City of San Antonio faces uphill battle with problematic landlords, housing crisis
San Antonio Councilwoman Melissa Cabello-Havrda, Police Chief William McManus, city staff, and West Side residents dropped in on a local apartment complex that’s been on the city’s radar for years after facing many issues.
Pop-up Mercado now open at Market Square
If you’ve visited Market Square in the past few days, you probably noticed that the indoor Farmers Market Plaza is closed. We did reopen.”In less than a week, small business owners from the Farmers Market Plaza made the move down the Market Square corridor to settle into the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa for the Pop-Up Mercado. They’ve been advertising and put up this Pop-Up Mercado for us. Pop-up Mercado now open at Market Square inside the Centro de Artes building at 101 S. Santa Rosa (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) The Pop-Up Mercado will be open four days a week beginning on Thursday.
How COVID-19 is devastating household finances in the Chicago area and Illinois, in 5 charts
Most tenants and homeowners say they are confident they’ll be able to pay their rents and mortgages next month, but the level of that confidence varies. More than a quarter of renters who were only slightly confident had borrowed money from friends or family in the previous seven days to meet their spending needs. Among highly confident homeowners, the majority of them relied on regular income sources like those used before the pandemic.chicagotribune.com
Whether a restaurant survives the pandemic could depend on an uneasy dance with the landlord
“There are going to be tenants that lose their spaces and very harshly lose their livelihood,” Vance said. “There’s going to be landlords that may never really recover from this. If they can get out of an asset without losing their home, that may be a win. That’s cold and hard and really sad. Then what’s going to happen when COVID is over is, the people who somehow survived this thing should be smarter and stronger.”chicagotribune.com
St. Paul Square business owners struggling to stay open, adapting to new normal amid pandemic
San Antonio Tenants at the St. Paul Square are finding creative and innovative ways to adjust during the COVID-19 climate. The intention behind the St. Paul Square Espee project was to attract local residents to this area and to cater to convention and tourism business, said Michael Jersin, one of the owners of the St. Paul Square Espee project. Its impacted our permanent tenants, specifically the entertainment-oriented tenants, the restaurants and the bars.It was pretty bad, said Hogan. No one has any idea of what is going to happen and when people think they do, they dont. I think the best part of being a local business owner is adapting and knowing when it is the right time to make some changes.