The historic Nob Hill area along Central Avenue (Route 66) in Albuquerque's university area is home to a recently revitalized community of local boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Some local favorites include Papers!, a stationary and art supply store, Beeps, a novelty gift store, and the Flying Saucer, one of the city's best coffee shop cafes. Visitors to the area will also find plenty of antique shopping, bookstores, and specialty shops selling everything from yarn to groceries. Many of the local restaurants and bars host live music events, and each year in December, the district puts on a Shop & Stroll holiday entertainment event.
ABQ Uptown brought an upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment experience to Northeastern Albuquerque. This area includes urban loft apartments, several restaurants, a Trader Joe's grocery store, and retail favorites like Anthropologie, Coldwater Creek, MAC Cosmetics, Apple, and Pottery Barn. The pleasant landscaping of the area also makes it a nice place to stroll when the weather is warm, and with an underground parking garage right beneath the shopping area, you shouldn't have to walk far when it's cold out. Moreover, you can spot ABQ Uptown by the big neon "Q" sign at the corner of Uptown and Q Street.
This name is well known in Albuquerque for fine jewelry, diamonds and honest appraisals. Ernest Bernard Butterfield, Jr, known as Bernie, along with his wife and children, carry on the traditions of this family-owned, 70-year-old business. They are especially proud of the loose diamonds they carry, which are hand chosen directly from the cutters. You can browse for hours looking at the fine jewelry, watches and natural and cultured pearls. On hand you will find three bench jewelers who will custom design any piece of jewelry you can imagine. Also on site at Butterfield Jewelers are three watch repairmen.
Set on Rio Grande Blvd Northwest, Tammy's Edge Salon offers a number of beauty services. Some of these include hairstyling, hair coloring, waxing, make-up, henna application and a lot more. They also help dress up for events like weddings, parties, and fashion shows.