The building that houses the Guero's dining room was built as a seed and feed store in the late 1800's. This Central Seed and Feed Store, a now Austin Landmark, served as a neighborhood meeting place for all of South Austin's characters. Dice games in the back room and book makers paying off bets on the front porch were standard fare for the day. The neighborhood held onto its eclectic roots during the development boom. As the city expanded in all directions during the 1970's and 80's, South Austin, and South Congress in particular, continued to serve the strong community now identifiable by zip code alone.