Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Motel Closing for Renovations.(Final)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

A Central Avenue motel that city officials connect with prostitution, drug dealing and other crimes will be closed and renovated under an agreement between the city and motel owners.

Mayor Martin Chavez made the announcement Friday at the Royal Motel, 4119 Central NE.

The city targeted the site, as it has done with a number of problem properties along Central and throughout the city, with its Community Enforcement and Abatement Task Force.

"This particular structure has been horrific," Chavez said.

Reports of prostitution, drug dealing, armed robbery and drunk and disorderly conduct have been associated with the site this year, according to information from Deputy City Attorney Pete Dinelli. …

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