The new owner of the historic El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, Richard Gonzales, said this during sworn testimony in a recent Landmarks Commission hearing:
I conveyed that to Mr. Boles and I can’t understand why they’ve taken this posture that I’m going to demolish the El Vado. It’s just not what I wanted to do. I’ve never conveyed that I would knock it down.
So how would Mr. Gonzales explain this quote on Oct. 13 to the Albuquerque Tribune?
“If I don’t get the zoning, that doesn’t stop the project,