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Helotes’ Schott’s Meat Market moving

May 24, 2019

One member of the Schott family is moving out, and another is taking his place in a Helotes meat market space on Bandera Road that has been serving the area for nearly 20 years. The end result is a net gain for the area carnivore community.

Mike Schott is moving his Schott’s Meat Market into a new location closer to San Antonio on Bandera Road, just outside Loop 1604, that used to be the former Bad Dogz Beer & Bites bar. Memorial Day will be his final day of business before moving.

Rodney Schott, Mike’s cousin who owns the complex that houses the orginal market at 19405 Bandera Road, is taking deer and is renaming the business Schott Country Store & Meat Market. He also will process deer at the facility, which also includes a large convenience store.

Both Schotts said they hope their new businesses, which are not affiliated with one another, are up and running around Father’s Day, June 16.

“We are rearranging the layout a bit and installing a new cooler and freezer to the property, but this should be a pretty quick turnaround for us,” Mike Schott said. “We’ll have a little more space to operate here, and that will allow us to do some new things, like maybe expand our sausage-making operations and maybe also carry more produce.”

This will be the second Schott Country Store & Meat Market in the San Antonio area. The original is located off Interstate 10 West in Fair Oaks Ranch.

“Customers that are familiar with what we do there will find a similar experience at the new location,” Rodney Schott said. “We’ll have somebody behind the counter, but also feature a lot of grab-and-go items, jerky, dried sausage and premium beef.”

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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