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1st Round Awardees

The application period for the first round of grants is now closed. 


- Funded by the City of Albuquerque, $500,000 was allocated for the first round.  The grant was distributed in $30,000  awards.  Applicants with extended night time hours received an additional $5,000 incentive.

- Approximately 40,000 square feet of vacant, ground floor commercial was occupied.

- 15 total grants were awarded on a first come first serve basis to:

  • Blue Door Patisserie, 900 Park SW.
  • Flamenco Works, 506 Central Ave. SW
  • Electric Playhouse, 301 Gold Ave. SW
  • Narke Greek Restaurant, 109 5th St.
  • Echoes Brewery, 313 Gold Ave. SW
  • Buds and Beans, 119 Gold Ave. SW
  • Warehouse 508, 202 Central Ave. SW
  • La Finca’s The Mouse Hole, 300 Broadway Blvd. Suite A
  • Sport Systems at Warehouse 508, 202 Central Ave.
  • The Acre at Warehouse 508, 202 Central Ave.
  • Flyby Provisions, 201 Coal Ave. SW
  • Wing It Up, 317 Gold Ave. SW
  • My Mom’s Restaurant, 500 4th St.
  • Something Ginger, 307 Central SW., Suite A
  • Dry Heat Comedy Club, 5 Central Ave. NW., Suite G

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected] or call 505-810-7502.

For media inquiries, please contact Sarah Allen at [email protected]

A map of Eligible Downtown Storefronts (generally defined as the area between Lomas Avenue, Coal Ave, 11th Street and Broadway)