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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:00 am | Updated: 3:36 pm, Fri May 31, 2013.

Armand Ortega, the ascending patriarch of the family that dominates much of the tourist trade on the southwest corner of the Plaza, tells of the time the Ortegas abandoned Santa Fe, figuring there was just no more business to be had.

But that was nearly 150-years ago, and the Ortega family eventually returned and have done quite well since, to say the least. It would be difficult not to walk into one of the family-owned shops on that corner — the high-end Ortega’s Indian jewelry store, the former Ore House restaurant (now the Thunderbird) atop the jewelry store, the adjoining Mimosa’s clothing shop and, across San Francisco Street, the Yippee Yi Yo souvenir store.

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2 comments:

  • stacey Nagel posted at 6:57 pm on Mon, Jun 23, 2014.

    mommabagel Posts: 1

    I've been trying to get in touch with anyone from Ortega Family Industries for the last week regarding the horrific conditions at the Siver Gull Beach club that they took over in New York. The place is falling apart. They are cutting services left and right. The manager that they hired is rude. Approximately 50% of the club members are senior citizens. They recently took away the Valet Parking , making the inaccessible for many of these older folks... They are destroying the place

     
  • henry griswold posted at 7:59 am on Mon, May 27, 2013.

    henry griswold Posts: 218

    'la fonda' means 'the hotel'. so 'the la fonda' is saying 'the the hotel'. which is not as bad as 'the la fonda hotel'............

     

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