The private dining club that has occupied the top floor of Frost Bank since 1973 is moving to the Weston Centre.
Weston Properties President Mona Mitchell announced Wednesday that The Plaza Club will move from its original space on the 21st floor of the old Frost Bank building at 100 W. Houston St. to an upper floor of the Weston Centre, located at 112 E. Pecan St.
The members-only club will occupy approximately 10,000 square feet of space on the 30th floor of the Weston Centre, downtown San Antonio’s tallest commercial office building. A date for the move was not provided.
The club isn’t the first to vacate the former bank building. In June, Frost Bank employees began moving from the old Frost Bank building into the new 24-story Frost Bank Tower at 111 W. Houston St.
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The City of San Antonio purchased the old bank building from Frost Bank in 2016. Following a $60 million renovation, it will house about 1,400 staffers from 24 departments. City employees will begin a phased-in move in 2020 and should all be relocated by spring 2021, according to City estimates.
Established 46 years ago by Tom Frost, the Plaza Club was created to serve as an exclusive meeting place for the city’s prominent business and civic leaders. Its glass walls offered meeting- and event-goers panoramic views of the city and, in its heyday, was the place to see and be seen. The club underwent a $1.1 million renovation in 2013.
The Plaza Club is owned by BNG Hospitality, which has hired the Houston-based hospitality design firm, Lucid, to create a contemporary city club. The club will also provide shared workspace and meetings and event space.
“The Plaza Club and Weston Centre are both long-standing members of the downtown San Antonio business community,” Mitchell said. “We are excited to have the Plaza Club relocating to our building.”
The new location, she added, will offer Plaza Club members “spectacular views,” ample parking and River Walk access. “We look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
The Weston Centre counts among its tenants the San Antonio Area Economic Development Foundation, BBVA Compass, the Coca-Cola Co., Commonwealth Coffeehouse & Bakery, and several law firms and tech companies.
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Shari Biediger is a journalist and writer in San Antonio, and a business reporter for The Rivard Report.