Property for Sale or Lease


The Tijeras Old Civil War Remount Fort

This scenic, historic, 1.55 acre Commercial Business property is located on Route 66 in the Village of Tijeras, 6 miles east of Albuquerque, just off the I-40 exit.

It is zoned CB1, Commercial Business

Located across the street from the Tijeras Senior Center, and the Tijeras Public Library, the property is bordered on the north and east sides by a rock wall that is said to date back to the civil war when it was a remount fort.

Over the years it has been a dance hall, a general store, and a meeting place for people from surrounding farms and ranches to gather and trade or sell their goods. It is written that many couples met here and were married during those market days.

It has also been a residence to many, many families, and the site for Just Imagine Gallery & Coffeehouse, and the Tijeras Open-Air Arts Market

We have had many people stop in to tell us stories from their childhoods, about growing up on this scenic property, or in the village, and how they got apples from the orchard on the west side of the property. They've told us of adventures playing in the stream that flowed out back on the south side of the property, and of making jam from the yellow plum trees, and more.

The 2400 sq ft main building was constructed from adobes said to have been made right on the property. In fact, we have the adobe mold that was used to pour the bricks.

In the remodeling that has been done over the 22 years we have owned this property, we have discovered bones, corn cobs, bullet shells, and pottery chards in the adobes we removed.

The property has a well, but is also connected to the Village of Tijeras water system.

Over the last 2 years, we have upgraded the building to commercial codes, and made the following improvements:

  • Connected to the Albuquerque Sewer System
  •  Installed a grease trap necessary for a full service restaurant
  •  Put in 400 amp electrical service
  • Rewired the building to commerical codes
  • Put in all new plumbing
  • Reroofed the building
  • Installed new waterproof high grade vinyl flooring throughout
  • Added two handicapped accessible bathrooms
  • Installed additional exit doors for safety
  • Installed two new windows
  • Shored up the foundation
  • Painted inside and out
  • Replaced all the light fixtures
  • Built a commercial kitchen area ready for your floor & equipment
  • Installed floor drains
  • Installed a bar
  • Installed plumbing for coffee and soda stations
  • Installed a mini split HVAC system for energy efficient heating and cooling by room 
  • Added two offices which could be removed if needed



The adjoining property to the west is included in the sale. It was previously the home of The Tijeras Open-Air Arts Market. The TOAAM operated for 7 years as a juried arts and crafts fair every weekend, May through October. Come for the Art, Stay for the music.

 Visit The Tijeras Arts Market





Thank you East Mountain neighbors:

I wanted to let you know that after nearly 30 years in business,
I have closed my Tijeras store,
Just Imagine Gallery and Coffee House.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to live and work
in such a beautiful place,
serving people that I truly loved to be around.
I miss so many people that I had come to know through the years.
I had the best possible customers and interesting people
come through my doors from all over the world.
Thank you neighbors for the friendship, lessons,
caring, and support that I received over the years!
Anna King
Just Imagine Gallery and Coffee House 
The Tijeras Arts Market
The building and property are for sale or lease. For information, I can be contacted at

 Gifts, Gallery, and Coffee House


Located on Historic Route 66, our COFFEE HOUSE features

Locally Roasted Coffee,

Fantastic Espresso Drinks, Freshly Baked Treats,

Plus Lovely Indoor or Outdoor Seating, & FREE WI-FI




East Mountain ARTScrawl First Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Title of Showing: Florescence-"Time of Flowering"

Featured Artist: Shawna Hawk Rose

Medium: Sculpture in Fired Clay and Mixed Media

"Honoring the Feminine" is the focus of my recent body of work. "Life Vessels",
a series of female torsos, celebrate Life as they open into graceful floral forms.
They reflect honor and respect for the Feminine as a vessel for the Spirit.


Opening reception July 6, 2013, 10am - 5pm




East Mountain ARTScrawl First Saturday, June 1st

Title of Show:    Animal Attraction

Featured Artist:  Nancy Wood Taber

Nancy Wood Taber's colored pencil drawings of animals are thought provoking. Her detailed images capture the unique qualities and spirits of the animals she portrays. The artist often incorporates spiritual symbols and elements into her work to encourage the viewer to pursue a personal meaning that is relevant to their individual lives.



2006 - 2012

The Arts Market will not reopen this year.

If you are interested in renting the property for your functions, call Anna King, 505-280-0129. 

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Click on the You Tube link below to view the Orbs that we have recorded with our infrared cameras. They appear most nights in different rooms of the Gallery and Coffee House.




Thank you for supporting our East Mountain business since 1985

Anna King



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