RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Behind most businesses there is an interesting story.
Take Frenchy Alicea, one of the many Rio Ranchoans who got a new business license in 2013. He owns L.A. Subs at 1009 Golf Course Road, about a block south of Southern. The restaurant is soon to be called Alicea’s NY Bagels and Subs.
The path he took to restaurant ownership is unique.
About three years ago, Alicea, an engineer, decided to relocate from a Hewlett-Packard office in Costa Rica to Rio Rancho. In January 2013, Hewlett-Packard announced it would move almost a quarter of its Rio Rancho positions, about 200 jobs, to Georgia. Alicea was among the employees who were asked if they wanted to move.