Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Some Retailers See Welcome Surge in Dec. Spending.

Byline: Donna Redman For the Journal

Some Valencia County merchants say they kept up a brisk pace in December, bucking reports of a sluggish holiday season from across the nation.

Others say they weren't so fortunate, one suggesting the long uncertainty over the presidential election might have dampened some shoppers' willingness to spend.

Luz Chavez of the Belen Chamber of Commerce said it's too early to have accurate retail figures for the holidays.

"But all the businesses I went to during the holiday season were just booming," she said.

That appeared to be the case at one of the county's biggest retailers, the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Belen. …

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