Alamo Drafthouse may come to Laredo

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

For months, city leaders have worked with developers interested in bringing an Alamo Drafthouse into town.

An Alamo Drafthouse cinema may come to Laredo.

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- For months, city leaders have worked with developers interested in bringing an Alamo Drafthouse into town.

Some people are excited about that addition, and other businesses that could be coming too.

It's not just a good time that some entertainment venues could bring, they'll bring jobs too, and some say that's a good mix for Laredo.

Right now it's just a field.

But the plan for a new Alamo Drafthouse would mean jobs for people in Laredo.

The kind of service job Juan Rodrigez has done before and believes people need.

The possible Alamo Drafhouse on Loop 20 comes with other development projects.

Building Development Services Director Ramon Chavez approves new building permits.

He says he has seeing a more than the usual number of restaurants and shopping centers coming to town.

Council member Roque Vela Jr. says the city targets developers who offer opportunities to job seekers.

The $5 to $10 million drafhouse business would offer some of that.

KGNS spoke to Council Member San Miguel who represents the district where the Alamo Drafthouse would go, says he's working with the council and city manager to offer the right tax incentives to the developers.

The City of Laredo and the developers of the Alamo Drafthouse continue to negotiate.


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