A few days ago, the owners of Las Manitas–Lidia and Cynthia Perez–agreed to allow the developers of a possible Marriot hotel complex to build over the alley they own in back of the current home of Las Manitas Avenue Cafe.

Las Manitas

After turning down a $750,000 loan (which generated much local consternation due to its extremely favorable terms), the Perez sisters have decided to relocate Las Manitas from its current location at 211 Congress to a new home at 227 Congress.

So, White Lodging Services Corp. gets its $250 million Marriot hotel complex, and Austin gets to keep one of its most treasured eateries.

Thx to the Perez sisters for sticking it out through all this mess, the Austinist, and the Statesman