Potchernick’s Cerveceria will breathe new life into what was once San Antonio’s much loved Potchernick’s Sporting Goods store. In business from 1904 to 1991, Potchernick’s held claim to being the second oldest continuously operating sporting goods store in the United States. Vacant since closing, the narrow building (two-hundred-feet long and a mere twenty-eight-feet wide) is being reimagined—restored and renewed—as a combination restaurant and brewery as well as a new urban paseo connecting the business district with the city’s famed Riverwalk. The building’s original storefront entry on St. Mary’s Street will be transformed into a quick-bite comal kiosk, a rich sensory experience hinting at the activity within. Inside, the space will be divided, housing the new cerveceria as well a monumental 185-foot-long paseo, a ramp stretching the length of the 11,200-square-foot building. The ramp, recalling a historic paseo that once occupied the site, parallels the brewery, bar, and seating area before opening out to the Riverwalk. Restored skylights and steel-framed windows illuminate the time-worn D’Hanis clay block and concrete-and-stucco walls, while a new interior glass enclosure will showcase stainless steel brewing tanks, the heart of the brewery. A portion of the original floor on the river side of the building will be removed to create a two-story space highlighting the existing concrete structure and helping to extend natural light deep into the building. Seating for approximately 125 guests, will consist of two-top tables, bar stools, and picnic tables (inside and outside). With an unpretentious yet considered aesthetic, the venue will be a bright, comfortable, and lively space in which guests can enjoy tacos and beer.