What is PicaPica?
PicaPica Plaza® is unique. It's a fun place for families and friends to get together. A place to shop, eat, play, enjoy live entertainment and participate in the rich cultural community spirit.
This is the place to start and grow businesses, with affordable, flexible lease space. PicaPica Plaza® IS Southside San Antonio and its rich Hispanic heritage with a bold and flamboyant, modern twist. PicaPica celebrates Hispanic culture and strives to empower the Latino community.
PicaPica Plaza® is a street market, enclosed in a modern, climate-controlled environment. Inspired by Mercados in Latin American, the colorful and energetic hybrid design combines traditional Latino heritage with contemporary cultural influences--in a family friendly, festive environment.
Located in one of the most populated areas of the city on one of its busiest retail streets, S.E. Military Drive, PicaPica is unlike anything in San Antonio. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, vendors are able to operate a full-time business (not just on weekends.) Business operators are able to showcase their goods and services in climate controlled comfort, rain or shine. On those hot summer days or cold winter nights, at PicaPica Plaza® everything is just fine. You'll never have to worry about your customers not coming out to see you at PicaPica, because year-round it will be clear skies and 76 degrees inside.
PicaPica Plaza® offers a terrific opportunity for home-based businesses to expand and new businesses to start up, in an affordable, supportive and neighborly environment that will provide the Southside community a very special experience in a setting they will come to love.
Currently we have opportunities for...
- Personal care service operators: all types: Hair, and Nail Salons, Piercings /Tattoos, Therapeutic Massage, etc.
- Business Services: Auto Insurance, Title loans, Real Estate, Tax Preparation, etc.
- Automotive: Tires and Rims,Window Tint, Sound Systems and Alarm installation, Specialty Accessories etc.
- Eateries: Have you ever thought of owning your own restaurant but didn't think you could do it on a larger scale. You don’t have to! At PicaPica Plaza® you’re a part of large family, so if it’s your dream we can help you make it real-- so bring on your specialties.
- Business minded people who want to make their customer king and want to grow with us and the southside community.
Check out what else makes PicaPica Plaza® so special...
- The Live Entertainment Zócalo with seating for 250 is central to the Plaza and will be booked with a variety of events from singers and musical groups to dance ensembles, talent competitions and pageants. Expect to see entertainment on this stage from Mexican Folkloric dance to Lucha Libre exhibition matches (masked wrestling). Musical entertainment will be a mix of the traditional and contemporary from Mariachis to Tejano. R&B to Pop.
- Events will be a hallmark of PicaPica Plaza®. In addition to live entertainers there will be contests, raffles, cook-offs, car shows and fundraisers. This list goes on.
Events will be promoted at PicaPicaPlaza.com, Facebook.com/picapicaplaza and through various other media.
- Kiddie Park PicaPica features a Play Area with Carousel, train and other fun rides for the youngsters plus a Video Arcade with exciting games of skill and Several Party Rooms available for Birthdays! Kiddie Park features its own snack bar with Cotton Candy and other treats sure to bring out the kid in everybody. For more information on Kiddie Park or to book your next Birthday Party visit www.kiddieparkpicapica.com
- PicaPica Plaza® is kid-driven with lots of fun things for kids to get into, including face painting, puppet shows, magicians, clowns, games, etc. Every parent knows that your kids will bug the heck out of you to take them to the fun place --to eat and to play. PicaPica Plaza is THE fun place for kids!
- Grown-ups can catch a game or just relax in the Lounge with its big flat screen TVs and comfortable couches and easy chairs.
- Restrooms are spacious and sparkling clean with plenty of family style facilities for privacy and convenience, especially when you bring the kids.
- Management makes a pledge to always be accessible to customers. Our door is open. Come on in.
- PicaPica Plaza® is dedicated to the success of our merchants and service providers, especially independent local entrepreneurs who have always wanted to own a business in a really nice place but could not afford to take the plunge. We offer affordable space starting at 146 sq. ft. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to start a new business or move a home-based business and grow. Anyone wanting to test an idea and get started on a shoestring can do it, with the knowledge that they will have the full support of the PicaPica Plaza® team.