As part of a national strike against President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies, several Santa Fe businesses have closed shop to support "A Day Without Immigrants." We'll keep a running tally here, with each establishment's message. Let us know if we missed someone! In alphabetical order:
Artemisia Native Gardens (26 Quartz Trail, 989-1769)
Closed in support of all immigrants who contribute to the success and stability of the landscape industry throughout the United States. We are all immigrants, except for the Native American’s who’s sovereign nation rights should be respected. WATER IS LIFE! It is one of life's greatest pleasures, to work with people from all around the world and to learn from and respect the cultural differences that make this world a beautiful place. (Owner Dorothy Dean)Back Road Pizza (1807 2nd St #1, 955-9055)
The Bonsai Asian Tacos (1599 S. St. Francis Street, 316-9418)
We will be closed on Thursday, February 16th, In honor of National Pro-Immigrant Strike Day. THANK YOU for your support for all of our brothers and sisters. Bumble Bee's is still paying their employees even though they are on strike. We apologize for any inconvenience. See you Friday, February 17 when we re-open! (Facebook)Burrito Company (111 Washington Ave, 982-4453)
Cafe Fina (624 Old Las Vegas Hwy, 466-3886)
Counter Culture Cafe (930 Baca Street #1, 995-1105)
PROUD to say..... Add us to the list Santa Fe! (Facebook)Del Valle Panaderia (3140 Cerrillos Road, 438-2532)
El Callejon Santa Fe (208 Galisteo Street)
Short notice, sorry, but we will be closed Thursday 2/16, in solidarity with A Day Without Immigrants action in Santa Fe and around the country.At this time when we see such rancor and division between people and differing ideas about which direction to pursue as Americans, we choose to support this initiative to step back from commerce for a day and reflect on what we mean to one another, as hard-working humans doing the best we can, together, in this jewel of a town that we are so blessed to call home...Sending love, see you back in the taqueria business Friday (Facebook)
El Paisano (3140 Cerrillos Road, Ste. C, 424-9105)
Friends of Goler,
Thursday, February 16th, Goler Shoes will join in an act of solidarity for our immigrant community who are a vital part of Santa Fe by closing in support of "A Day Without Immigrant" demonstrations. Goler is joining the nationwide protest against the Trump Administration's stance on immigration.
Goler will reopen on Friday, February 17th at 9am.
We believe in our Community. (Facebook)
Harry's Roadhouse (96 Old Las Vegas Hwy, 989-4629)
Due to the Day Without Immigrants Protest, we are unable to serve you and are closed. We support their voices and their actions. We look forward to seeing you Friday. We open at 7 AM. Thank you for your understanding. (Answering machine)
Izanami (21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304)
a day without mexicans? without immigrants? we can't imagine such a terrible thing––-in fact, we want MORE of them in our lives! in honor of & solidarity with those who are such a vital part of our hard working Ten Thousand Waves family, we will be closing izanami today as part of the "Day Without Immigrants" nation-wide protest. with love & respect, we invite all spanish-speaking immigrants to come up to the spa today & enjoy the communal baths for free!
Un día sin Inmigrantes ? No podemos imaginar algo tan terrible, nosotros queremos MÁS Inmigrantes en nuestras vidas! En honor y respeto a aquellos que forman parte del vital trabajo en la familia de Ten Thousand Waves y en solidaridad con "Un día sin inmigrantes" hemos decidido cerrar Izanami ––e invitar a todos aquellos que inmigrantes a venir HOY a Ten Thousand Waves y tomar un baño gratis en la alberca comunal. (Facebook)
Jambo Cafe (College Plaza Shopping Center, 2010 Cerrillos Rd, 473-1269)
In solidarity Jambo Cafe is CLOSED today, a day without immigrants. Our closure, to walk together with other hospitality professionals, was driven by our employees, many who are indeed immigrants. (Facebook)Mobil Clean Car Wash (2907 Siringo Rd, 702-3061)
Mobil clean car wash estamos cerrados unidos apoyo somos el pilar más fuerte 💪q que tiene este nación lo vamos a demostrar 🇺🇸🇬🇹🇮🇹🇺🇾🇦🇴🇩🇿🇦🇩🇦🇫🇦🇱🇩🇪🇦🇬🇦🇶🇦🇷🇦🇿🇧🇸🇧🇪La Boca (72 W Marcy St, 982-3433)
In an act of solidarity with our customers, our community and our employees , La Boca will be joining a Nationwide protest against the aggressive and fascist stance on immigration taken by the Trump administration. We will be closed one day, Thursday, February 16th in an effort to support the "Day Without Immigrants" protests.We will re open on Friday February 17th at 11:30 AM
Thank you for your patronage and support!Chef James Campbell Caruso, chef/owner (Facebook)
Letting all of our followers and future customers know: we apologize for such short notice and inconvenience this may have caused. We will be closed all day Thursday! Thank you for your understanding! (Facebook)
In an act of solidarity with our customers, our community and our employees , La Fogata Grill will be joining a Nationwide protest against the aggressive and fascist stance on immigration taken by the Trump administration. We will be closed one day, Thursday, February 16th in an effort to support the "Day Without Immigrants" protests.We will re open on Friday February 17th at 8:30 AM
Thank you for your patronage and support!Owner Jorge Santos (Facebook)
In solidarity Jambo Cafe is CLOSED today, a day without immigrants. Our closure, to walk together with other hospitality professionals, was driven by our employees, many who are indeed immigrants. (Facebook)
Milad Persian Bistro will be CLOSED Thursday February 16th to show our support and solidarity out of respect for our immigrant population in Santa Fe and nationwide. We will reopen on Friday the 17th. #adaywithoutimmigrants #miladbistro (Facebook)
Nosotros en MORADA LATINA apoyamos a los inmigrantes. Por eso estaremos cerrados el 16 de febrero. Si se puede!!!
