Portraits in Color

The Story of Downtown

August 11, 2021 Dr. Frank Mirabal Season 3 Episode 42
Portraits in Color
The Story of Downtown
Show Notes

Downtown Albuquerque. Along historic Route 66 lies a community at the intersection of what once was, and what could be. Like most places, it has seen its ups and downs. A once in a generation pandemic, a struggling economy, and issues of crime and homelessness are issues downtown residents grapple with every day. Many businesses have boarded up, opting for more economically viable and safer parts of the city. But, I spoke to 5 area business owners who embody the fighting spirit of the city and are committed to making downtown a thriving area of town once again.

Special Thanks to Lola Bird and Danielle Schlobohm from Downtown ABQ Mainstreet for supporting this episode!

Featured Businesses/Organizations

The Brew
Tuerta 
Fusion Theatre Company
Sanitary Tortilla Factory 
Cecilia's Cafe

Check out the video version of this episode below:
The Story of Downtown