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Posted 17 Apr 19 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward helps locally-owned niche bakery expand to new location

The Burque Bakehouse is heating things up with the expansion of their growing business at their new location of 640 Broadway SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   

The Burque Bakehouse began as a stand at Albuquerque's downtown farmers' markets (Downtown Growers' Market & The Rail Yards Market), where they have sold pastries since 2015. The Bakehouse is a from scratch, small-batch bakery that draws on baking traditions and inspiration from around the world to create a selection of handcrafted pastries, breads, and small sweets.  

This locally-owned niche bakery has been in a temporary kitchen location to produce their baked goods for markets and special order.   Bakery owners, Chris McQuary and Sarah Ciccotello, live in the immediate area of their new location and have dreamt of operating their bake shop at the 640 Broadway location for some time.  Thanks to NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor, Shelly Branscom, that dream is now a reality. 

Burque Bakehouse will now have the opportunity to expand their business to include bread and coffee.  Their new location features a 1,000 SF building on a quarter acre of land, beautiful interior finishes, an open layout, great access to I-25, a hard-corner presence and ample parking.  In addition, the Burque Bakehouse will be carrying on a rich history of food service within the South Broadway community, as this same location was a Dairy Queen for over 30 years. 

We want to wish Chris and Sarah all our best in their new location.  Shelly Branscom would like to thank Nicole Rhodes of Base 5 Retail, for keeping the sellers at ease throughout the lengthy closing process. 

Is your business ready to expand?  Give us a call, we look forward to supporting you on your next commercial real estate transaction. 


NAI Maestas & Ward is a full-service commercial real estate company serving New Mexico since 1996. The company is a dynamic commercial real estate firm offering best-in-class real estate services in brokerage, property management, asset management, business brokerage and development services.  Representing institutional, private investors and businesses throughout New Mexico and the Southwest region, the company is comprised of more than 50 employees, including 23 advisors (seven have earned the elite commercial investment industry CCIM designee status, and two have achieved the prestigious professional SIOR designation.)

The Albuquerque Business First Book of Lists recognized NAI Maestas & Ward as one largest commercial real estate company in New Mexico. NAI Maestas & Ward has also been recognized numerous times as one of the “Best Places To Work” by the New Mexico Business Weekly. The company is a customer-centric organization that delivers third-party services to our valued relationships.  

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