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Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

City Council Approves New Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concessionaire Agreement at the San Antonio International Airport

CONTACT: Rich Stinson, O: 210-207-1509
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Tonya Hope, O: 210-207-1515
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San Antonio (March 21, 2019) – Today, the San Antonio City Council approved the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardere at the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). This new project will bring the flavors of San Antonio to the forefront of Terminal A and the millions of passengers who visit each year.  Passengers will be able to enjoy the culinary creations of award-winning chef Andrew Weisman and other local iconic personalities, taste some local barbecue and purchase memorabilia or a t-shirt from the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.


“The more than 34 million tourists who visit San Antonio annually already know about San Antonio’s unique ambiance, history and culture,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Giving them an opportunity to taste some of our city’s finest local culinary delights at the airport will enhance the city’s appeal encouraging further exploration and longer stays.”  


The package includes exciting concepts such as The Luxury, Smoke Shack BBQ and Southern Kitchen, Boss Wood Fired Bagels & Coffee, Sip Brew Bar and Market, Local Coffee, the Spurs Store and iStore/Adina’s Market and one more to be decided at a later date.


“This is a very exciting project because it will refresh the airport’s footprint, addresses traveler’s requests to have local and healthy options and will even allow travelers an avenue to order food from a mobile kiosk and avoid standing in a line”, said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio.


Some of the other elements of the new agreement include a coffee kiosk in the baggage claim area, food options before reaching the security line, fast pay areas and charging stations at restaurants.


This 7-year contract will generate at least $2.1 million each year for the San Antonio Airport System and offers Paradies Lagardere an option to renew each year for three years.

Categories: City News, Aviation