Created: 06/23/2014 4:59 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4
To say it's been a long, bumpy ride for the Anasazi building in downtown Albuquerque would be an understatement. From bankruptcy to new ownership the 45 unit building at Sixth and Central is finally open.
Each unit is a condo, brand new with custom design plans, and parking.
Broker Joe Corso says this building is what downtown needs. “What does revamp an area to me is people. When you bring people into an area to live and to work they bring the, the life an area,” said Corso.
Corso knows businesses have come and gone, and believes the recession could have been to blame.
Nevertheless, he's optimistic that this building will attract restaurants, stores, coffee shops and business that he hopes will make the lives of residents much easier.
So far, one person already bought a unit and is already living there. Five are in the contract stage.
So, is this what downtown really needs? Only time will tell.
“Businesses are going to thrive and some businesses will not thrive that's just the way it is and that is something that is downtown and something that could happen uptown,” said Corso.