What's going on, Albuquerque?
So five new restaurants. Everything you need to know about Downtown is that an "Italian hot dog stand" is a restaurant. (If you remove the wheels from a cart vendor, is it a restaurant?) Where does the patronage for these new eateries come from if not from existing businesses? The Arts District has been kicking around for ten years or more, but it always comes down to the same thing. Artists need low rents. Will Downtown propery owners oblige?
talked to some peeps down in the zoning department last week; they said they're seeing a significant increase in PRT meetings, which are, for those who don't know, an informal preliminary city review of potential projects.
as good an indicator as any.
what the hell is an italian hot dog anyway?
Dennis and Chris is/were working with UNM's School of Architecture and Planning...I'm sure the exhibit is still up over at 100 Gold. Here's the Announcement. There were a number of things proposed...right near the door step of the City Planning Department.
All kinds of interesting things were proposed.
@Hunter - I had completely forgotten about the Central Market that never was! And I'm still mourning the loss of Carey Smoot's little grocery shop downtown. I keep thinking that maybe downtown will get a grocery store by the time I'm a little old lady whose driver's license has been pulled by the state...
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