MainStreet depot project on track

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QCSun staff Tucumcari MainStreet program director Mark Lake said his organization’s Tucumcari Train Depot revitalization project is on schedule and should be on track to use all of its $1.4 million in state funding by June 2011. MainStreet is currently awaiting bids from contractors to restore the building’s 47 windows and 17 doors to their […]

Tucumcari joins MaintStreet group

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Russell Anglin The city of Tucumcari received certification on Aug. 14 as an official MainStreet community from the State’s Economic Department’s MainStreet organization. At the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce monthly social Thursday, MainStreet executive director Mark Lake reported on revitalization projects throughout the year and encouraged attendees to become members of the local MainStreet organization. […]

Tucumcari part of development program

QCS Staff Portales and Tucumcari MainStreet programs have been chosen to serve as models in creating a New Mexico MainStreet entrepreneur development initiative. “I am excited,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari’s MainStreet program. Lake said this is a great opportunity for the city of Tucumcari. The state Economic Development Department says the initiative includes […]

Officials seek input on MainStreet master plan

QCS Staff Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. and the city of Tucumcari are seeking public input in the development of the Mainstreet master plan. “We want everyone to come out and help us develop this plan,” said Mark Lake, executive director of Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. Lake said they are starting a dynamic, nine-month, master planning process for […]

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 […]

Buchen’s MainStreet director, former student wounded in Iraq

MainStreet taps director… The Tucumcari Main Street Corp. announced Tuesday it has selected David Buchen for the position of director of Tucumcari MainStreet, according to a press release. His new position with MainStreet will start in August. Buchen had previously led the Small Business Development Office at Mesalands Community College. Buchen was recently named the […]

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 […]

Sunday visit to train station

If you’d like a say in the future of the Tucumcari Railroad Station, come to Dean’s restaurant at noon on Sunday. Elmo Baca, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is conducting a site visit on behalf of the city’s MainStreet project. Baca will be accompanied by five graduate students who are studying […]

$400,000 grant for train station in works

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The centerpiece of Tucumcari’s downtown redevelopment will be its railroad station, which next month, will have $400,000 for improvements. The improvements of the Tucumcari Train Station will be working in tandem with the MainStreet project, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Funding for the […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]