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customers were loyal to Scrivner

customers were loyal to Scrivner
My puzzle began about 16 years ago. My husband and I were relocated to San Antonio and fell in love with the city, its weather and the people. Then after four years, we were relocated to the Middle East. We knew when we left that we would retire to this great place, and we are now back and loving it.
While I lived here in 1996, I had the pleasure of visiting a secluded little shopping mall with a native San Antonian. There were various kinds of unique shops and a sweet little tearoom where we ate lunch. My friend commented how it was a local tradition to have lunch here. I have tried to remember exactly where it was and always come up blank. If I remember correctly, it was off Loop 410 Northeast, past North Star Mall.
My mind goes blank when I try to think of the name. I think it started with "Sch-," maybe a German name; "Schriffs" keeps coming to mind. I hope you can shed some light on my puzzle. My biggest fear is that it is no longer there. I would very much like to revisit this unique place.
Oh, dear; that was Scrivener's - in past tense for several years now. The one-of-a-kind store at 8502 Broadway, just outside Loop 410, changed hands at the beginning of this millennium and closed less than five years later.
The original store's namesake was , member of a pioneer Alamo Heights family, who founded the store in 1945 with two other World War II veterans and became the sole owner within a year. At that time, the site was farm land,Isabel Marant Bekett, and the store's customers tended to be ranch and farm families from north of San Antonio.
According to Scrivener's June 23, 2000, obituary in the Express-News, the store started by selling building materials and moved into work clothes, hardware and lumber. When Scrivener's introduced fabrics from Comal Cottons in New Braunfels, it started attracting female customers, since the popular goods weren't previously available in San Antonio. Housewares, garden and party supplies, stationery, a bridal registry,isabel marant france, cosmetics and women's ready-to-wear clothing and accessories soon followed.
The unassuming, one-story building grew to accommodate the new merchandise, with additions bumping out every so often, sometimes with an idiosyncratic join that required careful stepping.
"We built onto it like you'd build onto an old farmhouse," Scrivener told the Express-News a month before his death. "There was never any plan."
The tearoom, which was the store's best-known feature, opened in 1964 "to draw women to other parts of the store," says
Ailing, Scrivener decided to retire at age 83 and sold the store to
Bering's also operated a tearoom and kept some of the Scrivener's menu staples, including the bouillon, but new dishes featured "boldly sophisticated features that will please those with an adventuresome palate,chaussures isabel marant 2013," says a review in the Feb. 28, 2003, Express-News. Sadly, Bering's announced the closing of its store and sale of the valuable real estate in March 2005.
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