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File #: 18-2993   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 5/10/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the El Mercado lease assignment of Leather Creations to Roberto Delgado dba Mexico en la Piel. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations]
Indexes: Market Square Leases
Attachments: 1. Lease Agreement - Leather Creations, 2. DCD - Mexico en la Piel, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2018-05-10-0336
Related files: 17-3473, 15-2474, 16-4060, 16-5190, 16-6244, 17-6275
DEPARTMENT: Center City Operations & Development Department




Market Square Amendment


Consideration of an ordinance authorizing an amendment to a lease at El Mercado in Market Square, assigning Leather Creations lease agreement to Roberto Delgado dba Mexico en la Piel.


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 and second option to extend the Farmers Market and El Mercado agreements until June 30, 2019.

Ruben Castaneda, Edward Castaneda and Irene Castaneda dba Leather Creations have operated stores in Market Square specializing in leather and regional products for over fifteen years. The Castaneda family now wishes to assign the business to Roberto Delgado, who has operated a Mexican Imports shop in El Mercado since 2010. The Municipal Code provides authority for the City to assign leases when businesses are sold and establishes an assignment fee of $1,500.00.

This proposed ordinance will authorize an amendment to the lease agr...

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