Susans is moving
Susan’s has lost its lease for the location it’s enjoyed for over 15 years. We’ll remain open in that old space through Friday, May 28, 2021. After that, we’ll be closed to move and complete the lengthy process of shifting our liquor license to our new location. We expect to reopen at 632 Agua Fria Street in late August. Note that there’s no parking at that address, but we have lots of parking at the rear of the building, accessible from 118 Romero Street. This is far nicer space and we’re planning a lot of exciting changes and additions.

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May 3, 2021 Published by | Yes, Susan's is moving. After over 15 years in our current location, our landlord decided he'd be better off with a national tenant and our understanding is that AutoZone will occupy the space we're currently in. We were notified of this in mid December. At that time our options were to take a smaller space in the same center with a very expensive expansion to follow, find an alternate space, or simply close our doors. Obviously, option #3 wasn't something we wanted to consider, and we didn't feel that yet another substantial fiscal investment into the same center was in…

No, We Are NOT Downsizing!

May 3, 2021 Published by | Actually, our new space is slightly larger than our current space, and much, much (!) nicer. We're planning some amazing changes and upgrades in the new space. We'll provide updates on those as things develop. However, as noted in our post about the timing of our reopening, we expect we'll be prevented from operating during most of the summer, while the state processes our application to relocate our license. Like most retail businesses, we have a substantial investment in our inventory. Unlike most retail businesses, we're not allowed to "float" or "floor" that inventory at the distributor's expense until it…

When Will We Reopen?

May 6, 2021 Published by | The quick answer is that we cannot know, but our last day open for business in our current location is Friday, May 28, then we close to complete the move and wait for our our license to be relocated. As you know, New Mexico has rather specific liquor-license laws. And, while we've successfully served the community in our current location, the move to a new location requires a significant application process. We're told by the New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) that the application takes approximately 120 days to process. Plus, of course, we couldn't submit the application…