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

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

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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Mary Jo and Kevin Haselhorst relax beside the Hotel Emma pool. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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Pipes from the old Pearl Brewing Co. days lend a steampunk vibe to Hotel Emma. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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Hotel Emma is one of the most visible residents of San Antonio’s vibrant Pearl District.

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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A room in the Hotel Emma.

 (Nicole Franzen)
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One-of-a-kind seating at Sternewirth bar in Hotel Emma. 

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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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)
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The bathroom at Hotel Emma has handmade Spanish porcelain tiles and Malin + Goetz toiletries.

 (Nicole Franzen)
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Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas.

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

 (Nick Simonite)
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The handiwork at Bakery Lorraine can be a temptation.

 (Nick Simonite)
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The charcuterie case at Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

 (Scott Martin)
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Charcuterie at Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

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

 (David Rangel)
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The chef’s bar at Cured.

 (Scott Martin)
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The nighttime vibe in San Antonio, Texas’, Pearl District.

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

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

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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. 

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

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

 (Ray Whitehouse / For The Times)
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