Nob Hill Residents and Merchants holding clean up event Sunday

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- It’s one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods that sees countless visitors. But experts say Nob Hill could attract even more people, by simply cleaning up its streets. Now residents and merchants are pitching in.

Saturday night the usual crowd strolls Nob Hill’s streets. Locals and visitors grabbing dinner or a drink, but sometimes fresh eyes catch details some may have overlooked.

“I think they could definitely do a little bit of cleaning out here and see, kinda vibe the place up, kinda brighten it up a little bit”, said Kevin Hubner, a new Albuquerque resident.

An opinion Nob Hill leaders say they’ve heard before.

“When you have a national retail consultant come in and say the place was pretty ugly, I mean, you needed to clean the telephone poles, you had stickers all over, newspaper outlets”, said Nob Hill Main Street Board President Robert Munro.

It was that realization and Summerfest quickly approaching which prompted action. Sunday morning Nob Hill residents and merchants will team up to clean up their streets. They say the city does a good job overall, but the details need some attention.

“It’s really about investing in our own neighborhood, and taking the time out of our day and week to say that this place matters” said Munro.

And in turn officials hope Nob Hill can continue to grow as one of Albuquerque’s favorite destinations.

Munro said, “When you have 50,000 plus people come into your neighborhood it’s important to showcase what your neighborhood is about.”

Sunday’s Clean up event starts at 9 a.m., with everyone gathering first at Chocolate Dude at 8:30. Organizers say you can help, whether you live or work in the neighborhood or not. A good pair of gloves and motivation is all you need.

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