Expanding Retailers in New Mexico

Retailers in New Mexico have dealt with a whirlwind as they struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy during the pandemic. Bordered by Texas and Oklahoma, New Mexico is the 36th largest state by population with 2.35 million residents, projecting to hit the 2.5 million mark by 2025. And primed for unique retail expansion.

Top Golf

Top Golf delayed their expansion plans for 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, due to COVID-19 safety regulations; however, that’s not stopping the retailer from coming soon in 2021. Top Golf is the premier entertainment destination for birthday parties, corporate events, date nights, and more. The retailer features a full restaurant and bar, private event space and meeting rooms, and over 70 climate-controlled hitting bays.


Dion's recently hosted the grand opening of a 4,500-square-foot pizza restaurant. Its 20th restaurant chain location is located in the Roswell Pavilion shopping center in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque-based restaurant dates back to the late 1970s when owners Jon Patten and Bill Scott moved from Michigan to New Mexico with dreams to start a Greek restaurant. They have expanded with locations in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.

Big R Stores

This Colorado-based retailer is the top merchant for homes, farms, and ranches. Big R Stores sell everything from farm equipment, fishing equipment, camping gear, and firearms. The retail store’s latest opening occupies 55,000 square feet and is the anchor tenant of the Roswell, New Mexico shopping center. There are currently five locations in New Mexico, with two located in the Navajo Nation Off-Reserve area.


The well-known chicken sandwich company expanded, adding a new location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Chick-Fil-A has been serving up their signature chicken sandwiches since 1964. With more than 2000 locations across the US, they offer franchise opportunities to take Chick-Fil-A places it’s never been before.

Although facing strict COVID-19 restrictions, retailers are finding ways to bring value to consumers and maintain business. Are you looking for the perfect concept to bring to a bustling shopping center? Allow Retailsphere to help you locate the best tenet to fill your vacancy with a no-obligation demo today.

March 5, 2021
Barton Strawn

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