New San Antonio Tech High School Receives $600K Donation from 80/20 Foundation
The San Antonio nonprofit 80/20 Foundation is giving Tech Bloc a $600,000 grant for an effort to construct a new high school focused on technology and entrepreneurship, called CAST Tech. In June, Texas grocer H-E-B and its CEO Charles Butt announced plans to spend $3.6 million to create a system of charter high schools, starting with one that will focus on technology and entrepreneurship. That funding is separate from the new 80/20 Foundation grant. H-E-B plans to provide money to each of the schools when they open, according to a press release. The tech school, which is scheduled to open in 2017 with an incoming class of 150 freshmen, is located in downtown San Antonio near the city’s startup hubs, such as Geekdom and the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center.
New Amazon Home Services
The online retailer recently announced San Antonio is one of 20 new metropolitan areas where the year-old service is expanding. Amazon Home Services links customers to local professionals ready to take on jobs that customers can’t or don’t want to do, like putting together a swing set, mounting a TV or mowing the lawn. Customers can use the service when buying an item on Amazon that requires installation or assembly by adding the service before checkout. Those interested can also can search and schedule services directly from the Home Services home page, no related purchase needed.
New Downtown Acquisition for Oncology San Antonio
Oncology San Antonio announced Friday it will open a cancer clinic in the former Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas building by May. The cancer-care organization, which specializes in medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology, said it acquired the building at 202 Baltimore Ave. this week and expects construction to start next month.
New Distilleries Open
San Antonio’s craft spirits community gets a new member this week as Edwards Ridge Distillery opens for public tastings. The distillery at 16104 University Oak — which produces William, Talus gold and silver rums – is open for public tours and tastings from 3 p.m. to midnight Thursday-Friday and 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. The rums are available for sale at Alamo City Liquor and Gabriel’s locations for a suggested retail price of $34.99 for the silver and $39.99 for the gold. Edward’s Ridge joins a growing San Antonio distillery movement that includes Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Dorcol Distilling Co. and Artisan Distillery and Drinks on Alamo.
As the walkable downtown lifestyle continues to expand in Downtown San Antonio, the opportunities to live in the premier luxury condominium address are dwindling. The Alteza Residences above the Grand Hyatt have entered their closeout phase with fewer than 20 remaining residences. Three new designer models have been unveiled to showcase the outstanding corner views captured from the floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the downtown skyline. The move-in ready residences are acquisition ready, with a motivated developer selling at prices below the cost of replacement today. Owners of Alteza Residences are positioned to take advantage of the continued growth and positive outlook for the Downtown San Antonio market. To learn more about the remaining inventory or schedule a private tour, call 210-212-8400 or CLICK HERE to preview the floorplans.