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New shipping container complex begins construction in Albuquerque

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New shipping container complex begins construction in Albuquerque

Santa Fe Brewing Co. has signed on as a tenant in the 1.5-acre development. 


By BD+C Staff | February 12, 2015
New shipping container complex begins construction in Albuquerque

Rendering: Green Jeans Farmery

Another shipping container development is now gaining traction as construction begins and tenants move in.

The Green Jeans Farmery in Albuquerque, N.M., already has a hydroponic farm component courtesy of owner and entrepreneur Roy Solomon, according to Albuquerque Business First. Solomon is growing vegetables and herbs as a precursor to a year-round neighborhood growers’ market concept. 

Santa Fe Brewing Co. recently signed on as a tenant in the 1.5-acre development. Solomon is currently seeking concepts such as a flower bar, spice depot, coffee shop, eatery, and a wine bar for the Green Jeans Farmery.

 

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