In the first three days of the commuter service’s operation, fewer than 10 people rode the river barges from the Pearl to two River Walk restaurants.
This is the story of how a couple of men long ago started the tradition of dyeing the San Antonio River emerald green for St. Patrick’s Day.
The Mayor and the majority of San Antonio City Council took a cringe-worthy step backwards by voting for Go Rio San Antonio to receive the city’s river barge concession contract.
San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 Thursday to award Go Rio San Antonio, a locally owned company working with Houston-based Landry’s, the multimillion contract to operate the City’s new fleet of river barges.
Editor’s note: Several local and national firms are competing for the 10-year, multimillion-dollar contract with the City of San Antonio to operate the new San Antonio River Walk barges.
The following commentary was written by Melanie Tawil, a representative of Mery & Associates, which submitted a proposal to be considered for the contract.
Entertainment Cruises is uniquely positioned to offer a world-class experience that every San Antonian will be proud of and every visitor wants to do again.
I need San Antonio’s support and we need our City Council to make the right decision and select Entertainment Cruises on Thursday.
Go Rio trusts Council will make its decision on the river barge contract based on the facts.
In a rare departure from protocol, City Council heard Wednesday from two groups in a dead heat vying for the multimillion-dollar, high-profile contract to operate San Antonio’s new river barges.
City staff will recommend to City Council that Chicago-based entertainment cruise company San Antonio River Cruises be awarded a multi-million dollar contract to operate the city’s new river barges along the River Walk.