A San Antonio pearl
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San Antonio’s Pearl District, a brew works remade as a retail area, has the city hopping

The lobby of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, TX. (Nicole Franzen)
The library in the Hotel Emma.  (Nicole Franzen )
The Sternewirth bar in Hotel Emma invites Pearl District visitors to kick back.  (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times )

Hotel Emma occupies an old brew works in San Antonio, Texas. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Mary Jo and Kevin Haselhorst relax beside the Hotel Emma pool. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Pipes from the old Pearl Brewing Co. days lend a steampunk vibe to Hotel Emma. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Hotel Emma is one of the most visible residents of San Antonio’s vibrant Pearl District.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

A room in the Hotel Emma.

 (Nicole Franzen)

One-of-a-kind seating at Sternewirth bar in Hotel Emma. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

An ofrenda for the Hotel Emma’s namesake Emma Koehler.

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Leftover pipes make an architectural statement inside Hotel Emma, which occupies an old brew works.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

The bathroom at Hotel Emma has handmade Spanish porcelain tiles and Malin + Goetz toiletries.

 (Nicole Franzen)

Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas.

 (Nicole Franzen)

Handcrafted and artisanal products draw visitors to the Pearl District. Bakery Lorraine is nestled in the heart of the area.

 (Nick Simonite)

The handiwork at Bakery Lorraine can be a temptation.

 (Nick Simonite)

The charcuterie case at Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

 (Scott Martin)

Charcuterie at Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

 (David Rangel)

Chef Steve McHugh at the charcuterie-focused restaurant Cured in San Antonio, Texas.

 (David Rangel)

The chef’s bar at Cured.

 (Scott Martin)

The nighttime vibe in San Antonio, Texas’, Pearl District.

 (Scott Martin)

The Pearl houses a branch of Ten Thousand Villages, which sells items made by artisans around the world. This ring from Cambodia was made from bomb shells and bullet casings.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery serves “Texas coastal comfort food” and an adventurous selection of beer and ale.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Adelante is part of the shopping scene in the Pearl District in San Antonio, Texas.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Alexa Bertolini serves artisan ice cream at Lick Honest Ice Creams. 

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Susan Wrayton, Trish Fearing, and Jo Avin (L-R) order ice cream at Lick Honest Ice Creams. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

Shoppers peruse The Tiny Finch, an earthy home goods store. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)

The Twig Book Shop is an independent book store located in the Pearl brewery.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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