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by Alfonso Salazar
on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 9:21am.
The Rail Yard, located in the Barelas neighborhood is a building that I remember growing up. It's a part of our history, a beautiful part of our history. I love the windows and have always wanted to go down there and take pictures, lots of pictures.
Unfortunately, for years and year it has sit, empty. Yes, there have been several films that used the building (including Terminator, Avengers and Transformers) but for the most part, the buildings have been sitting there, unused and deteriorating. It's depressing seeing the building getting old, breaking and more windows broken.
There is a group (sponsored by 516 ARTS, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit) that is transforming the rail yard into something that we can all enjoy.
Beginning May 4, 2014, on Sundays from 9am-4pm. visitors can come out and enjoy food, art and music!
You can learn more about the initiative by watching their video:
The cost open the Rail Yards Market for the first year is $30,000 to cover the cost of professional security, cleaning, portable lavatories, insurance and more. They are still seeking community support to raise enough money to open.
You can learn more (and donate) to this amazing cause by visiting their website: RailyardsMarket.org