El Vado ABQ Grand Re-Opening

New Kicks on 66

Courtesy of El Vado ABQ

Drive down Route 66 and you're bound to see the countless historic motels that have gone by the wayside in one way or another. El Vado Motor Court Motel refused to be one of them, and holy shit have they had a comeuppance. Originally opening their doors in 1937, shifting through several owners and narrowly avoiding demolition, the city of Albuquerque stepped in knowing there was an opportunity for something unique. Come by their grand re-opening on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 10pm of the historic motel with the opening ceremony beginning at 8:30pm. The new spaces are apartments, guest rooms, event space, shops and restaurant pods. The small restaurant spaces are offered to up-and-coming restauranteurs to get their footing in the industry. No shortage of beer, food, giveaways, room tours, shopping, live music and more, this space is a new beginning and much needed rehab for the city. El Vado promises to “STAY UNIQUE.”

Friday Jul 20, 2018

2500 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104



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El Vado Motor Court Motel opened its doors for the first time in 1937, and welcomed Route 66 travelers for decades. After several owners, and narrowly escaping demolition, the City of Albuquerque stepped in with the hopes of saving this historical landmark one day. That day has come! And we invite you to join us on July 20th for the Grand Re-Opening of El Vado Motel!!

Nestled between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, and anchored by the historic heart of Albuquerque, El Vado IS the spirit of Albuquerque … and there isn’t a place more perfect for this unique, co-working concept and community.

El Vado is more than a location now. El Vado is a destination. El Vado is a community. El Vado is unique. And we open our doors to all the uniques out there that are searching for just a little bit more, such as those that have traveled Route 66 for decades.

Just as we honor the spirit of Albuquerque, we now honor your spirit and invite you to visit us, stay awhile, and STAY UNIQUE. We will see you on July 20th!

Beer, food, giveaways, room tours, shopping, and more!! Overflow parking at the Bio Park.