San Antonio Historic Association for Riverwalk Authenticity.
I have a cold. And Benadryl. I’ve suffered through the former, and abused the latter. I am very tired yet cannot sleep. Forgive my rambling.
I see on the news that yet another local San Antonio restaurant is being booted off of our historic RiverWalk by another global “we all look the same, and taste the same (like a paper bag type of bland) chain restaurant”.
So I want to start a new group that will not only lobby the city for ordinance changes to protect the authenticity of our city, but also educates the tourism population through education. Maybe a flyer under their hotel door. Maybe people picketing on the RiverWalk.
It would be interesting to be standing on the Riverwalk explaining to people that they didn’t have to fly across the country to eat at a damn Hooter’s (even though the Hooter’s girls in Texas are without doubt the best in the world!).
While recent business wins have made San Antonio an up and coming economic leader in US cities through job growth, low cost of living, and major business wins (Toyota, Washington Mutual, AT&T, etc) we are at the same time (and at the same too-fast rate) losing who we are as a city. We are undoing San Antonio, and left unchecked we’ll end up something completely different. Something without a soul – something with individuality. We’ll become just another big city.