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Posted 25 Sep 17 By: No comments yet

Old El Vado Motel gets new Ponderosa taproom

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The El Vado Motel and Casa Grande properties are trading in the chain link fence for a wall of beer taps. Construction is coming along at the site of the former El Vado Motel on Central, across from the ABQ BioPark, and the new El Vado Taproom is scheduled to open “in…

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Posted 11 May 17 By: No comments yet

Construction moves forward on El Vado, Casa Grande sites

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Construction is moving forward on the long-awaited restoration of the El Vado Motel as well as redevelopment of the former Casa Grande site. Crews have been active for several months on both work sites, reports Rick Davis, an Albuquerque residential and commercial builder and executive director of Family Housing Development Corp., a…

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Posted 03 Apr 17 By: No comments yet

Las Estancias benefits long-underserved area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Las Estancias, the massive mixed-used commercial development in the South Valley, is expecting to welcome more newcomers this year. Once considered an underserved trade area in need of retail, medical, entertainment, banks and other business services, Las Estancias so far has generated 150,000 square feet of new construction at the site near…

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Posted 15 Nov 16 By: No comments yet

Blaze Pizza ready to fire up Albuquerque

Red-hot Blaze Pizza is heading our way. The country’s fastest-growing restaurant chain expects to open its first Albuquerque location next year in a new retail development near San Pedro and Paseo del Norte,  according to the chain’s local franchisee, Yogesh Patel. Construction on the project is already underway on Holly Avenue, behind Chick-fil-A. One of…

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Posted 28 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

New bakery and new poke restaurant to open at Far North

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The food fest continues at Far North Shopping Center. Just a month after the center at San Mateo and Academy NE welcomed Aura restaurant and its European Mediterranean menu, Ben Perich of Colliers International said there are new leases with two more eateries: Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe and Aloha Poke. Doughboy’s is a…

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Posted 20 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

Local coffee company opens first drive-thru location to compete against Starbucks

You now have a new stop on your way to work to get your morning caffeine. New Mexico Piñon Coffee Co. opened its first drive-thru location at 5222 4th St. NW. It’s the locally-based coffee producer’s second store in Albuquerque. The new shop will serve New Mexico Piñon Coffee’s house-made coffee, such as its dark…

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Posted 06 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward promotes Brett Hills to Senior Director

On a regular basis, we hear of a friend or colleague who appears to have risen meteorically to the top of their profession.  They seem to have done this with great ease, in a short period of time.  It appears they were lucky and simply struck the jackpot.  Most often this is not truly the…

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Posted 13 Jul 16 By: No comments yet

The 24s @ Uptown

Uptown building to become condos, retail   An 86,000-square-foot office building in Albuquerque’s Uptown area will be transformed into luxury residential condominiums and a mixed-use project. The office building, 2424 Louisiana Blvd. NE, is under a new local ownership group and they have big plans for the building that will add more housing to the…

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Posted 11 Jul 16 By: No comments yet

Westside project to transform Coors

Westside project to transform Coors gas station into retail — including a big restaurant name Construction crews have been ripping up a former Westside Albuquerque gas station and Midas auto care location on the southeast corner of Coors Boulevard and Tucson Road. In its place will be a new 12,000-square-foot retail center. The project, to…

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Posted 11 May 16 By: No comments yet

Food truck has plans for Nob Hill’s former Shade Tree space

Nob Hill’s forthcoming restaurant Pete’s Frites may have hamburgers on its menu, but it’s not just any old burger joint. In fact, the new restaurant, which will open mid-summer, said it wants to be known for a menu item often given second thought—the french fry. Maria and Peter Gabriele started Pete’s Frites as a food…

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