Two north central San Antonio businesses, Retox Bar and Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, recently closed.

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade

San Antonio’s first Wow Wow franchise had its final day of business Oct. 29 at 14510 NW Military Highway.

According to a social media post from the owners earlier in October, Wow Wow—which offered Hawaiian-style lemonade and acai bowls—was being shuttered after 15 months of business.

"To our loyal Wow Wow customers, we are so grateful for all of the support and connections we have made,” Wow Wow San Antonio’s owners said in a statement.

“It has been a pleasure serving you, but unfortunately, it was not sustainable," the shop said in its farewell statement.

Retox Bar

Retox, located near Castle Hills, closed its doors Oct. 28 at 1031 Patricia Drive after 16 years of entertainment.

The owners offered a social media post Sept. 27 citing several reasons that they could no longer maintain their music venue.

“The decision to conclude our journey on Oct. 28 stems from a combination of challenges,” the Retox post states. “These include difficulties in securing a favorable lease renewal, new city regulations around sprinkler installations, an unexpected rent increase and the overwhelming costs associated with transforming the venue into the ideal ambiance for patrons to savor live music and drinks.”

Retox’s owners, however, said they are considering opening a new bar elsewhere in late 2023 or early 2024.