Tecolote searches for new home following eviction

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  • Bennie Gomez posted at 9:13 am on Mon, Apr 14, 2014.

    benron Posts: 2

    The vacant Village Inn on Cerrillos may be a good place for the time being until Tecolote decides to make some sound business judgments.

  • Paula Lozar posted at 12:15 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    PLozar Posts: 59

    Yet another old-time business has to relocate so the owner of the property can put in another fast-food joint. Bah!! But I agree, it would have been a mistake for Tecolote to relocate to the Luna District because of the parking and access issues. (I used to go to the old Healy-Matthews office supply store all the time 20 years ago, but it was easier to get in and out then.)

  • Sonja C. Wilson posted at 8:49 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Aunt Bunny Posts: 7

    After seeing what they've done to Tecolote, who would want to even rent from those people. If they did it to Tecolote over hearsay, they will do it to the new renters too. Who evicts over hearsay???

  • Sonja C. Wilson posted at 8:45 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    Aunt Bunny Posts: 7

    I'm sorry, this is terrible an unjust. Perhaps the owner of the building will find themselves in an empty building for a long time. May you continue to prosper in you new location.

  • Julie Berman posted at 8:27 am on Fri, Apr 11, 2014.

    jc1947ber Posts: 7

    Dear Mister Jerry -
    Apart from someone thinking your underwear got bunched up, someone BE GIVING you bad advice. Evict a long standing solid tenant because they were tentatively thinking of moving and what do you get, AN EMPTY SPACE! Besides costing you or a new tenant a whole lotta dinero to renovate, it might sit empty for six months. I was thinking that perhaps you might offer a class for prospective commercial landowners entitled BAD DECISION MAKING FOR PROPERTY OWNERS! Now stick that in your breakfast basket!

  • Kathy Meyer posted at 7:29 pm on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    katmeyster Posts: 3

    I agree with the parking issue. As a local, I do not have the time or patience to go anywhere in town where I have to worry or pay for parking. The only time I go downtown or anywhere with a parking hassle is when friends come into town. I can guarantee I won't be going to Tecolote if they move to the Luna location.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 10:39 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    I jumped on the Chris's Cafés bandwagon when he left Tecolote Café.
    Give it a try! You wont' be disappointed.

  • Linda Jobe posted at 9:51 am on Sun, Apr 6, 2014.

    tinysantafe Posts: 1

    that's so sad to read that the landlord got his undies in a bunch over news they were moving!!! BUT i'm not sure that old village inn would work as the person who owns that pulled a fast one on his employees when he shut down. he told them he was renovating, but instead he closed down simply because he didn't want to pay the $10.00 an hour the state now requires even for servers!!! so he could pull a fast one on tecolote and then where would they be?? it's all about the money, the heck with tradition!!!

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 8:42 am on Sun, Apr 6, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 640

    The Village Inn!!!

  • bob chilton posted at 11:31 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    bobchilton Posts: 106

    Cafe cafe location just right across from Luna is on the market.

  • Andrew Lucero posted at 3:35 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 383

    Like they say, location is everything... I love the Tecolote Cafe, but moving to the Luna District would be a disaster. The lack of parking will really kill their business...As much as I would miss them, I would much rather them close for a couple months and find a location that will best suit everyone, than for them to make a hasty decision and end up in a location that will ultimately force them to close their doors for good...

  • Matthew Valdez posted at 2:09 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Mjvaldez69 Posts: 2

    A good place with plenty of space would be the old Village Inn, in front of the old Walmart!

  • Anita Morris posted at 1:23 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Anita Morris Posts: 13

    How sad that they have been at that location for that long and still have a landlord...too bad they didn't try to buy the building years ago instead of paying and paying someone else and now be basically homeless....I agree that the Luna District is awful as far as parking...I went there once and that was enough for me.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 1:05 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1841

    Good pot.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 12:59 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    Will probably be to Tecolote's benefit to NOT locate at the "Luna District". The parking lot there is horrendous, if not redonkulous. The developer has never widened the entrance to the parking area, which is only wide enough for one car to enter or exit at a time. If someone is trying to exit, you have to stop/block traffic in the street to allow them out, so you can then enter. Your other option is to go in or out over the curb, if your vehicle clearance is sufficient. Unfortunately, some small car owners have found the limit of their vehicle's clearance too little, as evidenced by that grating scraping sound of concrete on the undercarriage. Harsh.

    This problem was obvious since Ohori's Coffee opened, and before Talin Market opened, yet the landlord developer has never taken action despite being made aware of the issues with the awkward entrance/exit. The easiest time to have addressed that (over a year ago) would have also created the least disruption to business, and damage to vehicles. To make patronage of the "District" even more difficult, the parking spaces are too narrow, creating the inevitable frustration of trying to park respectfully, while still having room to open your doors without hitting adjacent vehicles. I look forward to visiting Tecolote at its new location, as long it's not the "Lunatic District".

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 11:05 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 147

    @Eli: please explain your Juden Raus comment?


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