Albuquerque’s Previous City is busy with tour buses and out-of-towners. Persons are discovering the balloons on the Balloon Fiesta however discovering a desk at a restaurant is a little bit trickier.
“We’re on a ready checklist at a pair totally different locations, whichever calls us first – then we’ll be there,” stated Ginger Prichard, Kansas resident.
“Folks get very annoyed and need to eat and run. It is not going to occur proper now,” stated Marie Coleman, proprietor of Church Avenue Café.
Coleman has owned the Church Avenue Café in Previous City for the reason that Nineties.
The road was out the door earlier than they opened and solely grew into the lunch hour and he or she stated she’s working with about half the variety of servers – and even fewer within the kitchen.
“I am so grateful that you simply’re all again, however please be affected person.”
Including to the stress – three different eating places in Previous City have closed and can stay that manner in the course of the busiest week of the 12 months.
KOB 4 reached out to the New Mexico Restaurant Affiliation to try to get a broader view on the trade, however they stated eating places are so busy throughout Fiesta – they have not had an opportunity to inform the affiliation how they’re faring.