The downtown Plaza Café reopened in July 2012 after being closed for almost two years. The restaurant was damaged in a kitchen fire in September 2010.
The Sanbusco shopping center, which was developed by Joe Schepps in 1984, was taken over by creditors in July 2012. The center has been struggling since its anchor tenant, the Borders bookstore, closed in early 2011.
It has been pointed out to me that describing Prep as “the city’s other private high school” (in addition to St. Michael’s) implies that there are only two. Santa Fe Prep and St. Michael’s are the oldest and the largest, but there are other private high schools in Santa Fe, Desert Academy among them. Mea culpa.
The Historic Design Review Board is now known as the Historic Districts Review Board. The name change, which became effective March 1, 2012, is meant to reflect the board’s responsibility for older buildings within multiple districts. The board was originally responsible only for the design of new buildings in the downtown/Eastside historic district.
The Las Conchas fire is no longer the largest fire in New Mexico history. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in southwest New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness has consumed over 170,000 acres as of May 30 2012. This easily surpasses Las Conchas, which is measured at 156,000 acres.
The book’s seventh edition was released in early 2012.
George Cowan, Los Alamos scientist, founder of Los Alamos National Bank and co-founder of the Santa Fe Institute, died on April 20, 2012.
Maher was talking to his three guests, including Johnson, about an incident on an airliner involving Mitt Romney. The man sitting in front of Romney was slow in following the instruction to raise his seatback before takeoff, and he objected to Romney’s nagging him about it. An argument ensued, and the man was led off the plane.