Hopscotch Announces ‘Hop-Up’, A Pop-Up Restaurant Incubator Series Benefitting the San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance – Accepting Restaurant Proposals Now Through May 7
Hopscotch, a uniquely curated immersive art experience created by entrepreneurs Nicole Jensen and Hunter Inman, is excited to announce a new restaurant incubator series, Hop-Up. Hopscotch is currently soliciting proposals for unique pop-up food concepts to be included in its inaugural Hop-Up series benefiting the San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance (SAFWA).
“Hopscotch strongly believes in cultivating lasting relationships and synergy with the local creative community — we feel that food and beverage is an important part of a holistic immersive experience,” said Nicole Jensen, Co-Founder of Hopscotch. “We like to include a multitude of contrasting styles and mediums in our art gallery, and we would like the same for our Hop-Up Series, showcasing an array of different flavors and unique concepts. We’re excited to support and partner with the San Antonio Food and Wine Alliance.”
Hop-Up will be a great opportunity for local up-and-coming food concepts to test out a longer service format, as well as an opportunity for out of market concepts to gauge San Antonio for a potential long-term restaurant. Each selected concept will operate during a two-month residency at Hopscotch, providing food service during Hopscotch’s regular business hours and any special events, they will also be able to operate independent of Hopscotch on days the gallery is closed.
The monthly rent will be a total of just $1,000, which includes water and electricity, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting SAFWA. Concepts will rotate every two months, with new concepts being announced via social media, newsletter and more.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Hopscotch on the Hop-Up Series,” said Mariam Parker, Executive Director of the San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance. “We can’t wait to highlight the diversity, passion, and brilliance of San Antonio cuisine.”
All chosen concepts will operate on the open-air Hopscotch patio, located in downtown San Antonio across from Travis Park and the St. Anthony Hotel. Hopscotch is located at 711 Navarro St Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205. Concepts can operate out of a food truck, food trailer, or pop-up tent. Proposals are being accepted starting now until May 7 via the San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance’s website.
During the era of COVID-19, Hopscotch will be taking enhanced precautions to make sure the experience is safe for both staff and guests. For more information about Hopscotch’s COVID-19 safety precautions, see here. More information about Hopscotch can be found at letshopscotch.com.
Hopscotch is an immersive and experiential brand that brings together artists in collaborative environments to create distinctive shared experiences. Co-founded by entrepreneurs Nicole Jensen and Hunter Inman, Hopscotch provides distinct experiences through the curation of local-centric, immersive, and experiential art. Hopscotch creates platforms for local, national and international artists to experiment with a wide spectrum of mediums and technology. Hopscotch’s aim is to elicit a sense of joy and wonder in the curated spaces, where guests may explore beyond their day to day reality. Hopscotch strongly believes in cultivating lasting relationships and a synergy with artists and the local communities they are in.
For more information about Hopscotch, visit letshopscotch.com and @letshopscotch on Instagram. #LetsHopscotch
About San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance:
Under the Texas Food & Wine Alliance umbrella, the San Antonio Food & Wine Alliance is dedicated to fostering awareness, support, and innovation in South Texas culinary communities through grants, educational programming, and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary- and- community-minded professionals, the Alliance’s work ensures a strong local food system and promotes the next generation of culinary businesses and nonprofits throughout South Texas.