Hernandez said the decision to temporarily shut down The Fruiteria was inspired by the evolution of the surrounding area, The San Antonio Business Journal reports.
"Nine years ago, when I was imagining my Fruteria Botanero for the first time, there was a homeless man living outside my front door," Hernandez told the Biz Journal. "Today, Southtown has experienced some impactful changes, and it's a whole new destination. It's on the razor's edge of becoming something very special.”
According to the news site, the local chef plans to treat fans to a “sneak peak" on Valentine's Day.
The Botanero is located at 1401 S. Flores St., Suite 102. The SABJ story didn't include a reopening timeline.
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