San Antonio’s Southside is home to a very special community of creators, hard workers, and people that inspire–many of which own small businesses in and around the Southside. The Southside Makers and Shakers blog series showcases these unique businesses and their owners. Each addition to the series offers new insight into the community and the gente that make the Southside so unique.
Interview with Tandem
Tell us about yourself and your business
A group of us, who grew up here in San Antonio, collectively teamed up to open Tandem. We wanted to create a place for the community with a relaxed vibe, amazing coffee, and great beer selections. We are a place that supports the arts, small businesses, entrepreneurs, bicyclists and all things local!
What makes San Antonio special to you and your business?
We are incredibly fortunate to be located right off the San Antonio River at 310 Riverside Drive! The Mission Reach is one of the best bike trails in the state and we are proud that we can see it from our back patio. The easy access to the historical missions is incredible.
What is your favorite part of your business?
The people. The people on the Southside are the most down to earth, genuine, and nicest people in the city! We love serving the community who support us everyday.
What makes the Southside unique compared to other parts of San Antonio?
There is so much more history and culture tucked away in this side of town than most people know. We invite everyone to explore the hidden gems and restaurants in the area. Check out VIDA’s other Makers & Shakers highlights here.
What does your typical day on the Southside look like?
We open early every day for coffee and breakfast. We kick back and let our customers come in and enjoy our shop while we listen to good music and have warm conversations with our guests. We also host events and live music.
How can customers find you?
Customers can find us on our social media pages and they are always welcome to visit us at 310 Riverside Drive.
We know that the Southside is full of makers and shakers. Do you have a small business or creator on the Southside that inspires you? If so, nominate that person (or yourself), to be a part of VIDA’s community series! Submit your nomination on the Contact Us page.
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