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Construction begins on new shipping container project

By Christopher Ortiz, Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First  |  June 11th, 2019

Seven months after its groundbreaking ceremony, construction has begun on Albuquerque's second shipping container project.

Crews are set to begin pouring foundation at Tin Can Alley at the corner of San Pedro and Alameda, reports KOB.

Developer Roy Solomon, who also developed Green Jeans Farmery, originally eyed a July opening but now construction is expected to be completed in early 2020, reports KOB.

Solomon told Business First in November that Tin Can Alley will be 11,000 square feet and tenants include Santa Fe Brewing Co., Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria, Rustic Star Burgers and a Vietnamese restaurant. Restaurateur Erin Wade announced she is planning a new Vinaigrette location and another restaurant concept on adjacent lots. Stone Age Climbing Gym also announced plans for a new location next to Tin Can Alley.

Albuquerque-based Snyder Construction is the general contractor and Joe Slagle is the architect. Nusenda Credit Union is providing the financing, Solomon said in November. The project's price tag wasn't immediately available. Like at Green Jeans, Santa Fe Brewing Co. will have a taproom and serve as one of the project's anchors, Brian Lock, president of Santa Fe Brewing, confirmed with Business First in the fall.

"We're looking to take a beautiful site and create a heartbeat," Solomon said back in November.

Solomon said the development will provide around 300 jobs and said he hopes it will see $14 million in annual revenue.

Brett Hills, NAI Maestas & Ward Partner, represented developer, Roy Soloman, and  Jim Hakeem, NAI Maestas & Ward Director, represented the landowners in this landmark project at San Pedro and Alameda in the NE Heights. 

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