Terry Black’s Barbecue Advances Mixed-Use Project in San Antonio

The family behind Terry Black’s BBQ is working to become more than just construction managers as they develop plans for a mixed-use project near San Antonio’s Pearl District.

The family, widely considered Texas barbecue royalty, has cleared a hurdle in its quest to build a hotel, courtyard, parking lot and restaurants on a mostly vacant site at 2100 Broadway Street , the San Antonio Express-News reported.

The project received preliminary approval from the Historical and Design Review Commission on Wednesday, excluding the hotel portion, which was not part of the family’s application.

One of the restaurants will be a Terry Black’s and the other will have “nothing to do with barbecue,” said Mark Black, who runs the business with his twin brother Michael, sister Christina and parents Terry and Patti . Exact details of the hotel have not been revealed, although it was previously reported that it would have a private club and that hotel rooms would be between 350 and 600 square feet.

The family purchased the 1.5-acre site in 2021, intending to create something that would fit into the neighborhood.

The proposed project is part of a broader development boom in the area around Pearl, a popular tourist attraction with breweries, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. Oxbow Development Group, for example, plans to expand the Pearl with a mixed-use project planned for 682 apartments, a 166-key hotel, parking garages and about 70,000 square feet of restaurants, bars and offices in the neighborhood.

Terry Black’s Barbecue, which has locations in Lockhart, Austin and Dallas, is also expanding to Waco and Fort Worth. The Broadway location will mark its first foray into San Antonio. Although they share a family lineage with Original Black’s Barbecue, founded in 1932, the two chains are separate, competing entities.

Terry Black’s has another mixed-use development up its sleeve in South Austin. In November, he purchased the former Elks Lodge, at 700 Dawson Road, with plans to transform the 3.7-acre site into a membership club that would include a restaurant, swimming pool and boutique hotel .

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