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Albuquerque Ranks 5th as a Place to do Business

Looking at Albuquerque business opportunities? According to KPMG, the Duke City is a bargain. The Big Four auditing firm recently released its 2016 “Competitive Alternatives Study.” Albuquerque came in fifth among the 18 mid-sized cities reviewed. “Albuquerque, at 94.4, showed strong results in all aspects of labor costs. While it ranked third for total labor costs, […]

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East Downtown yoga business looking for a buyer

Albuquerque Business First Damon Scott March 27, 2015 About nine years ago, three businesses opened at about the same time in Albuquerque’s East Downtown along Central Avenue, giving the already emerging corridor some additional momentum. Those businesses were the Grove Cafe & Market, Hot Yoga Downtown Albuquerque and Bhava Yoga Studio. Bhava owner Bea Doyle […]

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Popular Nob Hill café-coffee shop has new owners

Albuquerque Business First By Damon Scott Reporter A married couple with experience in restaurants and baking has purchased a popular Albuquerque Nob Hill café-coffee shop. Bill and Brenda Ennis recently acquired Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe — located at 3222 Silver Ave. SW — from Maxime and Daniela Bouneou. The Bouneous are the co-owners of […]

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Saturday Spotlight: The East Mountains

Rodeos, Pinto Bean Queens and Drones The East Mountains outside Albuquerque is one of the fastest growing area in New Mexico. Since 2000, the area’s population more than doubled. The convenience of nearby Albuquerque with a country lifestyle explains part of the area’s appeal, but I suspect that the warmth and southwestern hospitality of the […]

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Saturday Spotlight: A Look at Route 66

The famed Chicago-to-Los Angeles Route 66 looms large in American century history. It introduced travelers, Dust Bown refugees, and Beat era drifters to Tucumcari, Albuquerque, Grants and Gallup, New Mexico. While it may no longer be cherished as “America’s Main Street,” the historic route is still New Mexico’s main street in many towns. The most notable […]

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Super Downtown? Albuquerque Business First reports on the City of Albuquerque’s ambitious plans

Damon Scott Reporter- Albuquerque Business First May 5, 2014 If the city’s Downtown Albuquerque plans coalesce as hoped, could the real and perceived barriers between the corridor and East Downtown melt away? Last week, the city announced a slew of plans to revitalize Downtown. Those plans include an attempt to harness the momentum and opportunity […]

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