The KiMo Theater, built by the Bachechi family, has gone
through a few incarnations over the years: By the 1970's, it had become run-down & was showing adult films; soon after it was shut down., so the
city bought the building & using grant money, renovated the building & has been running it as a performing arts center with offices upstairs.
It is one of only two downtown buildings still utilized today as originally designed--as a theater.
Back almost 30 years ago in 1991, the City of Albuquerque unveiled a turquoise-arched gateway to the Ridgecrest neighborhood. Atop of the 26-foot pedestal,
sat a ’54 Chevy covered with midnight-blue tiles. It quickly
acquired the name "Chevy-on-a-Stick" & back then, it seemed to have caused quite an uproar.