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Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
"...the proposed $750,000 city loan to the owners of Las Manitas. The loan, a pilot effort in an innovative..."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Mas Noticias Las Manitas: Council Members Take Stand
"...have taken a public stand asserting the value of Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, Escuelita del Alma, and Tesoros Trading..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Laters, Las Manitas
Storied Downtown restaurant "closed forever" – that's the way the taco crumbles.
"...Chilaquiles enthusiasts across town: venerable eatery and community hub Las Manitas has closed its doors, apparently "forever," with seating,..."

Sept. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Las Manitas More Than a Restaurant
"...Dear Editor, Re: Las Manitas [“My Migas, My City,” News, July 21]: All..."

Aug. 1, 2006 Postmarks

Las Manitas Had City Hall by the Huevos?
Did the Perez sisters have a trump card in their negotiation with the city?
"...kinda-culpa to Jeff Ward on KLBJ this morning regarding Las Manitas. If you missed it, the audio is here...."

June 14, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Save Las Manitas
"...in Austin, a high-rolling developer's wrecking ball destroyed the last place Downtown a person traveling on a low budget..."

June 13, 2007 Postmarks

Noticias Las Manitas
Grassroots effort to save Las Manitas Avenue Cafe and Escuelita del Alma daycare is growing
"...grassroots effort to bring attention to the plight of Las Manitas Avenue Cafe and Escuelita del Alma daycare center..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Save Las Manitas
"...Dear Editor, Re: Las Manitas [“My Migas, My City,” News, July 21]: So..."

July 24, 2006 Postmarks

History Is an Important Factor in Las Manitas' Loan
"...that referred to the help of the city to Las Manitas as a leg up and handout. Until recent..."

June 20, 2007 Postmarks

A Win-Win for Wal-Mart, Las Manitas
"...Retention and Enhancement Fund, I'm struck with a blinding flash of brilliance: in lieu of McDonald's, why doesn't Las..."

Dec. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Cherish Las Manitas
"...reading the "David vs. Goliath" article in regards to Las Manitas and [J. Willard] Marriott [“Point Austin,” News, Sept...."

Sept. 29, 2006 Postmarks

"Everyone knows it's really Las Manitas!"
Open mouth, insert … foot?
"...Regarding last week's edict from the Travis County Libertarian Party advising..."

Oct. 30, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Las Mas Loan Legit
Manitas loan approved with conditions.
"...With an 11th-hour amendment, the $750,000 city loan to Las Manitas passed 5-2 at City Council. Following a brief..."

June 7, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

My Migas, My City
As Downtown development explodes, Las Manitas Avenue Cafe and its neighbors face an uncertain future
"...If we lost Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, would Austin lose a piece of..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Tough Tacos
As tempers rise, the Las Manitas debate symbolizes the future of Austin
"...been chilling over a mojito in Marfa for the last month and somehow missed the news, the "small, little..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Homemade History
Las Manitas, the Pérez sisters, and a usable past
"...As Congress Avenue is Austin's Main Street, Las Manitas is our main street cafe – the hangout..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Bad Loan
Las Manitas wins even without city loan
"...news that Cynthia and Lidia Perez, owners of the Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, in the end rejected the city's..."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Saving Small Business Downtown
"...Retail Retention and Enhancement Fund. In promoting the program last week, the mayor said the fund would enable "judicious,..."

Dec. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan

June 8, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Knee Jerks
Quick! Let's jump to conclusions!
"...along predictable lines, as citizens take extreme positions on flash-point public issues and lob grenades from either side. Currently,..."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Michael King

The Migas Retention Fund
Plight of Las Manitas and Escuelita del Alma leads to new city program that could help small businesses forced by new development Downtown into expensive relocations and renovations
"...In the silver-lining department, the plight of Las Manitas and Escuelita del Alma has led to a..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Where Are They Now?
The latest on this year's big digs
"...Las Manitas: The City Steps Up..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Cherish Las ManitasDear Editor,..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Column

Developing Stories
Five current projects work for Austin-centric synergy
"...client, Marriott Corp.) to give a damn about what Las Manitas Avenue Cafe represents for Austin, it can seem..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Food-o-File
The Las Manitas model has other restaurants wondering where the $750,000-forgivable-loan line forms
"...city's $750,000 forgivable loan to the Perez sisters of Las Manitas (211 Congress, 472-9357). Reactions range from anger and..."

June 29, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Developing Stories
A look at the proposed Iconic Preservation ordinance - a brilliant idea, or a nutty one?
"...of an Iconic Preservation ordinance was triggered by "the Las Manitas problem." That struggle between a row of small,..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Big Box, Back Off!; Las Manitas Swirls On; and Bucking the City
"...and Austin: An Independent Review" is available at www.liveablecity.org. Las Manitas Swirls On When City Council members Lee Leffingwell,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Good Fight
Former Mayor Gus Garcia suits up for Las Manitas
"...Las Manitas and Escuelita del Alma have recruited former Austin..."

Sept. 29, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Wrong on Right-of-Way?
Wonder what city legal staff has to say about the Perez sisters' alley rights?
"...fine dissection of Brewster McCracken's talking points in the Las Manitas fracas – specifically, the assertion that the Perez..."

June 18, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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Our readers talk back.
"...I'm writing regarding the current situation on Congress with Las Manitas and Tesoros, as well as the other businesses..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Column

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