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Hikers, bikers flock to Cibola on last day before closures

Public access to the forest will be closed starting Thursday until at least July 18 → Read More

Baby formula shortage concerns grow in New Mexico

Pandemic-related supply chain issues, product recall reasons for scarcity → Read More

Big Lots to open new ABQ location

Big Lots, a national home goods discount retailer, is poised to open a new location in Albuquerque later this month. The new 34,000-square-foot location, at 9500 Montgomery NE, opens Saturday, May 21. To celebrate the grand opening, the company is offering scratch-off cards with a potential $250 discount to the first 100 customers, according to […] → Read More

New owners bring luxury to former Albuquerque budget theater

The newest location of Icon Cinema may be inside the former Movies 8 location on San Mateo, but according to cinema owner Stetson Snell, the theater is nothing like what you may remember. The former budget theater has undergone a drastic “multi-million dollar” renovation that’s more than just a new coat of paint, he said. […] → Read More

Horrors! New theme restaurant opens in Albuquerque

With its black painted walls and "blood" splattered tables, one of Albuquerque's latest restaurants is intended to be both an homage to '80s horror movies and its namesake item — blood sausages. → Read More

First housing project for deaf, hard-of-hearing underway

Twenty-year effort takes its name from the ASL sign for 'finally' → Read More

Winrock to break ground on park, pond

A rendering of the central park at Winrock Town Center. Once completed, the center will be home to a 2.5-acre park and a reclaimed water pond. Goodman Realty Group plans to break ground this week. (Courtesy of Goodman Realty Group) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal The latest stage in development at Winrock Town Center is here. Goodman Realty Group, the developers behind the property in… → Read More

Albuquerque med spa opens West Side location

Taylor Ranch site will be company's flagship location → Read More

Old Town shopkeepers say parking is a perpetual problem

Old Town shopkeepers hear about it all the time: customers complaining about parking near their Old Town shop. At Old Town Hobbies and Games, located near the southwest corner of the plaza, owners Gabrielle and Joe Benitez say they hear complaints from customers on a near daily basis. “I hear from a lot of our […] → Read More

‘Shareable’ concept eatery, gastropub to open in Nob Hill space

May is turning into a busy month for the Nob Hill neighborhood with two new restaurants lined up to open next month. → Read More

Hair restoration practice opens in Albuquerque

Precision Medical Hair Restoration and Aesthetics, a new medical practice dedicated to helping patients with hair loss, is now open and accepting clients. → Read More

M’tucci’s bringing Roman concept to Nob Hill

The long-dormant Kellys Brew Pub in Nob Hill will soon be showing signs of life with M'tucci's readying to open their new location in the former brewery this month. → Read More

Denver-based group acquires ABQ apartment complex

A Downtown Albuquerque apartment complex now has a new owner. Brinkman Real Estate, a Denver-based real estate acquisition group, announced the purchase of Cascade Crossing Apartments on Tuesday. The 52-unit apartment complex, located at 3308 Fourth NW, is the company’s first purchase in New Mexico, according to a news release announcing the acquisition. “Albuquerque is […] → Read More

Meow Wolf union ratifies four-year contract

Meow Wolf Santa Fe workers will now see new benefits outside of the multiverse. The Meow Wolf Workers Collective announced Friday that it ratified a four-year union contract with Meow Wolf that includes worker protections and benefits like guaranteed salaries for all artists. Under the agreement: — All current and future artists are guaranteed a […] → Read More

True Health NM to exit state's insurance market, owner says

Plans no longer offered starting next year; 38K NM members affected → Read More

Nonprofits to add commissary kitchen to Barelas

Intended for small food-based businesses trying to get a footing → Read More

New building breaks ground at MaxQ

Northrop Grumman Corp. broke ground Tuesday on a new 25,000-square-foot building at the MaxQ at Kirtland mixed-use development in Albuquerque, according to the company. → Read More

Junk removal company launches in Albuquerque

Nathan Farmer never thought he would be spending his time hauling away people’s junk and discarded items. As a child, Farmer said his parents stressed the importance of education saying that it was a gateway to avoid manual jobs, and for much of his life, he heeded that advice. Until last year. Farmer said that […] → Read More

Chipotle opens Juan Tabo drive-thru location

Burqueños have another option when looking to grab a burrito bowl for dinner. Chipotle opened a new Albuquerque location March 31 at 1000 Juan Tabo NE, according to the company. The new location features a drive-thru lane for customers who placed orders ahead of time. The Chipotle on Montgomery and San Mateo is the only […] → Read More

NM salsa, green chile to be sold nationwide

A salsa and green chile company will soon be making its way to Walmart shelves nationwide. 505 Southwestern announced March 28 that several of its products including its jarred Flame Roasted Green Chile will soon be sold in all 4,461 Walmart locations over the next few months. “It has been our long-standing goal to bring […] → Read More