ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — ¡Traditions!, the dilapidated former outlet mall between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, may be getting a new lease on life as a film studio for New Mexico’s fast-growing movie and television industry.
Jim Long, who has owned the 49.6-acre property for nearly two decades, is looking to sell the property to media companies in need of studio space in New Mexico. While Long has sought to sell the property in the past, he said the time is right to find a new use for it. He cited New Mexico’s booming film and television industry, which has brought interest from out-of-state companies that the state doesn’t currently have the space to accommodate.
“There’s definitely demand here that’s not being met,” Long said.