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People's Flowers in Nob Hill
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In Modern Architecture.

The following businesses are located in a modernist building. Please keep in mind that these are not 'themed' establishments. Some owners have preserved original interior details, while others have renovated their spaces or adapted them from their original functions - and not all are aware that architectural enthusiasts like us love them! Hours of operation can be found by calling the numbers provided or visiting the linked websites.

This directory is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any establishment below. If you have information about a business in a modern building that is not listed here, please contact us.

This list was last updated on November 11, 2020. Information and occupancy may have changed since publishing.

Breweries, Cafes & Restaurants

505 Central Food Hall

This historic streamline moderne structure dates to 1937!

505 Central Avenue NW

 www.facebook.com/505central

Acapulco Tacos & Burritos

Their website tells us this was an early Lotaburger location.

840 San Mateo Blvd SE

 www.acapulcotaco.com

505.268.9865

Al's Big Dipper

Inside the 2006 addition to the Albuquerque Main Library.

501 Copper Ave NW

www.alsbigdipper.com

505.314.1118

Badass Coffee

400 Gold Ave SW Suite #103 - Inside the Simms Building

badasscoffee.com

505.200.0577

Cinnamon Spice Cafe (Nob Hill Business Center Location)

3500 Central Ave SE

cinnamoncafeabq.com/nob-hill-menu

505.588.2860

Conchita's Cafe

400 Gold Ave SW Suite #119 - Inside the Simms Building

conchitascafe.com

505.339.6774

Denny's

This 'cupcake' roof Denny's restaurant was designed by Armet, Davis & Newlove.

2400 San Mateo Blvd NE

www.dennys.com

505.884.6574

Differential Brewing Co.

500 Yale Blvd SE

differentialbrewing.com

Duke City Kitchen

5016 Lomas Blvd NE

dukecitykitchen.com

505.503.6449

Fan Tang

3523 Central Ave NE

fan-tang.com

505.266-3566

Gecko's (Nob Hill Business Center Location)

3500 Central Ave SE

www.geckosbar.com/nob-hill-menu.html

505.262.1848

High & Dry Brewing

Opened as the Las Lomas Meat Co. in 1953.

529 Adams St NE

highanddrybrewing.com

505.433.5591

Ho Lo Ma Chinese Restaurant

Converted from a PDQ convenience store.

8624 Menaul Blvd NE

505.296.1271

Humble Coffee

Inside a former Sears department store.

505 Central Ave NW Suite C

http://www.humblecoffeeco.com/

505.609.7099

Juanita's Comida Mexicana

A former Tastee Freez drive-in.

910 4th St SW

505.0843.9669

Kap's Diner

This boomerang-roofed building was Albuquerque's first Denny's, opened in 1963 and designed by Armet & Davis.

5801 Central Ave NE

www.kapscoffeeshopanddiner.com

505.232.9658

Korean BBQ House / Sushi & Sake

Opened as Goody's restaurant in 1964. The swiss-cheese steel signpost dates from the 1970s.

4214 Central Ave SE

505.797.8000

Lam's Chinese Restaurant

A former A&W Root Beer drive-in built in 1956.

2124 Central Ave SW

www.lamschineserestaurant.com

505.247.9712

Lotaburger (Albuquerque 'Store 2')

Opened in 1959!

2529 Washington St NE

www.lotaburger.com/locations

505.888.3141

Loyola's Family Restaurant

Opened in 1958 as Sherm's, it's also on our must-see list.

4500 Central Ave SE

www.loyolasfamilyrestaurant.com

505.268.6478

Lucky Boy Restaurant

Opened in 1968.

3521 Constitution Ave NE

505.268.2785

Mata G Vegetarian Kitchen

Located in the historic Nob Hill Shopping Center.

116 Amherst Dr SE

mata-g.com

505.266.6374

Range Cafe

Originally built in 1938 as the Carothers & Mauldin Service Station.

320 Central Ave SE

www.rangecafe.com

505.243.1440

Sandia Crust Pizza Co.

Housed in a converted former vehicle service station.

2904 Indian School Rd NE

sandia-crust-pizza-co.business.site

505.357.5410

Scalo Italian Restaurant

Located in the historic Nob Hill Shopping Center.

3500 Central Ave SE

 www.scaloabq.com

505.522.3800

Galleries & Retail

Ace Hardware

Housed in the top level of the former Kistler Collister department store.

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE

505.266.4000

Antiques & Things

Inside the former McClellan's store designed by architects Flatow and Moore in 1954; look near the entrance for the name in tile.

4710 Central Ave SE

www.antiquesandthingsabq.com

505.268.1313

Antique Specialty Mall

This 'modernistic' building dates to 1957 when it opened as the K&B Radio and Appliance Company.

