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Old 11-24-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I'm going to take a stab at it, and guess it was the Fredericksburg Rd. location at Wonderland.

Wasn't that Handy Andy built just before the mall was built? Wouldn't that have been about 1959? The two cars in the picture look to be 1950s models.
I think you are exactly right. My Dad built his house close to there. Mom didn't like it because it was all Caleche (sp?) but dad thought it would be a stable place to build a house. He built most of it himself. This was 1958-1959. There was no I-10 or Wonderland. I was there when it opened in 19 something. I remember the Betty and Glen dance studio in the lower floor. I wonder what happened to them? We drove down Fred. Road to Dewhurst to Beryl Dr. There was a Trailer Court there. St. Gregory's was there too. 1959. I went there in second grade. First grade at St. Mary Magdalens. Mom didn't like us to take a short cut through the trailer courts but we did it anyway. We did anything we wanted to.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Wasn't the building that was a billiard supply years ago an old Handy Andy location? It's across from where Muntz Stereo used to be. North of Pearl and the old Playland. Maybe corner of Post or Army and Broadway. East side of Broadway.


Nope, but it looks to be in the boonies.
Someone told me it was there and i also heard there was one in Alamo Heights, there is a bike shop there. It is past Austin Highway.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply was trying to figure out where that was, thanks again everyone.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Boerne
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Handy Andy used to sponsor the playday at Playland park all the rides were a nickle I think, maybe ten cents they gave you a little coupon at the store about a 2 inches wide and 7 or 8 inches long.
I live in Boerne and I used to drive to the Handy Andy from time to time on Commerce st. just to see something different. I haven't been there in a couple of months I guess I'll have to go now to check out the new store. They really had a very nice produce department. You could buy things like banana leaves, whole nopalitos and Cuban potatoes.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Boerne
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Didn't that Handy Andy on Broadway have a Mexican restaurant above it. Very good food from what I remember
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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I remember shopping at Handy Andy with mom, they had a little conveyor belt that would take your bags to the outside/curb- I think it was at the Fredericksburg location...or maybe Broadway?? Either way, great. Sorry to see them go.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Default Handy Andy on Austin Hwy. 1956

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Anyone know where this location was? I was thinking Evers rd maybe?

This is from the San Antonio Express
Oct. 03, 1956
"Handy Andy Opens Largest Supermarket"

I don't know but it looks real close to the photo you posted.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9...67049464_o.jpg

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Sorta reminds me of the one in Colonies North. BTW, this "Harlan's that took over some or all of their locations isn't much better. In the end Handy Andy's were rundown and high priced as a convenience store. They may be cleaner now but still just as pricey.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:09 PM
 
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This is from the San Antonio Express
Oct. 03, 1956
"Handy Andy Opens Largest Supermarket"

I don't know but it looks real close to the photo you posted.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9...67049464_o.jpg
Thanks for the article, I used to think it was either evers or wonderland, so where exactly was Austin highway and military?
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Someone told me it was there and i also heard there was one in Alamo Heights, there is a bike shop there. It is past Austin Highway.
Will this building was the Handy Andy I'm pretty sure. The Billiard supply was in the north end of this building. Not sure why Google won't let me copy URL for street view..

http://goo.gl/maps/u64Ik

I think they got some wires crossed on the Austin Hwy and Military Drive location.
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