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Favorite St. Mary's pizza truck fires up new East Side brick-and-mortar

Favorite St. Mary's pizza truck fires up new East Side restaurant

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Sulla Strada moves indoors at its new location. Squeezebox/ Facebook

As the cost of living in San Antonio continues to rise, both potential homeowners and renters have increasingly looked to the Eastside for its historic homes and central location.

Now a local real estate developer is banking on that growth with a renovation project that will bring new businesses to the area including a branch of Credit Human and the first brick-and-mortar location of Sulla Strada pizza.

Although the Dignowity Hill Historic District building at 1602 E. Houston St. has been used as a storefront in the past, most recently it was a storage space. Zurich International Properties will transform the complex into a commerical hub with up to six tenants.

Currently operating out of St. Mary’s dive bar and live music venue Squeezebox, Sulla Strada will bring its affordable, signature pies like sausage with caramelized onions; pears and gorgonzola; and classic pepperoni to the strip. The space will give owner John Winkler 1,500 square feet to work and, perhaps more importantly, a commercial air conditioner (handy when you are working with a wood-fired oven).

According to Rivard Report, Sulla Strada is set to open in July. Winkler also told the publication that a second unnamed hospitality project was nearing a lease agreement. No word yet on whether a bigger space will allow Winkler to expand the menu past pizzas, or whether the new project will be serving beer, wine, or cocktails.