Thursday, November 5, 2015

Holiday Season, 2015

Fall in Northeastern New Mexico is a beautiful time of year. All of the deciduous trees are brilliant in the color, the elk are bugling, migratory birds are headed south, snow is in the highest peaks. Although it was a good summer, fall brings a natural slow down in real estate business. Fewer people are out looking for property, most people are wondering where and what they will be doing for the holidays, they are not concerned about major purchases of tens of thousands of dollars. Most people by this time have put out the fire and called in the dogs. As I have said many times, this little town does not do "new construction" very well whether it is of a residential or commercial nature. With that thought in mind, I would like to discuss three commercial endeavors that are taking place. First, at the intersection of University-Grand Avenue major renovation is taking place in preparation of placing Del Norte Pharmacy into the old convenience store location. It is a welcome business to those situated along Grand Avenue. Secondly, at 200 and 202 Plaza a new art gallery is going in at that location. The remodel job is beautiful and will be a welcome addition to all of the improvements in the Plaza area. Finally, on the west side of the Plaza the owner of New York pizza is placing a sports bar complete with a three lane bowling alley. It will be so very welcome. Hopefully it will convince our citizens to stay in Las Vegas to support our local businesses. In addition two these commercial improvements it should be noted that our national congressmen helped obtain a grant to keep the Amtrac train running through Las Vegas. It is wonderful news for Las Vegas and Raton. I only wish that they would have obtained enough money to fix the tunnel between Raton and Trinidad. That tunnel is preventing freight trains from running north and south, and if we are getting enough to maintain the track why not fix the tunnel as well? Also, Mainstreet, Inc has gotten a 50K loan to help reinvigorate and renovate the railroad district area. Through the years it has suffered the neglect of time and has been a great source of crime in our fair town. It is hopeful that changes can be made in that area as has been done in other parts of the city. Finally, we at Rocky Mountain Real Estate, Crow Insurance, and Crow's Bed and Breakfast hope that all of our friends and customers have a happy and safe holiday season. We say to everyone out there in computer land...MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year.

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