Someone In This Town Should Have Asked Moms How to Set Up a Community.
Communities are Not Islands. Anchors are Needed.
Anchors that are a Draw and Keep and Maintain the Rhythm of the Community.
Downtown Albuquerque has been Floundering. Floating Adrift without an Anchor.
To Figure out how to Grow a Downtown, Albuquerque turned to City Planning Experts.
Lots of Discussions and Money were Thrown into the Mix.
For Many Years.
But Downtown Albuquerque did a lot of Floundering. Sinking. Fast.
Restaurants Downtown Open and Quickly Close. Some Last Less than One Month.
Downtown has No Food Stores. No Hair Salons. No Clothing Boutiques. No Drug Stores.
Boutiques Wimp Out. Cute Antique Shops Shutter their Doors.
Downtown kept Trying.
Downtown Does Offer Bikes to Rent.
Condos and Apartment Buildings are Built and Filling with Shiny New Tenants.
Office Buildings are Leased to Business People and Law Firms. There’s Free Bus Service.
Convention Centers are Big and Sparkly and Sit in the Center of the Action.
And there are Schools and Daycare Centers.
But What Happens when you Need a Quart of Milk? A Fresh Salad for Lunch?
Or a Birthday Cake?
Until an Anchor was Forged and Tossed into the Mix.
Hello Silver Street Market! Thanks Moms.
You Sure Look Good To Me.
Welcome to the Neighborhood.
A Solid Anchor.
Nothing High End. Not Particularly Trendy.
Just Solid Prices.
And Confidence that the Market will have what You Need.
Lunch Box Cookies.
Ice Cream Treats.
Silver Street Market is a Good Start. Other Shops are Gathering Round.
Thanks for Anchoring the Neighborhood.
The City Finally Listened to the Moms.
Moms and Their Magic. 🙂