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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 full-service bakery, said Claudia Milladge. She is opening the shop with her husband, David, and the help of her father, Tony “The Toad” Jaramillo, who formerly ran his own bakery in Socorro.

“We’re kind of trying to go back to the old-school kind of bakery, where we have a little bit of everything,” said Milladge, offering a list that includes doughnuts, pastries, pies, cakes and even lunch sandwiches on house-made bread.

Building of the space has begun and the goal is to open as early as December, said Milladge, who was represented in the leasing deal by Thalia Toha of NAI Maestas & Ward.

Aloha Poke, meanwhile, is likely to open in early 2017.

The 1,200-square-foot eatery will serve poke bowls — the raw fish salads gaining popularity around the country.

Perich said Far North is now 94 percent occupied and the food influx moves it closer to the ideal tenant mix for centers of its kind, which includes about 30 percent for food and entertainment. The center’s largest tenants include Sprouts Farmers Market, Dollar Tree and PetCo.

“Far North has been heavy on goods and services, and under-represented in food and so there was some pent up demand for restaurants in the center,” Perich said.

By:  Jessica Dyer, Staff Writer - Albuquerque Journal

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