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Two local firms to expand at Calibers Center

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A pair of local businesses are lined up to relocate to the 12,721-square-foot retail building currently under construction next to Calibers Shooters Sports Center at the southwest corner of Washington and Cutler NE.

Los Pinos Fly & Tackle Shop and The Daily Grind restaurant will be the first tenants in the building, which represents the second phase of development of the four-acre site by Calibers Properties LLC, which consists of several local investors including Ryan Burt, owner of Calibers Shooters Sports Center.

“The idea is to bring together symbiotic retailers on one campus,” Burt said. “It’s the antidote to the big-box feel.”

Calibers, an indoor shooting range and gun shop, opened its first location in 1997 at 5600 Holly NE, just off Paseo del Norte. Since the Holly location was convenient to much of the West Side, Burt said the decision was made to open a second location as close to the Uptown commercial hub as possible.

The site at 4340 Cutler NE, in the area once known as Midtown, is just west of The Pavilions at San Mateo shopping center near the Interstate 40 interchange. The Cutler shooting range and shop opened in September 2012.

The idea from the start was to create a small shopping center, marketed as the Calibers Center by NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Services, Burt said. There’s up to 5,730 square feet available in the phase two building, plus another 10,000 to 12,000 square feet in a phase three building.

Los Pinos Fly & Tackle Shop, owned by Mark Sawyer and currently at 2820 Richmond NE, has been in business more than 25 years. Although best known for fly-fishing equipment, it now carries a complete line of fishing gear. The center will have a casting pond for testing equipment in a patio area.

The Daily Grind, currently at 414 Central SE, will expand with its move to the Calibers Center. The restaurant’s Facebook page says it will be adding “dinner, beer and wine and wait staff.”

The relocations are expected by July 1.

William Cervantes Enterprises is the commercial contractor on the $767,030 construction project. Cervantes estimated that, over its duration, the project will provide work for about 30 suppliers and subcontractors and about 70 workers. Aria Architecture of Cedar Crest is the project architect.
— This article appeared on page B1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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