La Montañita Food Co-op is partnering with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico to join the Avanyu Plaza development, part of the 12th Street business and cultural district near the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center opened in 1976, founded by 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. The center celebrates Pueblo culture while also providing economic opportunities for the community. La Montañita Co-op also opened in 1976, it is a neighborhood store with four locations across New Mexico and its member ownership has grown to more than 14,000 families. With the opening of this new location, the Rio Grande Boulevard location will be closing.
The 18,000 square foot location will be in inaugural tenant in the third phase of the Avanyu Plaza development joining several businesses that have already been open some of which are the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott TownePlace Suites, Laguna Burger, Sixty-Six Acres, Starbucks, US Eagle Federal Credit Union and more.
“Our partnership with IPCC in the development of Avanyu Plaza is one that leaves me overjoyed,” said James Esqueda, General Manager of La Montañita Food Co-op. “This opportunity will expand our footprint in Albuquerque, increase our product offerings, create new jobs, and help us achieve our goals to increase access to healthy foods, grow the regenerative agricultural sector, and support our local economy.”