Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Brazilian menu coming to the city in the fall.

Byline: Retail Scene MICHELLE PENTZ For the Journal

A taste of Brazil is coming to Downtown Albuquerque. Named after the colorful toucan bird, Tucanos Brazilian Grill is opening in October or November at 110 Central SW near First Street. It will be part of the Century Theatres block opening by November.

Along with partners Joe Heeb and Rick Krammer of Gauchos NM LLC, Denver, Colo.-based Stephen Oldham signed a long-term lease Sunday for 7,100 square feet with the Historic District Improvement Company.

The lease rate, "well above regional mall rates and twice that of Downtown rates," was about $25 per square foot, said Christopher Leinberger, HDIC managing partner.

"Because people have experienced Downtown turn-arounds in other markets, they understand how viable a revitalization is," he said. …

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