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Convention Center Begins Construction

On February 5, Mayor Berry kicked off the renovation on the first phase of the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Convention Center Begins Construction

Convention Center - New Kitchen

On February 5, 2013, Mayor Richard J. Berry kicked off the renovation on the first phase of the Albuquerque Convention Center. This phase of the renovation on the Center includes the old kitchen space where demolition started.

 “The investment in improving our convention facility is critical to ACVB’s efforts to generate millions of dollars of direct economic spending and increased gross receipts taxes paid by out-of-town attendees. All of which help provide jobs for Albuquerque in our hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions,” stated Dale Lockett, President/CEO of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Most of the work is being done  behind the scenes to the public and will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the space for future events, as well as update the existing ballrooms.

“Our primary goal is to ensure that the Convention Center continues to host events during the renovation with no interruption of service or noticeable change in quality,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “The Convention Center had a chance to use these new temporary kitchen facilities this weekend and they did a phenomenal job.”

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