There’s a lot to love about Albuquerque. After all, we’ve got a historic and iconic downtown, scenic parks and green spaces along the banks of the Rio Grande, and wildly popular annual events. But lately, there have been a few additions in the community that have made life in Albuquerque even more one-of-a-kind!
From new businesses moving in to old businesses gaining national recognition, take a look at the latest happenings around Albuquerque.
New Mexico United
New Mexico and Albuquerque residents have always been interested in soccer, but there hasn’t been a team that’s really taken off yet. Until now, that is. The Albuquerque Sol, a semi-professional team, has been fairly popular since it started 2014. The popularity of the team has now led to the USL announcing an expansion club in the city.
New Mexico United was officially announced in October of 2018, but they didn’t play their first game until this past March. The first game drew in a whopping 12,900 fans, nearly filling up the 13,500 seats available in the Isotopes Park Stadium. The club hopes to build a stadium downtown soon, but will share the space with the Isotopes until then.
NBC & Netflix
Albuquerque’s job market is about to get a little busier. Two major companies, NBC and Netflix, have both announced plans to establish a base in Albuquerque. NBCUniversal will be redeveloping a warehouse in town into a state-of-the-art studio, with two sound stages, office space, and a mill. In addition to bringing more money into the city, NBCUniversal also aims to directly bring 330 full-time jobs and a number of helpful initiatives to the city.
For Netlix, Albuquerque will be the site of a huge new production hub. A billion dollar deal that’s expected to bring in 1,000 jobs per year to New Mexico, the Netflix deal isn’t only good for the present, but also shows promise for the future. Albuquerque is more and more cementing its role as highly sought-after location for film and television production.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Los Poblanos has been around since 1932 and has long been an institution around Albuquerque. The property offers fifty rooms, an organic farm, 25 acres of lavender fields and gardens, the restaurant CAMPO, and more. It’s widely considered to be one of the most breathtaking historic properties in the region.
Just a few weeks ago, though, Los Poblanos gained national recognition. The inn and farm was awarded the Best Midsize Hotel Design award by Hospitality Design Magazine, beating out competition from all across the world. Executive Director Matthew Rembe accepted the award at a ceremony in NYC, emphasizing how the inn aims to both preserve history and bring innovation to the space. Perhaps we’ll start to see a little more traffic coming in for Los Poblanos!
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