Bueno amigos nos unimos a la causa mañana estaremos cerrados nos vemos el viernes que dios los bendiga hoy estaremos asta las 11 00 pm gracias por su preferencia 505 577 1265 (Facebook)
Estimados clientes Panaderia Zaragoza nos unimos a la buena causa
♡♡♡UN DIA SIN INMIGRANTES♡♡♡
Cerraremos este Jueves 16 de Febrero 2017.
☆ ☆☆La UNION hace la Fuerza! ☆☆☆
Para el Viernes, horario regular. (Facebook)
Peace pets honors all humanity and to show our solidarity will be closed today in honor of our friends from all walks of life. #onelove #wearewithyou #immigrantsday
Plaza Café Southside (3466 Zafarano Drive, 424-0755)
"We closed today. You know, there’s a protest. A Day Without Immigrants. Our owners called and told us to close at 10." (Antonio, Server.)
Les informamos que Pupuseria La Providencia mañana jueves 16 de febrero estaremos cerrados por el motivo de apoyar los inmigrantes gracias por su apoyo Dios les bendiga. El día viernes 17 estaremos abiertos de nuevo. (Facebook)
The Ranch House (2571 Cristo's Road, 424-8900)
"I really didn’t even know about this until about an hour ago. I was talking about my staff, and I could see how important it was to a lot of people in this community. We’re not only going to pay kitchen staff but also servers what they would’ve made in tips today.” -Owner Josh Baum
We will be closed today, February 16, in support of the immigrant’s boycott. Thank you. (Answering machine)
Santa Fe Guitar Academy (621 Velarde St., 577-1447)
No guitar lessons today at SFGA. I'm an immigrant and I love this initiative. (Robert Capocchi, owner)
In honor of "A Day Without Immigrants" we will be closed today, February 16, 2017. (Facebook)
Second Street Brewery (Original: 1814 2nd Street, 982-3030, Railyard:1607 Paseo De Peralta #10, 989-3278)
The Shed (113 E Palace Ave, 982-9030)
Letting all of our followers and future customers know: we apologize for such short notice and inconvenience this may have caused. We will be closed all day Thursday! Thank you for your understanding!
In honor of "A Day Without Immigrants" we will be closed today, February 16, 2017.
En honor a "Un Día Sin Inmigrantes" estaremos cerrados hoy, 16 de febrero 2017. (Facebook)
DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS UPDATE. We will be closed in Santa Fe but open in ABQ. Our proceeds in ABQ will be donated to Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), as a show of solidarity with all immigrants who've helped build every aspect of the restaurant industry, from farm all the way to table. (Facebook)
A number of businesses around town chose to stay open for various reasons and with varying reaction by the community.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: In solidarity with our affected staff on 'Dia Sin Immigrantes' (Day Without Immigrants), we are suspending our regular menu and giving our crew the night off. We have chosen to stay open, lower our prices, and serve a 'stadium-style' menu to demonstrate the reality of an immediate paralysis that would occur at Boxcar if we were to lose our diverse group of employees.:high_brightness: We hope that leaving our doors open will bring the community together to discuss the issues at hand, and we will make our patio space available to all who want to join the discussion. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and will return to normal operations tomorrow.
Sending out a heartfelt thank you to all of our hospitality team members. As a new business, we are unable to close today in protest. But, please know that we stand with all of our team members no matter their individual country of origin. We are better together than seperate.
Tomasita's (500 S. Guadalupe St., 983-5721)
Owner George Gundrey spoke to SFR on the phone and says he learned of the protest yesterday at 3 p.m. Instead of closing the longtime Railyard eatery and its sister restaurant in the De Vargas Mall, Atrisco, Gundrey chose to donate a portion of his profits to a local English literacy group that has worked with a number of employees.
"Ironically," he says, "we're really busy today. So that donation will easily be $2,000-3,000."
Gundrey says none of his 81 employees asked for the day off and everyone showed up to work. Reaction from the community was generally supportive, Gundrey says, except for a pair of negative Facebook comments.
"I'm pretty sure one of the commenters didn't even read what we planned to today," he says.