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More than two dozen new stores and restaurants coming soon to San Antonio

July 30, 2018

Two indoor trampoline parks and a spate of convenience stores and fast food restaurants will be among more than two dozens stores and eateries hitting the San Antonio area within the next few months, state records show.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park plans to open its fourth San Antonio location at 618 NW Loop 410, while San Francisco-based House of Air will enter the market with its first location at 16628 San Pedro Ave., according to filings with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Both projects are slated for completion Nov. 1, records show.

Convenience store chains are growing their footprint in San Antonio. So far, QuikTrip Corp. is making good on plans to open about 60 stores in the area — adding three locations with construction estimated to end by June 2019. And Circle K is adding a store at 8648 Huebner Road on the city’s Northwest Side.

KFC plans to open three new restaurants in the area, according to state filings.

The San Antonio retail market has been rocked in recent months after a series of prominent retail closures. Sears Holdings has closed its Sears store at Park North Shopping Center while the company is pursuing an arrangement to keep its Rolling Oaks Mall store open after it was put on the auction block in May.

Toys “R” Us Inc. gained approval from a U.S. bankruptcy judge earlier this year to close its three Toys “R” Us stores and one Babies “R” Us store in San Antonio as part of a 700-store liquidation in the U.S.

Walmart Stores Inc. closed its Sam’s Club store at 12919 San Pedro Ave. along with 62 other U.S. stores — announcing the closures the same day the company announced wage and benefit increases for its employees. Walmart also closed its Neighborhood Market store at 3175 Nacogdoches Road near MacArthur High School in December.

And Target closed its store at 7014 FM 78 on the city’s Far East Side in February as part of a wave of closures that affected a dozen U.S. locations.

The local retail market had a “healthy” occupancy rate of 95 percent during the first half of 2018 but could see vacancy increase with more big box store closures expected by the end of the year, according to a recent report by Dallas-based real estate firm Weitzman.

Joshua Fechter is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jfechter@express-news.net | Twitter: @JFreports

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