New businesses – March 13

A look at two new business opened recently in Tucumcari:

Chinea Dental is located at 2101 South First Street, phone number 575-268-1679.

Hours of business are Monday and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dr. Harlen Hobbs said he moved from Albuquerque after being asked by a friend to come to Tucumcari. He is currently remodeling his own office.

Hobbs is an Air Force veteran and Army guard, and went to combat medic school. He works at the prison, performing dental work for inmates.

Hobbs does basic dentistry, sedation for those who need it, extraction's and braces. He does his own lab work when it comes to making dentures.

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Reyes Gonzales is the owner of Antonio's Kitchen at the corner of Third Street and McGee Street, phone number 575-403-6569. Hours of business are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Gonzales is a former Tucumcari Police officer and said he always wanted to have his own business. He has worked in restaurants off and on over the years and really enjoyed it.

The restaurant is a family business with his mother and two of his cousins helping out. Asked why a food business, Gonzales said "everyone has to eat and if its good food they will come back again."

Gonzales said he is planning on putting tables and benches around for people to sit on and have some playground equipment for the kids. He wants to put in two horseshoe pits for patrons to enjoy while waiting on their food and hopefully stay for a few games.

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