Residents of Downtown Albuquerque may have to wait a little longer for their long-awaited grocery store – and the reason for the expected delay is downright dirty.
It was supposed to be a grocery store/apartment complex combo project occupying the old parking lot on Silver between 2nd and 3rd streets. Downtown residents and visitors have been longing for something like this for years – decades, even – always clinging to hope.
"I'm pretty sure we'll get one," said Marisol Rivas Garcia, a resident out for a walk with her dog. "It's downtown, so of course, well, I hope so. I hope so."
"Isn't there like a 7-11?" wondered Joseph Montiel on Central Avenue. "The thing is, this is why we're so car-dependent."