Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Owners Announce Alamo Street Eat Bar Closure, Second Friendly Spot Location on Southside

Posted By on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 2:22 PM

Say goodbye to food trucks in Southtown, at least for now.

Jody Newman, owner of The Friendly Spot, says she and husband Steve, will close Alamo Street Eat Bar on January 15. Details are still being worked out for a weekend's worth of parties and festivities.

"Friends, What a fun ride we’ve had here at Eat Bar since 2012. Steve and I, with the entire #friendlyfamily have had an amazing time bringing food trucks and the first Urban Food Court to downtown/#southtown. So many food and beverages businesses started and grew right here before our very eyes. Food truck operators have succeeded, supported their families, put themselves through school and gone on to open notable Restaurants here in SATX. Steve and I are switching our focus to a new project and have decided to close Eat Bar as of 1/15/2018," Newman said of the closing via email.

Alamo Street Eat Bar did in fact serve as a starting pad for several food trucks including Where Y'at by Pieter Sypesteyn (of The Cookhouse, NOLA Brunch & Beignets and Bud's Rotisserie. Truly the unofficial entrance to Southtown when it opened in March of 2012, Alamo Street Eat Bar served as an introduction to the rest of the area's eclectic fare.

"We're shifting our focus and I had to free up some time. I had to give Alamo Street up," Newman says.

The shift in focus will mean she can concentrate on opening up the second location of The Friendly Spot on the city's Southside in a "raw piece of land" the Newmans purchased seven months ago. She projects an opening date within the next 18 months.

609 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337.

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