HONORING CAFE LUSH; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 110
(Extensions of Remarks - July 15, 2014)

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                           HONORING CAFE LUSH


                      HON. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM

                             of new mexico

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise to 
honor Cafe Lush, and owners Tom Docherty and Sandy Gregory, on the 3rd 
anniversary of their distinguished local Albuquerque establishment.
  Since opening in 2011, Cafe Lush has developed into a thriving 
business and popular hotspot for locals. Located in downtown 
Albuquerque, Cafe Lush features an exceptional menu that carries 
nutrient dense organic food and fresh seasonal produce that promotes 
happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyles.
  The beautiful street corner cafe, with its vibrant outdoor patio was 
not always a distinct feature in the neighborhood. In fact, before the 
establishment of Cafe Lush many restaurants unsuccessfully tried to 
establish themselves in the area. The location became known as a 
frequent site for new restaurants that would eventually close, or go 
out of business.
  Despite this historical precedent, and a struggling economy, Cafe 
Lush launched a business model that appealed to the growing demand for 
locally grown healthy foods. Cafe Lush's fresh new take on organic 
ingredients with a New Mexico twist reverberated throughout the 
community and today the cafe continues to be wildly successful.
  Cafe Lush's vision and accomplishments are an inspiration for future 
generations of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and demonstrate 
the ability of one business to change an entire neighborhood. Located 
next to two schools, a place of worship, and just a short walk away 
from the heart of downtown Albuquerque, Cafe Lush has reinvigorated the 
area and brought renewed energy to Albuquerque's scenic landscape.
  I have no doubt that Cafe Lush will continue to have great success. 
Their quality food, great customer service, and beautiful outdoor patio 
are what continue to make me a frequent customer. Mr. Speaker, I would 
like to congratulate Cafe Lush on these accomplishments, their 3rd 
anniversary and the many more to come.