Northern New Mexico’s ‘Weck’s’ restaurant looks to be front-runner to replace Dublin’s

Wecks has confirmed a Las Cruces location at 1745 East University Avenue as of Monday. 
Photo courtesy of Wecks.

Weck’s has confirmed a Las Cruces location at 1745 East University Avenue as of Monday. Photo courtesy of Weck’s.

Numerous rumors have surfaced after Dublin’s, deemed by many to be the watering hole for New Mexico State University students, closed abruptly Monday evening.

Many people speculating about who will inherit the building have high hopes it will be the popular Albuquerque breakfast hub, Weck’s.

Dubbing itself a “full-belly tradition,” Weck’s has grown to 12 locations, two licensed locations and over 400 employees state wide since 1991.

Joe Garcia, vice president of operations at Weck’s, shed some light on the swirling rumors.

“We have plans— things in the works, but there has been no official company announcement,” Garcia said. “We have every intention of being [in Las Cruces] in the near future, but until we make a company-wide announcement, I’m not at liberty to say where the official location will be.”

Garcia said the announcement will come in the near future, but until then, the Las Cruces community can rest assured that a hefty breakfast is on its way.

Albuquerque Business First reported plans to move to Las Cruces back in November.

The article claims the company also is under contract to acquire a building in Las Cruces for a location there and is eyeing expansion elsewhere, including Roswell and El Paso, Texas.

“We think we can do really well in those markets,” Weck’s owner Art Kaplan said. “Southern New Mexico is a great market for us.”

A source close to the Weck’s situation told The Round Up that Weck’s has begun arranging plans with some of its employees to make the trip down to Las Cruces in the coming weeks to help open the new restaurant.

The old Dublin’s building is having an auction the morning of February 9 to sell the equipment and furniture that is inside.  

Though the location has yet to be officially confirmed by way of an official company-wide announcement, Garcia said Weck’s is looking forward to the expansion into the Mesilla Valley.

“I will say that we are excited to be joining all of you in the Aggie Nation very soon.”

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