Lack of lattes in downtown Farmington could change

Posted at: 05/01/2013 2:09 PM
By: The Associated Press


FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Downtown Farmington's coffee shop drought could soon be coming to an end, thanks to an effort to cultivate local storefronts.

The Daily Times reports the city's beleaguered downtown has been without a coffee shop since the Bookstore Kafe closed in December.

San Juan College and city officials are working on an incubator to allow fledgling retail businesses to grow and a coffee shop could anchor the location, according to the interim head of the San Juan College Enterprise Center.

The City Council holds a meeting on May 15 on funding for the project. Rent is expected to cover a large chunk of operating expenses.

A historic building donated to the city in November could provide the site for the store-fronts. The incubator is on track to open this summer.

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