upper nob hill


V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012

Feature

Welcome back to the De Anza

For the feature in the May 30 issue, I explored the adaptive reuse of a city-owned Route 66 motel in Upper Nob Hill. Read about why it’s a landmark, and how it’s being preserved here: The comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge. Ty Bannerman supplemented the piece by writing about El Vado, another city-owned motel further down Route 66.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Best Western

The artistic history and impending comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge

The De Anza Motor Lodge was once a lively outpost of the golden age of Route 66. Now, thanks to neighbors, the city and some rare works of Zuni art, the Upper Nob Hill motel is about to be salvaged.

V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Music

Welcome to Rumble Seat Music Southwest

This week Margaret Wright wrote about Rumble Seat Music Southwest, an Upper Nob Hill music store that specializes in vintage guitars and motorcycles.

Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Spotlight

Rumble Seat Music Southwest

World-renowned guitar aficionado feels right at home

For Michael Eliot, one of the most internationally respected vintage guitar dealers, Albuquerque was the ideal place to set up the western wing of his collection, and not because it's remote and quieter than the New York City of his youth. On the contrary, it was the up-and-coming, hardscrabble energy of the place that drew him in and kept him here.
V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011

Mina's Dish

Route 66 Malt Shop Gets Into the Rhythm

Dance studio and diner combo comes out swinging

In 1927, Lindberg crossed the Atlantic and the world began dancing the Lindy. Energetic devotees swing on—and Rachel Green makes a career of the obsession. Green and I are chatting over lunch at the Route 66 Malt Shop, one door down from her dance space. I’m sipping a chocolate egg cream while Green enjoys a toasty crab cake sandwich.

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