Retail Roundup: Shoe store and bookstore closing, Six Flags hiring lifeguards
Here’s the rundown: A local shoe store is closing its doors, another chain is shuttering all of its brick-and-mortar locations and several new restaurants have opened in San Antonio.
After nearly 15 years in business, The Shoe Club at Quarry Village is closing. Owner Adriana Moreno said she decided to shutter the store to spend more time with her young children.
“It’s bittersweet,” Moreno said. “I love all my customers, but it’s just time for me right now.”
Closing sales will continue over the next few weeks.
LifeWay Christian Resources is closing all 170 of its physical stores, which includes a location at The Rim shopping center, it announced this week.
The business, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, said it will continue selling merchandise through its website, customer service center and church partnerships.
LifeWay said in January it planned to trim the number of stores because of declining sales and traffic.
“While we had hoped to keep some stores open, current market projections show this is no longer a viable option,” acting president and CEO Brad Waggoner said in a blog post.
Half Moon Power Yoga, which offers yoga classes and workshops, has opened a new pop-up studio at The Shops at La Cantera, according to its website. The studio is located next to Nordstrom.
Shotgun House Coffee Roasters plans to open its second location in San Antonio, staff writer Mike Sutter reports. An opening date hasn’t been set yet, but the new store will be located at 1010 S. Flores St., Suite 116.
Co-owners Eddie Laughlin and Jessica Callery opened the original shop at 1333 Buena Vista St. in April.
Another coffee shop, Medina River Coffee, is also open at a shopping center on West Avenue, according to Sutter.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is looking to hire more than 100 lifeguards for its White Water Bay water park, which opens April 27.
People can apply for the positions online at sixflagsjobs.com. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and meet certain physical requirements, including being able to swim 200 yards. They also have to complete lifeguard certification training, which Six Flags will provide, according to a news release.
The park is also looking for slide attendants and food service workers.
Mr. Chickpea, a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes, recently opened in a shopping plaza near Loop 1604 and U.S. 281, staff writer Paul Stephen reports. Another restaurant, Saffron Persian Cuisine, opened recently at the intersection of Huebner and Babcock roads.
The Crepe Addiction plans to open a location at the Fiesta Trails shopping center in June, staff writer Chuck Blount reports.
Austin-based Cabo Bob’s Burritos plans to open a spot north of Loop 410 off Broadway, according to Blount. California-based Sky Sushi is also opening a restaurant named Shiro near the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Chicken finger chain Raising Cane’s may build a new restaurant at 11703 Bandera Rd., according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Construction on the restaurant would start in April and finish in August.
A new Smoothie King location may be opening soon, too. There are plans for a store at 4925 Walzem Rd., according to a TDLR filing. Work on the location would be complete in June.