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1909 Bellamah Ave. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 563-4473

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CHEF JULIAN GONZALEZ

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Chef Julian Gonzalez, originally from Tampico, Mexico, brings over 20 years of culinary experience to Sawmill Market. A classically trained chef with degrees in French Cuisine from Ambrosia Culinary School and Restaurant Management from Florida Culinary Institute, Chef Julian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. Finding inspiration in local flavors and markets emboldens Julian's creative menus which have few rivals. With experience that spans award-winning Las Vegas Restaurants to Private Chef services and innovative flavor profiles, Chef Julian truly embodies the ever-changing and eclectic nature of Sawmill Market. 

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YASUSHI KOBAYASHI

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Yasushi Kobayash

Chef de Cuisine, Yasushi Kobayashi, brings true culinary passion to Sawmill Market. He has over 10 years of experience as the head chef of French and Japanese restaurants. His Japanese-American heritage and broad range of techniques learned over time is showcased best in his food. His menus are a celebration of seasonal ingredients executed with consistency, professionalism, and thoughtful hospitality.

TREVOR RANDALL

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For over 16 years, Trevor Randall has been a noteworthy leader in the restaurant industry. He is an experienced restaurateur, beverage enthusiast and motivated operator. Driven by passion, he takes pride in delivering the best experience possible. As General Manager, Trevor brings his unique background and interests to Sawmill Market, creating a dynamic environment for everyone to enjoy.

Trevor Randall

JOEY PADILLA

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Joey Padilla

Joey Padilla, Director of Operations for Sawmill Market, loves creating an unforgettable experience for each guest. She has spent the majority of her career in the hospitality industry with a focus on wine and spirits. Throughout her career she has gained expertise in areas such as management, and outstanding customer service which can be felt throughout the market.

1903 AMERICAN LUMBER COMPANY

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The logging industry in New Mexico booms, and the American Lumber Co. establishes operations in Albuquerque. The company built a 110-acre complex in the Sawmill District to produce milled lumber, doors, and shingles. The company grew to become the largest manufacturing company in the Southwest by 1908 and employed over 1,000 men in Albuquerque (even more than the railroad!). The lumber complex had its own fire department and medical staff, and what created a dedicated rail spur for the company

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1958 PAXTON LUMBER CO.

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PAXTON LUMBER COMPANY 1958

The Frank Paxton Lumber Co. opened its new showroom and warehouse on Bellamah Ave. in Albuquerque on October 13, 1958.  The family-owned business was the “Home of Beautiful Woods” and produced wood paneling and other hardwood products. The new location,  designed by Lawrence A. Garcia, architect and built by the J. Porter Construction Co., housed offices and warehouse within 25,000 square feet and cost $200,000 to build.

2019 SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION

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SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019
SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019
SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019

The historic lumberyard building transformed into a 34,000-square-foot food hall, outdoor gathering place, and community gathering hall for Albuquerque, showcasing the beauty of New Mexico through food, diversity, and art. The industrial-yet-modern design incorporates regional elements with a nod to the historical roots of the area. The floor-to-ceiling steel frame windows highlight the open and airy space filled with natural light. Garage doors leading to the patio and plentiful outdoor space set in an atmosphere for enjoying New Mexico weather. Piñon wood-burning fireplaces and fire pits create a warm and comforting ambiance in the cooler months.

SAWMILL MARKET TODAY

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SAWMILL MARKET 2022 MERCANTILE CAFE
SAWMILL MARKET 2022
SAWMILL MARKET 2022 KULATRO

The Sawmill Market concept for an urban market is in the historic lumber warehouse in the Sawmill District. The Market is the cornerstone of the Sawmill District Development project, which aims to revive the sawmill neighborhood to the vibrancy in this space in the early 20th century.

Sawmill market houses 27 individual local merchants including a brewpub, a cocktail and wine bar, and a mercantile. At the center is THE YARD, an outdoor dining + play space.