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Old 07-07-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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I agree the Southside would be great! Check WhoShouldGoHere.com - Community Survey for Commercial Properties it's the former Fair Oaks Shopping Center (at the bottom of the page has some possible contact info) the location is where the old HEB near 37 and S New Braunfels It's going to be renovated and is looking for businesses to fill the spots. I know there are some spaces in the shopping plaza across from Brooks City base too. Also where the new HEB Plus on S New Braunfels has some empty spaces.

Good luck getting your business off the ground.
Thank you for the advice, I will check the website & sites out. If you run into any other locations or have any other suggestions please let me know.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:40 AM
 
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There is actually a Waldenbooks in South Park Mall that I think has been open for a year or so, and it's actually still there though I think they are expensive, apparently someone is buying books there. If you were to seriously look into the SS, I think it would also be beneficial to add a Spanish book section. Books in the Barrios advocated a bookstore opening on the SS. I dont know all the details, but I believe that was the group that was most involved.
Definitely a Spanish section. I just wish I could find more Spanish books.

Me gustaria tener una seccion en Espanol. Hope I used the correct grammar.

One of my loves has been the history of San Antonio, dating back to its founding. Having attended St. Mary's School downtown in the middle 60's, afterschool, downtown was our playground. I'd go to the Alamo a lot and to the Governor's Palace. I'd read & reread all the plaques. I'd try to figure out the Battle of the Alamo in its day. Imagining a whole bunch of adobe huts, the Alamo barricades and Santa Anna having a birdeye's view of the Texan stronghold from the San Fernando bell tower. Just what exactly did the Alamo defenders go through.

As time went on I kept on reading books on SA history. Well when it comes to the Alamo there are 3 sides to the story... the Texan side, the Mexican side & the truth.

One woman I am fascinated with is Adina De Zavala. Now there was an activist. She saved the Alamo barracks and the Governor's palace. She was a true Texan... she preserved our history.

Another person is William Barrett Travis. His letter from the Alamo is amazing. I rate that amongst the best next to our Declaration of Independence & Constitution.

And another is Mayor Francisco Antonio Ruiz. He was mayor during the fall of the Alamo & was given the duty by Santa Anna to burn the defeated Texans. I'd better get off my San Antonio history soapbox.

There are many Spanish books written about San Antonio; the founding of our city, Santa Anna's expedition to quell the Texans, the missions, the Canary Islanders, San Fernando, organizations, etc.

These books on SA, I would not sell but they would be available for inhouse reading.

San Antonio is truly the birthplace of the Mexican-American. A Spanish section would be most important.

If you don't know where you've been, you don't know where you are going.

Last edited by Nix54; 07-07-2009 at 12:58 AM.. Reason: Left something out.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:48 AM
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Timber Path and Tezel. I swear, we are so low-rent you would be frightened after 5. Pleassssssssssssssssse???? <looking for the batting eyelash smiley>

Just ask any of the urban dwellers how low rent we are.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Timber Path and Tezel. I swear, we are so low-rent you would be frightened after 5. Please???? <looking for the batting eyelash smiley>

Just ask any of the urban dwellers how low rent we are.
I think she really wants you to come over there.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Timber Path and Tezel. I swear, we are so low-rent you would be frightened after 5. Pleassssssssssssssssse???? <looking for the batting eyelash smiley>

Just ask any of the urban dwellers how low rent we are.
Good idea. And there are lots of nice empty places around there too

At least there used to be , it's been a while.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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I've changed my mind! Now I want you over here. Check out the Potranco /1604 or Culebra/ 1604 area. A used book would do very very very well!!!
I am getting so excited for this store. I loooove books.

However, while I live in this area and would love the convenience of the location, I'm not sure it's perfect. There's a Books A Million at 1604?Culebra and B&N and HPB at 1604/Bandera.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Timber Path and Tezel. I swear, we are so low-rent you would be frightened after 5. Pleassssssssssssssssse???? <looking for the batting eyelash smiley>

Just ask any of the urban dwellers how low rent we are.
How low are the rents? any specific location I could call? Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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I am getting so excited for this store. I loooove books.

However, while I live in this area and would love the convenience of the location, I'm not sure it's perfect. There's a Books A Million at 1604?Culebra and B&N and HPB at 1604/Bandera.
The area where Books A Million is nice. I went into Books A Million a month after it opened.

The manager was very helpful, I was looking for Texana and escorted me across the store to the section. They did not have much on the subject. He promised to build it up.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am getting so excited for this store. I loooove books.

However, while I live in this area and would love the convenience of the location, I'm not sure it's perfect. There's a Books A Million at 1604?Culebra and B&N and HPB at 1604/Bandera.
yes...but this area is so hungry for a good clean used book store. I think it would be a huge hit. But it would have to stay open late. No 9-5 stuff.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: S.A.
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Oh please anywheres and I would be happy, as an avid reader at least 2 books a week, you would save my budget. Please make sure sci fi/fantasy is well stocked!
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