Barelas Main Street

on Historic Route 66

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The Barelas Community Coalition mission is to create sustained partnerships with nonprofit/for-profit organizations and government agencies to bring needed services and resources to the community which:

  • enhance education, promote economic development and job opportunities
  • advocate for permanently affordable housing and housing rehabilitation
  • ensure the responsible redevelopment of the historic Barelas Rail Yards
  •  and preserve the community’s heritage and historical resources.
 

Barelas Coffee House celebrating 40 years

The 1978 launch of the Barelas Coffee House has continued to be one of Albuquerque's hot stops and to thrive in the historic Barelas neighborhood.

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Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.