Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crazy Fox - Santa Fe

Crazy Fox street view downtown Santa Fe, NM in Santa Fe Village.

Crazy Fox has been in the same building for almost 30 years now.  The "Village" as it is called is an old car dealership that was converted to the first Santa Fe mall in the early seventies.  It is a funky mix of old time local small business.   The history of the building and its tenants would make a great blog in and of itself.

There are very few shops in Santa Fe that have been in the same location and under the same ownership for 30 years ... Crazy Fox is one of them.  

This Blog will feature both the story of Crazy Fox and the story of small clothing stores in Santa Fe - "The City Different." 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Crazy Fox - on Don Gaspar in Santa Fe

Don Gaspar Avenue in an undated photo.

Crazy Fox is an "outlet store" for woman's clothing on Don Gaspar Avenue between Alameda and Water St. in the histortic downtown Santa Fe.

The street was named after Don Gaspar Ortiz y Alarid.  He was a local young man who was an officer in the Mexican army when Santa Fe was part of Mexico in the 1840s.  Don Gaspar became a wealthy property owner through his trading activities with Americans, Mexican and Indians. It is said that the area was used to grow corn and was the site of the first bridge over the Santa Fe river.     

Crazy Fox
227 Don Gaspar 
Santa Fe, NM   87501
505 989-7935
crazyfoxsantafe@earthlink. net