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Richard Skanse

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Buda year in review: Change at the top, but not on Main Street

New life under a home rule charter led to the city changing the majority of its council, along with its city manager. However, the city's sales tax base took a beating, leading to a tax increase, while downtown merchants continued seeking solutions for slow foot traffic.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Skanse to close Constantine’s

Richard Skanse, who has provided Buda with great hangouts during his retirement from the El Paso Police Department, is finalizing the sale of Constantine's on Main Street in Buda. A new restaurant will open in its place...

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Signs of what times?

Did the quaint, historic feel on Main Street, supposedly protected by the city's minimal business sign allowance, ever actually exist in Buda?

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Businesses want bigger signs

Main Street business owners in Buda told the city's economic development director that they want larger sign allowances.

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Skanse opens two shops in one

What do you have when your restaurant is on Buda's Main Street and your coffeehouse is on the other side of the railroad tracks? If you're Richard Skanse, you have a decision to make.

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