ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Matt Fuemmeler is taking his coffee and crepes to the Quickel building.
The Boiler Monkey Bistro will make the move to the building in the heart of Downtown this summer. Fuemmeler said he expects to be open at the site, at the southwest corner of Central and Sixth, by early summer. He will close his existing location, at 724 Mountain NW, in August.
The new space offers about three times the space, Fuemmeler said, and also an opportunity to ride what he sees as some positive Downtown momentum.
“I’m drawn toward the Downtown area. I feel like there are a lot of things that will be changing there in the next year or so,” Fuemmeler said, citing the growing concentration of craft breweries launching or opening taprooms in the neighborhood. “I feel like there’s a little synergy between coffee and breweries.”
The Boiler Monkey originated as a food truck — or rather a food bus. It opened its brick-and-mortar site on Mountain about 1½ years ago. It has focused primarily on breakfast and brunch but will likely expand its lunch offerings at the new site and also would consider dinner hours based on demand, Fuemmeler said.
Brecken Mallette, who represented landlord Peterson Properties in the leasing deal, said work has begun on remodeling The Boiler Monkey’s space. She said it will be the first restaurant in the building.