area for nearly two decades, and started renting the space at Blue Star, right next to the Blue Star Contemporary gallery, in July, hosting a variety of events.

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📝 Jose T. Garza III @AztecsGarza | Heron contributor
📸 Ben Olivo @downtownsanantonio | Heron editor

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Culinary destination planned for circa-1870s Maverick building on Soledad
A historic preservation project consisting of multiple restaurants and a small hotel is taking shape in a two-story historic building on Soledad Street, next to the old Mexican Manhattan restaurant.

R.S. Merit Real Estate Co. is planning to build three restaurants and an 11-room spa hotel inside the circa-1877 Maverick building at 112 Soledad St. The project includes a river-level restaurant, a street-level restaurant facing Soledad and a rooftop restaurant and bar.

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📝 Ben Olivo @rbolivo | Heron editor
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Austin developer gets final approval for 10-story apartment building near Pearl
Profile: Councilman McKee-Rodriguez’s former students inspired his interest in politics
Former WOAI-TV building on River Walk eyed for hotel-condo 29-story tower
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News roundup
  • Alternative Clubs Inc., which, for many years, served as a bathhouse for gay men on the edge of Tobin Hill on North St. Mary's Street is slated to become apartments, the Express-News' Madison Iszler reports. Read more
  • CPS Energy told the newly-formed Municipal Utilities Committee that nearly a third of past-due customers owe between $1,000 and $5,000, as the utility prepares to resume disconnections in about a month, the Express-News' Diego Mendoza-Moyers reports. Read more
  • Enedina Vasquez, a San Antonio folk artist who later became an ordained Lutheran pastor, died recently, and was the subject of a column by the Express-News' Elaine Ayala. Read more
What we're reading
» After years of failure, California lawmakers pave the way for more housing (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

» Airbnb says it plans to temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees (CNBC)

» An anxious age demands more 'restorative cities' (BLOOMBERG CITYLAB)
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Compiled by Ben Olivo, Heron editor | 210-421-3932 | @rbolivo on Twitter

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