STORE CLOSING Longtime Plaza retailer Packard’s set to close

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 11:45 pm

The owners of Packard’s on the Plaza have announced that the store, known since 1944 for its relationships with authentic Native American and Southwestern artisans, will close after the summer.

Jerry Jones, managing partner, said the store will remain open through Santa Fe’s Indian Market and the summer tourist season and then close on Sept. 28. The owners will retain the name, but it is unknown what will become of the 5,800-square-foot space that occupies perhaps the highest-profile spot on the 400-year-old Plaza.

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  • CAROLYN CRAWFORD posted at 2:55 pm on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.



  • Isaac Daniels posted at 7:10 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    Isaac Daniels Posts: 37

    If the store is up for sale I hope natives of Santa Fe will purchase it! That way revues can remains here which helps the economy and not to some other country!
    Of course it wouldn't surprise me if Gerald Peters might have his nose in it already which is not a good thing either!

  • AshleySanchez posted at 4:30 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    AshleySanchez Posts: 1

    This is a test.

  • Bilblair posted at 9:00 am on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    Bilblair Posts: 3

    One of Santa Fe's greats.

  • MartinFlores505 posted at 7:42 am on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    MartinFlores505 Posts: 41

    Boo Hoo?

  • Rod Oldehoeft posted at 6:02 pm on Mon, Jun 17, 2013.

    Leading Edge Boomer Posts: 29

    Buy your Native American items from the people (or family members) who made them at the portal of the Palace of the Governors. Variable quality, pay attention. Or go to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in ABQ for the whole gamut, from non-Native kitsch to high-end goods none of us can afford. I buy lots of Christmas gifts there, instead of at SF galleries. My last purchase was sterling silver cufflinks to match my belt buckle. A small expense, but the artist gets the best deal from IPCC. Or it's always rewarding to go right to the pueblos and buy directly from artists, while learning more about their craft. While the Indian Market makes the majority of income for the artists who get in, there are others who deserve your attention, year-round.

    Are there still SF stores that sell Asian goods and pass them off as Native American? A despicable practice back when the NM AG tried to pursue them, still as stinky now.


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