Lack of lattes in downtown Farmington could change

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Entertainment,Food and Drink

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Downtown Farmington's coffee shop drought could soon be coming to an end, thanks to an effort to cultivate local storefronts.

The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/ZlwClh ) reports the city's beleaguered downtown has been without a coffee shop since the Bookstore Kafe closed in December.

San Juan College and city officials are working on an incubator to allow fledgling retail businesses to grow and a coffee shop could anchor the location, according to the interim head of the San Juan College Enterprise Center.

The City Council holds a meeting on May 15 on funding for the project. Rent is expected to cover a large chunk of operating expenses.

A historic building donated to the city in November could provide the site for the store-fronts. The incubator is on track to open this summer.

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