Northern Hills Great Clips – Now Open
9.19.2014 – Great Clips operates over 3,300 salons in the United States and Canada and the NEC is now home to two of them! The company’s second outlet on the NEC opened recently in the Northern Hills Center located at 12311 Nacogdoches Road (in the same center as Wal-Mart, between Whataburger and Dunkin’ Donuts). This joins the company’s first NEC location in Nacogdoches Village. Two locations make this a convenient option for people on the go – as does the company’s online reservation service. Visit www.greatclips.com for more information.
Open for Business – Taqueria La Tapatia!
Taqueria La Tapatia, a new restaurant specialzing in Jalisco-style Mexican food, opened last week to a packed parking lot. The fully-renovated and landscaped building occupies the former Wendy’s at 8814 Perrin Beitel Road. The menu is full of options and sure to please every taste. Breakfast and lunch plates featuring familiar favorites and all the fixings start at $5.25. Also available are tortas, gorditas, nachos, and all-day breakfast tacos. La Tapatia is open from 6AM to 11PM (12AM Friday and Saturday) and offers both sit-down and drive-thru service. This is a delicious addition to the Northeast Corridor!
Ross Dress for Less: Brand Name Shopping Coming to the NEC!
Be on the lookout! Within a year, construction will begin on a new Ross Dress for Less store in the Nacogdoches Village shopping center!
Ross, as it’s usually called, “specializes in the best brands, the latest fashions for family and home—all at 20% to 60% off department store prices”, according to the company’s website.
A lease was recently signed with Ross Dress for Less for approximately 28,000 SF according to the owner of Nacogdoches Village. A portion of the existing shopping center will be demolished to make way for the new Ross store.
The addition of this store will bring an exciting new retail option to the NEC!
To learn more about fashion and savings, visit rossstores.com
New Whataburger in the NEC!
This past February, a new Whataburger restaurant opened at 12311 Nacogdoches Road. Whataburger, an American regional fast food restaurant chain, specializes in hamburgers, fish, chicken, tacos and breakfast items.
The new location is the standard restaurant prototype. With an investment of $250,000, “The energy efficient, cost-effective building was constructed with long lasting materials, and provides energy saving features such as LED lighting and environment control systems to reduce energy consumption”, according to James Turcotte, Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Whataburger.
Additionally, Mr. Turcotte stated, “The unit currently employs approximately 75 people.”
This new restaurant will enhance to the variety of food chains to the NEC!
Please make sure to visit soon. The restaurant operates 24 hours a day!
For more information, visit whataburger.com
First Choice Emergency Room Coming to the NEC!
Construction is underway on a new medical facility in the NEC. First Choice Emergency Room, an established provider of freestanding emergency room care, will open its first San Antonio location in the former Blockbuster Video store at 13434 Nacogdoches Road. The company currently has 22 Texas locations in the Dallas/ Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin areas. First Choice will invest nearly $2 million to transform the interior and exterior of the existing building into a fully equipped emergency medical facility.
According to the company’s website, First Choice Emergency Room is revolutionizing the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies, both major and minor. The facilities are innovative, freestanding, and fully equipped emergency rooms with state of the art diagnostic technology (CT Scanners, Ultrasound, Digital X-ray) and on-site labs. This location will be exclusively staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. Patients will receive high-quality care and have an alternative to today’s overburdened hospital system.
According to First Choice representatives, this location will create approximately 15-20 jobs. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2014. First Choice Emergency Room’s mission is to deliver the highest quality emergency medical care for the neighborhoods served. For the latest news about First Choice Emergency Room, visit www.fcer.com
Walmart Hiring for Approximately 300 Jobs for New Walmart in the NEC
Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Walmart Hiring Center, located at 11524 Perrin Beitel Road . Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.
According to store manager Jarod Dunker, the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “We are excited to add a new Walmart to San Antonio and bring good jobs with great career opportunities to the area,” Dunker said.
Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.
Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. *Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.
The majority of new associates will begin work in December to help prepare the store for its grand opening.
*Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmart’s standard hiring criteria.
Nacogdoches Village Shopping Center Sees Major Improvements
Dramatic improvements are underway at the Nacogdoches Village Shopping Center. Located at the southwest corner of Nacogdoches and O’Connor, the shopping center has recently undergone renovations including new facades and a more vibrant paint scheme. Several new tenants will be moving into the newly renovated shopping center over the next few months. New tenants include Texan Urgent Care, Wingstop, Pizza Patron, and Unleashed by Petco.
The MWM Fund, owner of the shopping center, was able to take advantage of a City fee waiver program that incentivizes redevelopment in established areas. This program is available to other area commercial property owners to help them make improvements. Commercial property owners interested in the fee waiver program are urged to contact Michael Taylor at 207-0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SkyMine Bringing Jobs and Environmental Benefits to the NEC
The SkyMine plant was revealed recently during a groundbreaking event at Capital Aggregates Cement on the northeast side of San Antonio. Once fully operational in 2014, the SkyMine plant is expected to capture 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually through the direct capture of 75,000 tons and additional 225,000 tons that will be offset by the production of green products.
The Capitol SkyMine plant will employ roughly 35 people and is expected to create more than 200 jobs through the plant’s construction and on-going operations. The mechanism behind this is plant is called SkyMine, an electrolytic carbon capture technology that will selectively capture carbon dioxide, acid gases and heavy metals from the flue gas of the Capitol Aggregates Cement Plant, where the Capitol SkyMine plant will be retrofitted. Skyonic Corporation, an Austin based corporation has teamed up with San Antonio Capital Aggregates to present SkyMine.
The plant is expected to turn a profit within three years from the sale of the products of this process including sodium bicarbonate, hydrogen chloride, and bleach.
Speakers at the groundbreaking included Joe Jones, founder and CEO of Skyonic and Greg Hale, President of Capitol Aggregates. The excitement and anticipation was high.
According to Joe Jones, founder and CEO of Skyonic,”Industrial manufacturing is a cornerstone of the global economy and we’re doing our part to making the process more lucrative for industries and cleaner for the environment.”
“The beginning of construction is a major milestone on the road to commercialization,” said Greg Hale, President of Capital Aggregates.
“I applaud the Zachry Corporation and Skyonic for setting the standard with the first commercial carbon capture plant of its kind,” Mayor Julian Castro said. “This project is another example of how San Antonio is becoming a leader in combining green technology and job creation.”
New Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts in Northeast San AntonioSan Antonio Business Journal, Tricia Lynn Silva
The store is located at 12311 Nacogdoches Road on the Northeast Side. The grand-opening festivities will take place at noon.
The Nacogdoches store is one of several that will be owned and operated by locally based PSP Franchising LLC. The owners behind PSP are father-and-son team Kishore and Prashant Samtani.
The Nacogdoches store is one of four restaurants that PSP hopes to open over the next several years, say the two men, who spoke with the Business Journal last May about their plans with the Dunkin’ brand.
The agreement with Dunkin’s Brands Group Inc. calls for PSP to open four restaurants, Prashant Samtani stated. Both he and his father, however, expressed confidence that the potential for the brand and PSP would go beyond four stores.
“We’re not going to wait four years,” Kishore Samtani stated. “We know the potential of this brand.”
The Nacogdoches store is the fourth Dunkin’ Donuts in San Antonio. A fifth is expected to open in the city of Windcrest at the end of this month.