Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome to La Tienda

Welcome to La Tienda at Eldorado. Josh and I are thrilled by the community feedback we are receiving and hope that you will continue to give us your thoughts and suggestions.

We wanted to bring you up to speed on what’s happening at the center and ensure that you are kept up to date on new developments. Our weekly newsletter will help you stay informed. Here is what is happening so far:

We are in the process of finishing the parking around the building. The parking addition will be completed by the end of November.

We do not plan on constructing any new buildings in the foreseeable future. Instead, we will be constructing a sculpture park on almost an acre of land on the east side of the center. This park, scheduled to be completed by July, 2010, will be free and open to the public. It will feature 20 sculpture pads for large and monumental works of art. We will be promoting both local and national artists while we create a community green space we hope you will enjoy. The sculpture pads will be placed along meandering paths through 4 different landscape designs. We are looking for two more members for our steering committee. If you are interested in helping us to build this park, please contact Destiny at (505) 930-4821.

We are working with several businesses to create the kind of center we envision. Its hard not to give you the names of the businesses that are coming in, but for legal reasons, we have to wait until the permitting process is complete. Our grand opening is slated for December.

Without naming names, here are some of the kinds of businesses that will participate in the December opening:

A tap room by an established local brewery
A spin cycle business
An eclectic gift/gallery/consignment shop
Suite 101 (we can name this name)
A computer sales and repair shop

Suite 101 is a beautiful, 720 square foot space available for hourly rental. Wood floors, mirrored wall, and great lighting make this an ideal space for classes, meetings, and professional services that do not require a full time location. The space is rentable in 5 hour blocks for $40. Computer, LCD projector, folding chairs, tables, and even a massage table are available for use at no additional charge. For more information about Suite 101, call Steve at (505) 310-3828.

We are talking with two different companies about opening a family restaurant and local bar. We think the right restaurant is very important for La Tienda and the community so we are taking our time with this decision. We are still accepting proposals and will entertain all good ideas before we commit the space to anyone.

Thanks for all your support and your patience. Visit our website often for community events, calendar, and more. We are looking forward to getting to know you at the grand opening celebration.


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