“People who gravitate toward Downtown are an eclectic group,” says Isabella, “We get to meet people from so many different walks of life.”
“I don’t think it was supposed to be a long term thing,” says Abe Cortez, Owner of Paris Hatters. “But it just went and went and went.” It’s unlikely that Abe’s father and uncle, who founded the business in 1917, could have imagined a simple hat repair shop lasting over a hundred years.
These three Lifetime Achievement Honorees, recognized at the 2017 Centropolitan Awards, changed the face of our downtown.
“And then I thought, Hold on. We can do that here in San Antonio. We have icons.”
Their work doesn’t just save lives, it changes them.
This jeweler practices his craft in the Downtown arts village of La Villita.
“I think Houston Street is one of the great streets downtown,” says David Adelman, Principal and Founder of AREA Real Estate. Adelman’s recently completed project, The Maverick Apartments, serves as the launching point of the upcoming Urban Spaces Tour hosted by Centro San Antonio.
The sculpture sat in his studio for several years. He offered it to one of his artist friends to see what he could make of it, but the object didn’t garner much interest. It was only when he began researching the sculpture that he uncovered its surprising origins.