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It’s gone! The Spot is gone!

It’s gone! The Spot is gone!
The Spot, 1969

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Julia Castro
Apple Pie and Salsa
June 15, 2016

Well, it wasn’t really known as The Spot anymore. For 20 years or more, it was the Taqueria Veliz Restaurant. But many people remember the location as being where The Spot was for many years. It was more of a hamburger place. . . .

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V Steele  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
June 20 at 9:22pm
Thank you Julia and Elaine for clarifying. Things have changed so much. Let's not forget Skarke' s either. I much prefer these Mom and Pop places over some of the chains that are around today. Floresville is certainly growing... More ›

June 19 at 12:43pm
And let's not forget about Wright's Cafe. .... Yes, it was much more simple - straight forward time. I remember - Mrs. Wright's daughter worked the lunch floor. She was known for not taking one ounce of BS. Well, some... More ›

Mary Lou Van Hyfte  
College Station, TX  
June 19 at 11:30am
Julia: Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Elaine K.  
June 17 at 11:08am
From Barry Koch in Flint, Texas: Growing up in Floresville from the 50's, I remember several things. No "senior moment" on this one! I remember going to the Spot (That is what it was called in the 70-80's)... More ›

June 16 at 8:47am
Very fond memories of Pizza Garden.. The sign "Vioreen's - bring your chick and peck around here". Always brought a smile to my face. A nicer time in Floresville. ..... Melba kept that place tip top!!! First... More ›

Henry G and Julia Castro  
Floresville, TX  
June 16 at 7:43am
V. Steele, I didn't finish my reply to you because I had to leave the computer. Yes, I know there is more history to The Spot that I don't know but other people do. At the time I was working on the story, I didn't know who... More ›

Henry G and Julia Castro  
Floresville, TX  
June 16 at 6:05am
V Steele, thank you for your response, but as I just replied to Elaine, The Spot and Grannie's were 2 different locations and businesses. The Spot was always at the same location, which was where Taqueria Veliz was when the... More ›

Henry G and Julia Castro  
Floresville, TX  
June 16 at 5:46am
You are right, Elaine. Grannie's Fried Chicken was where JC's is today and The Spot later became Taqueria Veliz .--2 totally different locations and businesses.

Elaine K.  
June 15 at 5:48pm
Actually, Grannie's Fried Chicken was where JC's is today. The Spot did later become Taco Veliz as it was when the tornado took it down.

V Steele  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
June 15 at 5:42pm
When I first came to Floresville in 1986, the Spot was called or referred to as Granny's fried chicken. It was delicious. Soon after it was purchased by, I believe, Melissa Small's parents or aunt/uncle. It was named the Spot.... More ›

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