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Old 08-25-2013, 10:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Thanks for the article, I used to think it was either evers or wonderland, so where exactly was Austin highway and military?
Military was the name for Harry Wurzbach, before it was Harry Wurzbach.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Military was the name for Harry Wurzbach, before it was Harry Wurzbach.
Makes sense! I was gonna say probably referred to Harry Wurzbach. Thanks!
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:00 PM
 
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Thanks for the article, I used to think it was either evers or wonderland, so where exactly was Austin highway and military?
Austin Highway & Harry Wurzbach. There is an HEB where that Handy-Andy once stood.

Harry Wurzbach is part of a highway that was built to transport troops between Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The portion of Loop 410 between Harry Wurzbach and NW Military was part of that original highway.

The Evers Handy-Andy was probably built around 1970. It had a gable roof, which was typical of Handy-Andys of that era.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Default Handy Andy #1

I saw this building on the news one night and after researching it "somewhat" I was told it was Handy Andy #1 at 2500 Broadway. It's such a cool looking building. I think the horse on top of the building is from a previous owner.

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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Austin Highway & Harry Wurzbach. There is an HEB where that Handy-Andy once stood.

Harry Wurzbach is part of a highway that was built to transport troops between Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The portion of Loop 410 between Harry Wurzbach and NW Military was part of that original highway.

The Evers Handy-Andy was probably built around 1970. It had a gable roof, which was typical of Handy-Andys of that era.
If I am right the Evers, Walzem, Blanco-west ave, and Wurzbach locations all had the gable roofs.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Southwest
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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
This looks like the store located west of and next to the old Pan American Speedway
on the Austin Hwy.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Default I was the Assistant Manager

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There was one here on Culebra outside 410 when I first moved here. Some very odd memories of that place both good and bad. More than anything it just reminds me of a good time in my life even if they werent specifically a part of it.

Have to agree with the previous poster who said they didnt know they were still around. I knew there was one but thought it was independent from the original stores.
I remember this store. I remember the girl that worked in the courtesy booth, Alisha. She had like 5 kids. Wow! I thought she was so hot but I was too scared to ask her out. Mainly, because I was her boss but secondly, because she was so good looking.
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