'I can’t even believe that is happening’: Downtown business closes its doors after 45 years; owner blames pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Jesus Medina started working at Cadillac Bar in 1974 as a dishwasher, waiter and bartender. “I can’t even believe that is happening.”In just a few days, Medina’s business assets will be sold through a liquidation sale. He said REOC San Antonio is working with those companies to figure out lease terms. He said companies are still using office space so far, but there’s a decrease for now. “God bless San Antonio, and thank you for being supportive for these many years,” Medina said.
School closed amid coronavirus pandemic will be used to house homeless individuals until late April
SAN ANTONIO – Schools sit empty amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t be put to good use. Margil Academy is currently being used by Haven for Hope to help house the homeless while complying with social distancing protocols. The school said the groups of people will be brought in through an entrance that allows them access to the gym and cafeteria and won't be allowed outside the restricted areas. Fifty-five individuals will be shuttled each evening and will leave the facility in the morning. Haven for Hope said staff members and clients will be screened for symptoms every daym and the areas will be disinfected daily.
These are the businesses that are/are not exempt in San Antonio’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders
These are the businesses that are/are not exempt in San Antonio’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ ordersPublished: March 25, 2020, 5:40 pmStay Home, Work Safe” emergency orders issued by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff went into effect Tuesday night, but many people are still left with questions about which businesses must close and which are exempt.
Toyota postpones manufacturing operations again
Toyota plants, including the one in San Antonio, will reopen “in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines,” according to a statement. Read the full statement below:“Based on an extensive review with our supplier and logistics network, Toyota will postpone its ramp up of its North American manufacturing operations from the week of May 4 to the week of May 11 . As previously stated, Toyota intends to gradually resume its manufacturing operations in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines, and local and state ordinances where our facilities are located. Toyota plants, including the one in San Antonio, will reopen “in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines,” according to a statement. We will continue to follow all safety guidelines and monitor vehicle demand as we carefully ramp up production.”The Toyota plants temporarily closed in late March.
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel to close due to coronavirus
EAGLE PASS, Texas – The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel will close at 2 a.m. Thursday for 15 days to prevent the spread the coronavirus. Officials will re-evaluate reopening April 3 based on “current information.”“The health and safety of our guests and team members is of paramount importance. All casino team members will be on paid administrative leave during this time. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.