A century-old downtown structure that once served many functions but stood empty since Hurricane Harvey is about to get a new purpose.

Vela Farms restaurant will move two blocks from its current location on Deleon Plaza into the building across from City Hall, the 100-year-old Victoria Hardware Co. building, where 77901 Wine Bar had served up spirits.

Morgan O'Hanlon is the business and agriculture reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6328, mohanlon@vicad.com or on Twitter @mcohanlon.

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Morgan covers business for the Victoria Advocate. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Pat Tally

Thank you, Sara Vela, for always believing in downtown. You are such a boon to Victoria!

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