Rosario’s owner shares future plans for historic Southtown San Antonio building

Nearly two years after purchasing the vacant property at 722 S. St. Mary’s St., Rosario’s owner Lisa Wong has shared her plans for the historic building in the form of digital renderings of an impressive new dining facility bearing the Rosario’s name. Typically, demolishing a local landmark is a big no-no. But Andrew Douglas, of Douglas Architects, has been working with Wong to develop the new property, and said that less than 35% of the original structure — the oldest portion of which dates back to the 1860s — exists. In light of that detail, the team is attempting to make a case for demolition. If the application is accepted, Douglas said they intend to find ways to integrate the remaining materials and elements into the new design to pay homage to the original house…

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