Businesses along Central affected by ART construction hold ‘block party’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of local businesses affected by Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction are teaming up.

The businesses along Central Avenue have taken a hit with people avoiding the area, so five local businesses on Central are holding a “block party” Friday.

“A lot of people are scared still to come down this way, they’re not sure what they’re going to run into,” Jan Barringer, owner of Cheese and Coffee, said. “It’s really important that people are aware that there are several avenues to get to these local businesses.”

It’s not just about helping them, all of proceed’s will be donated to Saint Felix’s Food Pantry.

Raffle donations will be going to Watermelon Ranch.

If you haven’t had lunch yet, owners are out grilling hot dogs at Cheese and Coffee on Central until 3 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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