Cruz Cortez, who died Thursday, founded Mi Tierra Café and Bakery and was the matriarch of the five-generation La Familia Cortez.
An open house Monday included designs aimed at preserving much of the 1949 theater and enhancing it for a new generation of performances and art displays.
The City and County are finalizing an agreement with Texas Public Radio that will move the nonprofit’s headquarters into the storied Alameda Theater.
San Antonio’s Market Square was buzzing with chatter and mariachi music Thursday as La Familia Cortez celebrated their 75th year in business with una pachanga muy grande.
This year, La Familia Cortez Restaurants, which owns the iconic San Antonio restaurant, Mi Tierra Café & Bakery, turns 75 years old, and even now, beneath the technicolor Christmas lights and papeles picados strung across the eatery’s ceiling, three generations of la familia Cortez are preserving and growing their legacy established by the family patriarch, the late Pedro Cortez.