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Old Fire Station Gets a Makeover as a New Restaurant in San Antonio

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When Andrew Goodman purchased and renovated San Antonio Fire Station No. 7 at South Alamo Street and César E. Chávez Boulevard for $3 million, he went for an “industrial glam” style. MySA.com says that Goodman has successfully transformed the 1924 Spanish Colonial Revival style building into a unique Italian restaurant called Battalion that mixes history with the contemporary.

Goodman special ordered a bright red elevator to adorn the interior of the building and kept three of the original fire poles. But make no mistake, the “fire house” theme doesn’t run rampant, turning the restaurant into a cutesy, themed eatery. The renovations nod to the building’s original role while brightening up the space with huge panes of glass filling in the bay doors. The back of the building has now become the front, and the “dream kitchen” on the second floor is full of natural light.

Battalion has already gained rave reviews on their Facebook page, “A must have is he charred eggplant for starters. I would try at least 3 pastas because they are homemade and out of this world. The chicken parmigiana is the best I’ve ever had and I’ve been to Italy many many times,” Suzanne Baur enthusiastically wrote.

Couldn't stay away for too long… another fantastic dinner @battalionsa! ??

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Wonderful!!!! @losgrays

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