ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There is finally something new in store for the onetime Great American Land and Cattle Co. steakhouse, but it isn’t a restaurant.
An Albuquerque-based events company is turning the long-dormant space at Tramway and Indian School into a new venue, making what its owner said could end up as a $1 million investment. Akshay Patel said he has signed a lease-to-purchase agreement for the building and has already begun renovations. The City View Event Center by Simply Decor should start hosting events by year’s end.
Patel’s Simply Decor and Events business has for years hosted events at hotels and other outside facilities, Patel said, but he liked the idea of having his own place. The two-story Tramway space appealed because it had a full kitchen, a spacious balcony and what he called “amazing” views of the city.
“I actually took a whole bunch of people with us out there to see the place beforehand — to see if it’s going to work, and everyone I took said this is going to be … a great venue,” he said.