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Old 01-04-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Tell that to the "shoppertainment" industry at La Cantera.

Filled with people who want to shop at Abercrombie and eat lunch at Red Robin.
I don't get this. Red Robin? Personal experiences have been a family friendly, kid oriented restaurant that also offers adult fare. Not sure what's the point here.....to what group do these two outfits cater to make this entertainment?

 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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I can't relate to those who visit San Antonio to go to Sea World, shop at La Cantera and eat at chain restaurants.

Not to be "rude" at all, it was previously discussed in another thread and I was just referencing that thread too.

I was replying to this below though,
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Who comes to San Antonio to go touring strip malls and suburbia? No one.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Hmm...never knew La Canterra was of the calibur shopping that could actually draw tourists....
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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La Cantera, "Shoppertainment" Capital of Texas?

A previous thread

San Antonio Shopping :: Official San Antonio Visitor Information: VisitSanAntonio.com


a link to a San Antonio tourism site
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:15 PM
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People with kids definitely come here to visit Sea World, eat at Red Robin, and shop.........but I suspect that La Cantera has plenty of locals shopping there, as well as Mexican nationals, who are here mainly to shop, not sightsee.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Hmm...never knew La Canterra was of the calibur shopping that could actually draw tourists....
Well...it is near Fiesta Texas and two very upscale resort hotels.....and not that far from Seaworld. I personally don't think it's intent is to draw tourists, but it does get quite a bit of business from wealthy Mexican Nationals who make their first stop SA and hit the designer stores. Not sure this clientele does the "tourist" thing however....and I'm certain Red Robin is not on their list for dining out.

That being said....just by locale, they probably get some fallout business from the "tourist attraction" seekers.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Well...it is near Fiesta Texas and two very upscale resort hotels.....and not that far from Seaworld. I personally don't think it's intent is to draw tourists, but it does get quite a bit of business from wealthy Mexican Nationals who make their first stop SA and hit the designer stores. Not sure this clientele does the "tourist" thing however....and I'm certain Red Robin is not on their list for dining out.

That being said....just by locale, they probably get some fallout business from the "tourist attraction" seekers.
Yes, that makes alot of sense. I did notice the last time I was over there that about 75% of the shoppers were either speaking Spanish, or other languages. I kinda felt out of place. I don't really mean the local Spanish dialect either.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Do you suppose the rich Mexican nationals go to La Canterra to buy American blankets?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Do you suppose the rich Mexican nationals go to La Canterra to buy American blankets?
Are they designer blankets? I've been at the Polo Outlet in San Marcos and have seen them literally PILE clothing on the counter and peel off large quantities of C-notes off a rolls of bills. They do sell bedding there......as do some of the designer shops at La Canterra.

I'm just happy they want to spend all that money in this city.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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I haven't gone to La Cantera,
but from what I saw, I would think more mexicans go to San Marcos outlets to shop.

I went there on Jan 1st and it was packed with cars with mexican license plates.

BTW, it was a little shocking for my midwestern wife (we've been here 2 months)
to see 2 german looking kids speaking spanish with a mexican accent
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