Albuquerque, New Mexico 2022-05-13 00:10:00 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – In one Albuquerque district, grocery stores finally arrive at Mesa del Sol, increasing access to groceries. Developers want to make groceries, unlike other markets in Albuquerque. The grocery store is called the Mesa Market.
Kiki Salcido, owner and developer of Mesa Market, said: “One of the biggest needs we saw in the community was the grocery store.”
After outreach a few years ago, he learned that people living in Mesadelsol need a market. He said the closest ones are now near Rio Bravo and Isleta, about 15 minutes away.
“I absolutely fell in love and fell in love with this community completely. I think it’s unique in Albuquerque,” Salcido said. He hopes that the incoming mesa market will also be unique to Albuquerque.
“We just wanted something different. I think New Mexico is a very cool place, but we’re stuck with the same kind of rut,” Salcido said.
Inspired by stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, as well as markets in Scottsdale and Los Angeles, the market over 6,000 square feet includes coffee shops, patios and other activities.
“This is also a place to hang out,” Salcido said. “We’re going to have a coffee tasting. Grab this whole and enjoy a wine tasting, an outdoor cafe, and live music.”
According to Salcido, there are barber shops and salons next to the market, as well as gyms and breweries in the area. The market is also in the same space as UNM Film School.
“A very eclectic group of tenants and everything after that is all office space,” says Salcido. There was a slight delay, mainly due to supply chain issues, but Salcido said concrete would be poured soon. He hopes to have shoppers by the end of the year.
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