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Fried chicken, tacos planned for South Side retail development opening this summer

February 7, 2019

The Brooks mixed-use development on San Antonio’s South Side will get fried chicken, tacos and brunch when a new shopping center opens this summer, Brooks officials said Thursday.

City Base Commons, a 50,000-square-foot retail complex at Brooks developed by local firm GFR Development Services, will house at least 11 retail, restaurant and medical tenants including Raising Cane’s, Tia’s Taco Hut and Mr. C’s Fried Chicken and Waffles when it opens in July 2019.

The complex is 80 percent leased, officials said.

“GFR Developments was an original pioneer of investment in this area with its City Base Landings development and we’re thrilled at their continued interest in and around Brooks,” Brooks CEO Leo Gomez said in a statement. “City Base Commons will provide our community with even more great options for dining and shopping.”

The City Base Commons complex is the latest development at Brooks. The master-planned community recently landed the state’s first project under a program established by President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul in 2017 that’s designed to encourage investment in low-income areas: a $16-million, climate-controlled self-storage facility with flex office space.

Czech company Okin Business Process Services picked Brooks to house its U.S. headquarters, promising to create more than 1,400 jobs and invest about $23 million at the site.

In exchange, officials with the city, county and state have promised Okin at least $8.4 million in incentives.

Joshua Fechter is a San Antonio-based staff writer covering real estate, economic development and philanthropy. 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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