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File #: 17-6275   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/7/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance approving the Market Square lease assignments of J. Anthony Leather Goods to Alfonso Ramos dba Woody’s Bazzar and La Plaza Imports to Jose Velazquez dba Galleria Taxco II. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations]
Indexes: Market Square Leases
Attachments: 1. DCD - Jose Velazquez dba Galleria Taxco II, 2. Texas Ethics - Jose Velazquez dba Galeria Taxco II, 3. Lease Assignment - Galeria Taxco II, 4. DCD - Alfonso Ramos dba Woody's Bazzar, 5. Texas Ethics Form - Alfonso Ramos dba Woody's Bazzar, 6. Lease Assignment - Woody Bazzar, 7. Draft Ordinance, 8. , 9. Ordinance 2017-12-07-0935
Related files: 17-3473, 17-1555, 18-4981, 18-2264, 18-2993, 18-3274, 18-3547, 19-1748
DEPARTMENT: Center City Operations & Development Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: John Jacks


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 1


SUBJECT:

Market Square Lease Assignments


SUMMARY:

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

A. Execution of a lease amendment with J. Anthony Leather Goods to assign lease agreement to Alfonso Ramos dba Woody's Bazzar.
B. Execution of a lease amendment with La Plaza Imports to assign lease agreement to Jose Velazquez dba Galleria Taxco II.



BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

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, and subsequently exercised the second option to further extend agreements until June 30, 2019.

Irene Castaneda dba J. Anthony's Leather Goods has operated a store in Farmers Market specializing in leather goods since 2014, while Alfonso Ramos's family has successfully operated in Farmers Market for over ten (10) years. Jules LeBlanc and Minerva Guerra dba La Plaza Impor...

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