The Alamo Quarry Shopping Center is an outdoor market where locals and tourists gather to buy unique gifts and familiar brand names. The shopping market holds a large range of products from handbags to coats and is also home to various restaurants. The Alamo Quarry opened in 1998 and since that time has boasted some of the best dining, entertainment, and shopping. The 580,000 square-foot space is an open-air complex that allows visitors to enjoy the warm San Antonio air and weather while shopping for friends and family. The shopping market is considered a major destination for dining and shopping in San Antonio. The Alamo Quarry has a convenient destination that is only minutes from downtown. The center is located near the four smokestacks of the old Alamo Cement Plant. The old Cement Plant was once used to help build Texas for over a hundred years and plays a major role in San Antonio history. The Alamo Quarry has managed to maintain some of the original structures of the factory and constructed some of the shopping center around the smokestacks. The four smokestacks have become the focal point of the shopping center and create a distinguishable landmark. The Alamo Quarry is a perfect mixture of contemporary architecture with ancient history.
There are over a dozen restaurants located in Alamo Quarry. Many chain restaurants like China Bistro, P.F. Chang's, Joe's Crab Shack, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar gives visitors several upscale casual dining outlets to choose from. There are approximately 60 retail stores within the shopping center and although lots of the boutiques are unique, many national retail chains have made their home in the Alamo Quarry. Some of the stores that can be found in the the shopping center are places like the GAP, Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, and Restoration Hardware. Some of the more unique stores in the shopping center are Lucchese Boot Company and 20 Nine Restaurant and Bar.
Alamo Quarry also offers a cinema for movie-goers. Regal 16-Plex cinemas has the latest box office releasees and is one of the busiest cinemas in the city. There are over a dozen big-screen hits to choose from at the Regal 16-Plex in the Alamo Quarry adding to the entertainment aspect the market gives. Over the years, the Alamo Quarry has earned the reputation of being a true Texas Landmark.
Residents who live in the same area as the Alamo Quarry use the open-air shopping district to fulfill all of their needs. The Whole Foods market, one of the country's most successful organic stores, is located in the Alamo Quarry. Whole Foods Market makes it extra convenient for those who live in the neighborhood and desire to use the Alamo Quarry as a one-stop shopping destination to purchase everything from groceries to clothing. The Alamo Quarry is open Monday through Sunday from 10AM - 9PM. Because of all that the center offers, it has become of the most popular destinations for local residents in San Antonio.