On Friday, November 13, 2015, the city of Albuquerque saw the opening of many new businesses in Green Jeans Farmery, the city’s first business-community plaza built entirely from re-purposed shipping containers. The Green Jeans Farmery saw the first of 12 tenant businesses, the Santa Fe Brewing Co., open in late September. The process of obtaining the proper city permits has been slow for the remaining 11 businesses, but the entire plaza is presumed to be open for business soon.
Located at 3600 Cutler Ave NE in Albuquerque, Green Jeans Farmery welcomed seven of its mostly culinary-based tenants: Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria, Chill’N, Epiphany Espresso, Fashion Locker, F.I.T. Studio, Rockin’ Taco and Soup Dog. In the coming days and weeks, Bocadillos, Rustic on the Green, Distillery 365 and Zeus ’ Juice and Nutrition are all expected to finish the city’s approval process and open their doors.
For those who may not have heard of Green Jeans yet, it is a community-oriented commercial business plaza. Comprised mostly of culinary tenants, the focus of the plaza is on locally-owned, health conscious businesses in a neighborhood-like environment. Project developer Roy Solomon envisioned an indoor/outdoor city-type farm community where businesses could grow their own produce in a controlled environment, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Now that the plaza is almost fully open, it seems that vision has come true.
Projects like Green Jeans Farmery help remind us all of why Albuquerque is such a great place to live and work. This community often shows the type ingenuity and localized thinking that makes the whole city feel like one big neighborhood. Green Jeans Farmery was created with fun, healthy living in mind and deserves some attention from us all for this great accomplishment. Here at Transcendent Moving & Storage, we can’t wait to see what this vibrant new addition to our community has to offer.