Friday, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whole Foods in EDO?

Latest EDO News & Views newsletter (June 2012) details meetings with Mayor about working to secure a Whole Foods in EDO. The Neighborhood Association has identified the First Baptist Church parking lot (on Broadway just north of Central) as ideal location. The group listed the following attributes of location:

1.  Large tract size.
2.  Better transportation access from all points of the compass.
3.  More quality residential adjacent. 
4.  No psychological barrier of railroad tracks coming from the east.
5.  Existing buildings on the First Baptist Church that could be converted to high quality rental housing.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Governor Reaping What She Sowed with Hollywood?

News that Sony Imagining is pulling out of Albuquerque raises questions about Governor's vitriolic Hollywood rhetoric. In the early days of her administration she pitted Hollywood vs. kids. Did this have an impact on Sony's decision to exit ABQ? Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly has a pretty balanced take on this issue. Unlike our Republican mayor who seems genuinely interested in quality of life issues, the governor seems stuck in permanent campaign mode. I encourage those interested in these and other New Mexico issues to read both Kamerick and blogger Joe Monahan of New Mexico Politics.