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File #: 17-3473   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/15/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance approving the Market Square lease assignments of Chulerias to Juan Buendia dba Ilucion and Little Bit of Texas #2 to Maria Rivera Bustos dba Turqueza #2. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations Department]
Indexes: Market Square Leases
Attachments: 1. Lease Assignment, 2. Contract disclosure form - Ilucion (Chulerias), 3. Texas Ethics Form - Ilucion (Chulerias), 4. Lease Assignment - Little Bit of Texas #2, 5. Contract disclosure form - Turqueza #2 (Little Bit of Texas #2), 6. Texas Ethics Form - Turqueza #2 (Little bit of Texas #2), 7. Draft Ordinance, 8. Ordinance 2017-06-15-0436
Related files: 16-4060, 17-6275, 18-2993, 18-3274
DEPARTMENT: Center City Operations & Development Department




Market Square Amendments


Consideration of an ordinance related to leases in Market Square, authorizing the following actions:

A. Execution of a lease amendment with Chulerias to assign lease agreement to Juan Buendia dba Ilucion.
B. Execution of a lease amendment with Little Bit of Texas #2 to assign lease agreement to Maria Rivera Bustos dba Turqueza #2.


The City of San Antonio owns and manages Market Square, a unique and historic public market place that plays a vital role in the life, culture and economy of San Antonio. Market Square, with a retail history dating back to the nineteenth century, provides a unique and authentic Mexican Market experience, offering retail sales, holiday celebrations, and year round entertainment. There are 56 businesses in the Farmers Market, 33 in El Mercado and 14 in Market Square Plaza, ranging from cafes to shops specializing in local, regional and Latin American products.

On June 23, 2011, City Council passed Ordinance No. 2011-06-23-0571, which authorized extensions to all Farmers Market and El Mercado leases until June 30, 2014. The ordinance also provided the City the option to renew all the Farmers Market and El Mercado leases for an additional three-year period until June 30, 2017 and a subsequent two-year period until June 30, 2019. The City has exercised its first option to extend the Farmers Market and El Mercado agreements until June 30, 2017.

Delia Martinez, Walter Martinez and Rosemary Martinez have operated a store in Farmers Market specializing in women's apparel and other Mexican imports for over twenty years. Juan Buendia has operated a Mexican imports store in Farmers Market since 2015. Maria Trini Traylor dba Little Bit of Texas #2 has operated a regional products and Mexican Imports store in Farmers Market for over ten ye...

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