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Past articles by Taylor:

Local sports business says it’s hurt by NFL protests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — House of Football, which last year saw revenues drop due to internet sales, now says its Albuquerque and Rio Rancho stores are being hit by controversy over the National Football… → Read More

Bosque Brewing announces plans for big new digs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Next year is going to be a big one for Bosque Brewing Company, with the local brewery planning to open two new locations. In May, Bosque Brewing will be moving… → Read More

Three Sisters Kitchen to bring new food concept to downtown

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Foodies, entrepreneurs, culinary students and people who are just plain hungry, will soon have a new Downtown location to eat, learn and play. Anzia Bennett, founder of Three Sisters Kitchen… → Read More

Los Poblanos sports a new look

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm has a new look. The 125-acre complex off of Rio Grande recently finished a roughly $10 million renovation, with two new buildings that… → Read More

Making deals: Chinese, NM firms do business at ABQ summit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S.-China Business Matchmaking Summit has kicked off with a bang. The weeklong summit, which began in Albuquerque on Monday, has led to a memorandum of understanding between local aviation… → Read More

Hops farm sprouts up in Los Ranchos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tom Brewer, founder of Red Hat Hops Farm, believes Albuquerque is one of the best beer locations in the country. "We have some of the greatest breweries in the United… → Read More

Hispano chamber expands its awards program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce this year has a new way of honoring local Hispanic business leaders. Rather than giving out a single award at a luncheon, the chamber… → Read More

National Coffee Day brews up deals around the city

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This Friday, get ready for the jitters. It's National Coffee Day, and many coffee shops and roasters around the city will be offering deals and tastings. The New Mexico Coffee… → Read More

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… → Read More

M’tucci’s Italian gets more space at third location

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Modern, a local Italian restaurant, is expanding once again. The eatery opened it's third location in Rio Rancho in January and has now purchased the adjoining suite, with plans to… → Read More

Cabela’s opens to crowd of thousands

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cabela's is now open. The national outdoor outfitter opened its doors this morning to a crowd of thousands, many of whom had been waiting outside since yesterday. Cabela's opening ceremony… → Read More

Bakery closes amid trademark fight with General Mills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Doughboy's Bake Shoppe has closed its doors after a months-long fight with General Mills, owner of the Pillsbury Doughboy trademark, over the use of the Doughboy name. Owners Claudia and… → Read More

Updated: ABQ makes Top 10 list of beer destinations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Over the last decade, Albuquerque has seen an explosion in the number of microbreweries, pubs, craft beer halls and taprooms. For the second year in a row, Albuquerque has made… → Read More

Laguna Burger to make ABQ debut at Pueblo development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The site near the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center that boasts the state's largest freestanding Starbucks will soon be home to the city's first Laguna Burger. Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc., the… → Read More

Round One entertainment center to open at Coronado

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Coronado Center is hoping to give visitors one more reason to stick around. Round One, a California-based, Japan-born entertainment center is about to take up residence in the former Gordmans… → Read More

Award winning pizza joint get recognition for its wings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Forgehdaboudit Pizza of Deming continues to stack up the awards. The family-owned business won several pizza awards in March, and now it can brag about its wings as well. Forgehdaboudit… → Read More

Lolli & Pops sweet new arrival for Coronado Center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Coronado Center is getting a sweet new resident. The San Francisco-based Lolli & Pops is billed as a "premium purveyor of candies and confections," according to a news release. This… → Read More

Laramie Square gets new owner, facelift

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Anyone who has lived in Albuquerque for a while knows Laramie Square. It's that old fashioned strip mall on San Mateo and Candelaria, right across from Peter Piper Pizza. It's… → Read More

Matanza heads to West Side

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Nob Hill favorite is expanding to the West Side. Matanza Beer Kitchen, located in Nob Hill, is opening a second location Wednesday at Alameda and Ellison. The 10,000-square-foot space… → Read More

Broken Trails hikes into the Uptown area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Green Jeans Farmery tenant is expanding into the Uptown area. Broken Trails Spirits + Brew is moving into a Coe and Peterson development on Menaul and Louisiana. The Albuquerque-based… → Read More