Leaders of the San Antonio Conservation Society said they were surprised to see demolition start at the East Side building complex.
While some had hoped to see the building rehabilitated, State officials determined months ago that preservation would be cost-prohibitive.
Dallas-based Quadrant Investment Properties recently acquired The RK Group’s 5-acre property on East Commerce Street for an undisclosed price.
The building’s owner is making plans for a casual restaurant but already has lined up Viva Beer for a space on the main level of the building.
Keith Toney and Jada Andrews-Sullivan remain in District 2’s June 8 runoff after a recount failed to show additional votes for Denise Gutierrez-Homer.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he would like to see the long-running dispute over property next to the Hays Street bridge put to rest.
Former District 8 Councilman Art Hall will serve as the interim District 2 representative after City Council appointed him with a 7-3 vote Thursday.
Serving Southern classics, the highly anticipated Eastside Kitchenette is the creation of Chef Jeff White and his wife, Jenn White.
The appointee, to be selected Thursday by City Council, will serve until a new council member is installed following the May 4 municipal elections.
Dereck Hillyer, a local firefighter, announced Wednesday that he will apply to become the interim District 2 City Council representative and seek the office in the May election.