The New Mexico Restaurant Association gave A.R.T. a thumbs down, saying it misses the mark for the restaurants along Central Avenue. 'The whole project is not innovative at all. Here we are putting in a 30-year-old diesel bus system. Can we not be more innovative than that?' - Carol Wight, New Mexico Restaurant Association. Wight says "there are over 148 restaurants affected by the proposed construction on Central and none of them had a voice in the plans of this massive project."
Mayor Berry says "WE NEVER GOT ASKED BY THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION TO SIT DOWN AND EXPLAIN IT TO THEM. WE MET WITH SOME OF THE MEMBERS OVER THE YEARS, BUT WE'VE NEVER GOTTEN A CHANCE TO GO TO THEIR EXECUTIVE BOARD AND EXPLAIN IT." Watch the Channel 7 interview.