All around the country historic buildings are being revitalized and repurposed into multi-use shopping and dining centers, and we have one of our own right here in Boerne! The Shops at 153 Main, or 153 Main, offers restaurants, a bar, and several boutiques to enjoy all in one space.
History of 153 Main
Arno C. Richter was a visionary of Boerne who whole-heartedly embraced the change that was happening in the early 1900s. He opened Boerne’s first garage at 153 Main in the early 1900s as the automobile era was transforming Boerne from a horse and buggy town to an automobile town.
Since its days as a garage, 153 Main has served several purposes, including an antique mall, and is now a multi-use development with trendy eateries, drinks, and shops.
Eating at 153 Main
With three options for dining at The Shops, there’s something for every appetite.
Cork and Keg offers lunch and dinner eats, premium wines, and both local and national craft brews. Sit back and enjoy the finer things in life with a glass of wine or craft beer while you munch on their delectable menu.
The Bakhaus bakery serves up tasty breakfasts and lunches in its cozy café atmosphere. They also offer fresh bread and a variety of pastries to complement your meal. You can’t go wrong with any of their tasty treats!
The Richter Tavern is a full-service bar and restaurant offering a rotating, seasonal menu that’s chef-made each day. They offer craft cocktails as well as an extensive beer and wine menu. One of the best parts about this 1920s industrial themed eatery is their antique bar – it is the oldest bar in Hill Country, and was built right here in Boerne in 1869. It’s been nearly fully restored to its former glory and is a focal point of the Tavern.
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Shop, Shop, Shop!
The Shops at 153 main include:
- Plaza Taxco – unique styles of sterling silver jewelry, handicrafts, and other goods with an authentic Taxco Mexican flair.
- The Boerne Bookshop – shop local at this bookstore! You’ll find all of your favorites, as well as new and interesting reads.
- Uptown Chic Boutique & Gifts – this sweet boutique offers on-trend clothing and gifts for the chicest people in your life.
With so many places to eat, shop, and relax, you’ll love every minute spent at 153 Maine. See you there soon!