UNM students present downtown redevelopment designs

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Plans for downtown redevelopment by students from UNM were received with enthusiasm by local residents. “I like what I see here,” said Beth Parmer, who joined more than a dozen residents as the presentation on Saturday. The students from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning provided illlustrated drawings […]

University of New Mexico Architectural Students to show visions of Downtown Tucumcari

On Saturday April 26 graduate students from the College of Architecture at the University of New Mexico will be at the Tucumcari Convention Center to show the community the work they have developed during this past semester for our downtown community.

Teens weigh in on downtown redevelopment

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If Tucumcari teens had their way, the city’s downtown would see a return of the Big Dipper ice cream shop, a venue for teen and family music and activities, sidewalks of brick pavers, more shops and businesses that would also offer more jobs, and perhaps, even a skating rink […]

MainStreet envisions its downtown mission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A renovated railroad depot, restaurants, shops, galleries and green space is how many see the downtown of the future. “I can see that people are really interested in the Main Street revitalization,” said Barbara Hicklin, one of the visionaries. The future snapshot of Tucumcari’s downtown is what a group […]

MainStreet activities, plans for visioning sessin

Six Shooter Siding Festival The Six-Shooter Siding Festival Committee still has some space available at our festival on October 13th. “The festival is starting to take shape and it looks like we will have a number of groups participating,” said David Buchen, executive director of Main Street, in a news release. “We are working with […]

City has train of thoughts for depot

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Family friendly. Shade. Signs from the 1930s-1940s. Art. These were just a few of the ideas that residents and city officials had for the Tucumcari Train Station as it takes center stage in the planning for the revitalization of the city’s downtown as part of the MainStreet program. About 25 […]

City set for MainStreet test

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city will be going through a test of sorts on Oct. 5. It’s called the Start-Up Applicant Readiness Assessments. It will be administered by four officials from New Mexico MainStreet which falls under the New Mexico Economic Development Department. “We will be evaluating to see where the strengths […]

Business venture makes downtown its base

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Main Street entrepreneur and interior designer Ruth Nelson is going back to the future. Nelson bought the Jennings Furniture store on Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, and renamed it Pajarito Interiors. She plans to have the big tan metal panels that have been covering the brick and […]

MainStreet initiative building support

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Business owners express interest in the state MainStreet program About 25 business owners and city officials met Tuesday morning to foster the beginning of what is hoped will become Tucumcari’s new MainStreet initiative. Peter Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., and David Buchen, director of […]

City agrees to pay $20,000 toward MainStreet

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $20,000 to assist the start-up of a MainStreet development program. The money will come from the city’s economic development tax fund. It’s hoped that the city will qualify to become a “Start-Up” MainStreet Community, an initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, said […]