Commercial Real Estate: Taos

Commercial spaces lure business away from Taos Plaza

Lynne White looks very settled in her Taos office. Offering consulting services to artists and galleries, Brody & White Consulting Inc., moved into the bright and airy space last September, and the 1,500-square-foot office, studded with clients’ work, creates exactly the homey feel that White spent two months hunting for.

But White, like many other Taos business owners, is keeping a careful eye on developments in the town’s commercial real estate market. Full article by Tania Casselle on Taos Commercial Real Estate at New Mexico Business Weekly.

Anyone for a bottle of Three-Buck Chuck?

As the doors opened at Trader Joe’s first New Mexico store on August 16, a crowd of Santa Fe shoppers lined up eager to stock their shelves. The opening, however, also met with the sighs of a few Santa Feans — some with retail stores of their own — who said they’d be happier keeping local business local.

Read the full Anyone for a bottle of Three-Buck Chuck? article on Trader Joe’s at New Mexico Business Weekly online.

A Profitable Connection

A Profitable Connection by Tania Casselle

When Video Casa owner Judith Witten opened her second DVD rental store in Taos, she had no idea what a performance it would be to integrate two outlets – and the experience wasn’t at all entertaining.

The challenge of connecting branches ‘divided’ by DSL and wireless bit into profits on her annual gross revenues of $700,000, ate up her 20 employees’ time, and inconvenienced her customers. As it happened, the Taos Sheriff’s department was attempting to solve a similar riddle. “My guy talked to their guy,” says Witten…

Read the full article for New Mexico Business Weekly online.

Images of Indians in Film: The Good, The Bad, and The Stereotype (for Indian Country Today)

“Those teepees need Viagra,”said comedian Drew Lacapa. He was watching an old black and white movie where a circle of whooping Indians hopped around Buster Keaton, tied to a stake in the center of a fire. “Do you know that dance?”

Story by Tania Casselle on images of Indians in film, and two movie premieres: Chris Eyre’s Skins and Sherman Alexie’s The Business of Fancydancing. Read the full article at Indian Country Today.


Confessions of an Author: David Naylor on Design (for Local Flavor)

Confessions of an Author: David Naylor on Design – cover story by Tania Casselle for Local Flavor magazine, March 09 issue.

Interior designer David Naylor played hard to get for nearly two years before agreeing to write his book Old World Interiors: A Modern Interpretation. Mainly because the book that publisher Gibbs Smith wanted from him wasn’t the book Naylor wanted to write.

Read the full David Naylor on Design story in PDF.


Roswell: Mysterious Beauty in New Mexico (for Latitudes)

If you believe the stories that made Roswell famous, visitors to this town have arrived from much farther away than any airport. But beyond Roswell’s reputation as an intergalactic portal to planet Earth, the city is a gateway to Southeastern New Mexico, offering desert-to-mountain landscapes and year-round leisure activities.

Read my full Mysterious Beauty in New Mexico travel feature for Latitudes, the inflight magazine of American Eagle airlines.

Taos Restaurant Group

Taos Restaurant Group

A small but influential empire is flourishing out of Taos, N.M., as Chef Joseph Wrede and restaurateurs Nat Troy and Michael Yaccino combine their business smarts and culinary kudos in the Taos Restaurant Group. Talking about Joseph’s Table, The Old Blinking Light, and new acquisition: Lambert’s of Taos.

By Tania Casselle for Local Flavor magazine (Feb 09)