Landlord cites high taxes for popular burger joint's closure

Timbo's to close on Saturday

SAN ANTONIO - The landlord of a local burger joint said he had no choice but to show the owners the door.

It was revealed last week that Timbo's is closing its doors for good.

The property owner, Harper Huddleston, blamed increasing taxes in the growing downtown area. He said Timbo's would only agree to a month-to-month lease, but he needed a longer commitment.

Huddleston said he prides himself on renting to mom-and-pop places, but he has more vacancies then tenants. He said Timbo's taxes went up by 365 percent in the past decade.

"It's not a win for anybody, because we're losing a tenant who's been there for ten years, and their neighbor, IAMA Coffee House, had been there for six years, and we've lost that tenant, and that space is still vacant seven months later, so nobody wins," Huddleston said.

Huddleston said if he can't find renters, the final option is selling the buildings, but he is appealing the appraisals.

The coffee bar in the same building as Timbo's said it left in December because of taxes.

Timbo's will close its doors for good on Saturday.



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