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Albuquerque's Community Forum

Lived in LA for 10 years 3 Replies

Started by Keya. Last reply by Norio Hayakawa Dec 1, 2010.

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Started by Keya Feb 6, 2010.

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Comment by Janette McClelland on May 11, 2011 at 1:14pm
OK,and I've passed by that place so many times I never even noticed it...and work right down the street(near Northeastern & Wyoming). Thanks...I'll check it out!
Comment by jeff on May 11, 2011 at 1:04pm

@janette - it's on wyoming just north of constitution, west side of the street. they just did a little remodel to make their in-store dining area a bit more defined.

i love that place and their restaurant is very high quality.

Comment by Janette McClelland on May 11, 2011 at 12:39pm

Where is that located? I've never heard of that place until now. Ta Lin doesn't seem to carry stuff like that...I had a hard time trying to find items for Passover recently.

Comment by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on May 10, 2011 at 3:18pm
@ Norio Hayakawa : Try Instanbul Market... it's international. I get caviar and Russian items there.
Comment by Norio Hayakawa on May 10, 2011 at 2:23pm

We lived in Los Angeles for almost 26 years and moved here in 2008,  There is little to miss about Los Angeles.

Sure, L.A. is a very cosmopolitan city, but so is Albuquerque, in many ways.

Although I wish that there were an Armenian grocery here.  So far I haven't found any in Albuqueruqe.   The reason I am looking for an Armenia grocery store is because I used to buy great marinated shishkabob meat in L.A. for barbecuing.

But, anyway, Albuquerque/Rio Rancho is a great place to live.

In L.A. we were paying about $200 to $300 a year for vehicle registration.   Here it's way way cheaper.

Also, what I like best about Albuquerque is the Freeway system, I-25 and I-40.  You can get anywhere so easily with this simply freeway system.


Comment by jeff on May 10, 2011 at 1:24pm

we moved here almost 10 years ago. i still miss quite a bit about LA; it a pretty unique place. abq has quite a bit going for it, all things considered, but it takes some time figuring it out.

i keep in touch via some LA-centric blogs and i really look forward to visits - so much true urbanity and excitement and creativity there.

Comment by Jill Randolph-Sikking on January 29, 2011 at 12:54pm
Born & raised in Hollywood, CA!!!! 3rd generation Native Angelino/Angelina!!! Do miss it, especially beach territories of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, but love living in ABQ as well!
Comment by Early Gardner on January 26, 2011 at 11:47am
I lived in LA or the county for almost 30 years, worked there as a nurse and miss it very much.
Comment by Joyzy Shaw on September 30, 2010 at 8:38am
Goofy looking palm trees, Zankou Chicken, Lawry's Prime Rib, Ita Cho, June gloom...yep, that's all I miss. The Chinese used to call California "Gold Mountain." They'd go to Gold Mountain, make their nut, and go back home even if it only meant having their bones sent back. I went to Gold Mountain in 1980 and came back to Albuquerque in 1999 with half a house and a perfectly good used husband. Now every time I park in front of where I want to go instead of trolling for a space for half an hour I say I love you Albuquerque. Every time I step out into my yard and not out of some apartment building I say I love you Albuquerque. Every time I drive for 5 minutes and I'm out of town I say I love you Albuquerque. This isn't the best place to try to make a buck but . . . I love you Albuquerque.
Comment by Malibu on April 18, 2010 at 3:14pm
That's a moot point that you had already mentioned "Comment by L. C. Sterling on February 13, 2010 at 11:57am P.S. The total population of CA (I grew up in L.A.) is greater than the total population of Canada, and half of them are on the road at all times."

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