Whats New In 09 (03/2014)

by | March 1, 2014 | Neighborhood News

Whats New in 78209 for March 2014)

by: Leslie Foley

It’s official – and you’re reading it here — Alamo Heights Rotary Club
will celebrate Alamo Heights Night’s first year as an official FIESTA

PARTY TIME IN ’09 festivities will take place Friday, April 11, from
5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word
at 4301 Broadway. Skip the construction and opt for the free park- andride
service from Alamo Heights High School and Alamo Heights
Methodist Church (drop-off is in the AT&T parking lot across from UIW).
This 28th annual event will feature those faves you long for — grilled
fish on site over wood-burning pits, funnel cakes, Texas barbecue, Tecate,
Shiner Beer and Dos Equis. Bring the entire family for a night of fun, food
and festivities for Party Time in ’09.

Have you noticed — or shall I say you can’t miss — the new
construction at 2800 Broadway just south of E. Mulberry Avenue,
across from Lion’s Field Park? We are really in the big leagues
now! The new facility will nearly double in space the current
40,000-square-foot facility to 65,000 square feet of indoor and
outdoor exhibit space and will include plenty of free parking and
a café. Easier accessibility and free parking will ensure a larger
attendance and many more creative thinkers! Keep your fingers
crossed that next summer you can drop the kids off and let them
explore and appreciate this new treasure in their own backyard.
Not only does all this construction make one want to detour
back home, but there’s still a lot of bickering in ‘09. Referring to
the controversial apartment complex at the intersection of Austin
Highway and Broadway, critics and advocates alike have plenty
to say about the proposed project, its size, functionality and
whether or not the new facility will or should be built, its benefits
and how it will “fit” with the rest of Alamo Heights.

And right in the same area is ALAMO OLIVE OIL, which
recently opened at 5932 Broadway. This luscious tasty treat not
only flavors your foods but is great for your heart, skin, hair, complexion
and diet. Step inside and be tempted by the numerous varieties
of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Great gifts can be found
for all foodies on your list: martini mixes, gourmet salts, organic
Italian pastas, stuffed olives, cookbooks and more. Sample, swoon
and salivate … so swing on by and shop!

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