Café de Paris, a French restaurant that opened earlier this year in a space on East DeVargas Street, has closed.
The business was a partnership between Paul Perrier
, former owner with his wife, Rahera
, of Café Paris in Burro Alley, and his business partner Majed Hamdouni
The Perriers couldn't be reached, not could Hamdouni.
"They didn't have the capital they needed when they opened," said Carolyn Stephenson
, owner of the East DeVargas Street building that housed the restaurant. It was previously occupied by Mission Cafe and Sweet Shop.
"They lasted only a couple of months at most," Stephenson said. "It's a difficult time. You really do need capital to start any enterprise."
Stephenson added: "You really do need to find the right tenant."
The space on East DeVargas is 4,000 square feet and was remodeled in 2004. It's been on the market for $1.6 million.
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After 15 years on the Plaza, Rita
and Michael Linder
are moving their Jewel Mark store from the Plaza to 233 Canyon Road. They also have opened a second store, called Jacqueline's Place, in the same Canyon Road location.
The new store will have women's and children's clothing and jewelry.
, the Linders' 9-year old granddaughter, has been helping to create the children's clothing and jewelry.
A percentage of proceeds will go to helping endangered animals. Jacqueline and her friend Rico
have been making animal magnets to raise money for these animals.
The store, which had a grand opening May 6, will offer affordable clothing made in the United States.
By way of a little back story, when Rita was young, she only had two outfits. It was always her dream to have a clothing store.
Jacqueline's family on Michael's side has been in the clothing business for more than 60 years in New York.
They came to the United States from Russia and opened the S. Beckenstein fabric store in New York. It is still there, now at 32 W. 20th St. in Manhattan.
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, a 35-year veteran in the financial-services industry and founder of the Abiquiú Studio Tour, has taken a seat on the listener-supported KUNM radio board after winning a statewide election.
Bock said, "now is the time to expand the listener/donor base to insure that KUNM continues to beam out the format we all have come to appreciate."
Three Albuquerque attorneys — Lora Lucero
, Jenny Lusk
and Sherry Tippett
— also won election to the board.
Santa Fe area and Northern New Mexico residents interested in helping to expand KUNM coverage, format and activity may reach Bock via e-mail at Richardbock@newmexico.com
Contact Bob Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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