Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Raphael's Liquor License OK'd.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

Permit on Lease From Santa Ana Pueblo

Sandoval County commissioners have approved a liquor license transfer from the Prairie Star to the Algodones landmark Raphael's Silver Cloud located along the I-25 frontage road.

Owner Concita Sanchez said she plans to reopen the bar soon. She said Thursday she is leasing the license from Southern Sandoval Investments LTD, a business enterprise of Santa Ana Pueblo.

Maurice Bonal, of H. Davidson & Associates, a liquor license brokerage handling the transfer for Southern Sandoval Investments, said the Prairie Star did not need the license because of a law passed a couple of years ago that allows tribes to issue their own liquor licenses. …

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