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Old 07-14-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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Where is this Mexican-statue/McDonald's area anyway? I've never seen the statue.

The only McDonald's near downtown that I know is the one right outside of 35 near UTSA campus. I love it because it's been there like forever. Even before they rebuilt the expressways in that area. It's also pretty close to Market Square (another cool downtown spot).

The 2-story McDonald's that used to be on the Riverwalk/Houston/StMarys is gone.
Torch of Friendship. The McDonalds is off camera across the street to the left. To be fair though it is not a classic surburban McDonalds, it is in a historic building that does not look out of place.


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Old 07-14-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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It looks good in that picture. Wasn't it supposed to be much taller but the city put the kibosh on that? At least when you are stuck in traffic you can listen to that bag pipe guy...I assume he is still there playing?
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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It is true that Main Plaza is the true heart of San Antonio. But I believe OP is talking about where the popular businesses are located and this is what people perceive as the heart of the city and this is the part that changes through the years.
It changes over time. Back in the 1870's it was Main Plaza. Around 1900, it was Commerce street. In the 1910's it was Houston Street. In the 1930's it was Alamo Plaza and Houston Street. In the 1960' and 1970's it was HemisFair Park. I think today it is the Riverwalk.

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:55 AM
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Torch of Friendship. The McDonalds is off camera across the street to the right. To be fair though it is not a classic surburban McDonalds, it is in a historic building that does not look out of place.
You should be in the postcard business, if you're not.

That's a great picture.
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