Register of Historic Places.
County Attorney Tito Chavez said Monday that he did not want to comment on the request for injunction and temporary restraining order because it is still pending.
The county wants the building to turn it into a Route 66 community cultural center with $800,000 in voter-approved bond money. That would be matched with $500,000 of state funds.
The Bonfantines, who bought the building for $850,000 last month, want to renovate it for use as a 200-seat restaurant and microbrewery. They currently lease space and run a 100-seat restaurant and bar next door at 3200 E. Central. That lease expires Dec. 1.
County Commissioner Tom Rutherford said Monday the judge's decision will impact how the county will proceed.
"I think the commission's intent, unless the judge tells us to do otherwise, will be to keep proceeding along that (condemnation) path," Rutherford said.
Late last month, an Albuquerque zoning examiner denied a request by the Bonfantines for a zoning permit to establish a home-brewing operation in the Jones building saying it would aggravate existing parking problems. The decision is on appeal.
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