Despite recent closures, Nob Hill businesses owners optimistic about the future | KOB 4

Despite recent closures, Nob Hill businesses owners optimistic about the future

Ryan Laughlin
March 20, 2019 04:43 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Nob Hill business owners are optimistic about the area’s future despite recent closures in the area.


Urban Outfitters announced its moving to Coronado Center about a month after Zacatecas and Scalo closed.

Jose Segura, who works for the medical dispensary Ultra Health, said the vacant storefronts only tell part of the story.

"We have a lot more new growth, a lot more people coming in," he said.

Kanella Chronis expanded her business, Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Café, to Nob Hill.

“We wanted to be in an area where there are a lot more local businesses," Chronis said.

Kurt Oelsner, the president of the Nob Hill Main Street Board and owner of Chocolate Dude said he believes more businesses have closed than started recently.

He said the negative impacts of ART are impossible to ignore.

However, he believes the area is on an upward trend.

“We’re rebuilding, we're recovering and our desire is to bring Nob Hill back to its grand days [of] 10 years ago," Oelsner said.


Ryan Laughlin

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