4516 Central Ave SE

www.antiquespecialtymall.com

505.268.8080

birds+Richard Gallery

Residence designed by architect William Burk Jr. as his home.

611 Loma Linda Pl SE

Open by appointment only.

www.birds-richard.xyz

505.321.2819

Classic Century Square

Opened in 1957 as White's Department Store, we think it's a must-see.

4616 Central Ave SE

505.265.3161

GNC

Adapted from a Circle-K convenience store.

1619 San Mateo Blvd NE

www.gnc.com/store-details?StoreID=1148

505.265.4830

Hanayagi: The Japanese Garden Shop

2935 Louisiana Blvd NE Suite C

 hanayagi.net

505.291.1177

Happy Feet

Housed in a former PDQ convenience store.

4117 Menaul Blvd NE

happyfeet-usa.net

505.888.7006

Lowe's Neighborhood Market

4701 4th St NW

505.247.8399

Nob Hill Business Center

An assortment of shops are located in this historic landmark at the southwest corner of Central Ave and Carlisle Blvd.

3500 Central Ave SE

  • La Montañita Co-op Food Market

  • Lavon Blu

  • Mariposa Gallery

  • New Mexico United Shop

  • Ohh! Ahh! Jewelry

  • Organic Books

  • Sukhmani Home

  • The Herb Store

People's Flowers (Nob Hill Location)

3700 Central Ave SE

505.884.1600

Weyrich Gallery

2935 Louisiana Blvd NE

www.facebook.com/weyrichgallery

505.883.7410

Services

Arnie's Dry Cleaners

8217 Menaul Blvd NE

505.299.8686

Downtown Sports + Wellness

The Galeria was designed by the office of Harry Weese.

40 First Plaza Center NW Suite #76 - Inside the First Plaza Galeria

 wellbridge.com/sports-and-wellness-downtown

1.800.313.7208

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Opened in 1957, there's another Firestone of this design in Hayward, CA.

4601 Central Ave NE

local.firestonecompleteautocare.com/new-mexico/albuquerque/4601-central-ave-ne/

505.273.8122

Kirtland Dry Cleaners

241 Wyoming Blvd SE

505.262.1896

Mail Boxes Etc.

The former Taco Sombrero, built in 1965.

1112 San Pedro Dr NE

Mister Car Wash (Route 66 Location)

5308 Central Ave SE

mistercarwash.com

(505) 265-1507

Mister Car Wash (Breaking Bad Filming Location)

9516 Snow Heights Cir NE

mistercarwash.com

505.298.8833

Stretch Strength & Fitness Gym

Opened as the Citizens Savings & Loan bank in 1960, designed by Kruger, Lake & Henderson.

605 San Mateo Blvd NE

www.stretchabq.com

505.900.3679

Southern Tire Mart

3501 4th St NW

(505) 344-1687

Wash Tub Laundromat

Opened in 1950 as a Rhode's Supermarket.

1105 Central Ave NW

 www.washtublaundrynm.com/Downtown

505.246.2043

Modern Furnishings.

The following Albuquerque businesses deal in vintage and contemporary modern art, design, and furnishings.

ABQ Modern at Past, Present & In-Between

5017 Lomas Blvd NE

www.instagram.com/abqmodern

505.232.6732

Aloe the Shop

No storefront open to the public. View available pieces online.

www.instagram.com/aloetheshop

Antiques & Things

Vintage modern design dealers located near back of store.

4710 Central Ave SE

www.antiquesandthingsabq.com

505.268.1313

Antique Specialty Mall

Ask at the front desk about vintage modern design booths.

4516 Central Ave SE

www.antiquespecialtymall.com

505.268.8080

Constellation Vintage

No storefront open to the public. View available pieces online.

 www.instagram.com/constellationvintage

Damian Velasquez Modern Furniture

Studio open by appointment.

www.modernhandcrafted.com

www.half13.com

Design & Form Modern at Spur Line Supply Co.

800 20th St NW

www.facebook.com/Designandformmodern

FORM GALLERY

Open by appointment only.

125 50th St NW

505.934.0969

Googie Modern

No storefront open to the public. View designs online.

www.googiemodern.com

Herb Goldman Sculptures

No storefront open to the public. View available pieces online.

herbgoldman.com

Modities

800 Central Ave SW Suite C

modities.business.site

Palette Contemporary Gallery

7400 Montgomery Blvd NE Suite 22

www.palettecontemporary.com

505.855.7777

Submaterial

No storefront open to the public. View designs online.

submaterial.com

Tema Contemporary Furniture

7601 Montgomery Blvd NE

www.temafurniture.com

505.275.2121