Corpus Christi Bayfront kiosk rented to grocer

The Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center moved from a seawall kiosk to Heritage Park in 2018 and then to Water Street Market in December 2020. The abandoned kiosk will soon be home to a fruit cup, smoothie and sandwich shop. Courtesy photo

Smoothies, fruit cups and sandwiches will soon be sold in the old visitor center

A new company is moving to the Bayfront Park kiosk, which once housed the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center. The asymmetrical building on the seawall next to the American Bank Center has been empty since 2018 and will soon be home to MLB mangonadas owned by Yvonne Ibarra.

A new lease for the building was approved by the Corpus Christi City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 18.

Mangonadas, which sell fruit cups, smoothies, paninis, salads, and more, have been powered from a food truck since 2016.

“The kiosk on the coast … offers tourists and locals visiting Bay Fountain Park and the surrounding area an option to eat and refresh,” said part of a presentation by the park department to the city council about the lease.

The store is expected to open in the room by July 1, 2021.

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