Downtown Albuquerque ‘Meals Corridor’ beneath growth
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Additional lunch options are available on Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque. Developers plan to open a food hall with eight restaurants on the corner of Fifth and Central.
The 13,000 square meter space will include seven grocery vendors and a bar. So far, developers have verbal promises from a pizzeria and a burger joint and are in talks with a vegan restaurant, an Asian restaurant and a bakery.
Developer Mark Baker said they got the idea after seeing the success at Humble Coffee, which opened two years ago and will also be part of the market. The food hall, named 505 Central Market, will focus on locally produced, high quality food.
“It will really be a fast food place, so it will work very well for lunches, group meals, and people who work downtown. You can go out with her coworkers, ”said Baker.
They also focus on dinners in the market, which is open from 11am to 11pm. There are more than 50 apartments on the top floors of the building, and while they expect these people to be customers, they choose the place to become a destination for people all over the city.
According to Baker, the market was an old Sears building that was built in the 1930s.
“It’s a really wonderful feeling to bring this building back to life that has not been used in many years. As part of this downtown revival, 505 Central is being brought back to life,” said Baker.
They plan to open in six months. That comes as another food hall, Sawmill Market, is due to open next year in Albuquerque, north of the old town.