Trinity Drive: A business perspective

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Thoughts on the controversial corridor after 23 years operating Hill Diner

Not much has changed over the 23 years that we have been doing business on Trinity Drive. Year after year we see the same trends with our customers.  
We serve about 400 customers a day and the vast majority of them arrive via automobile.
At lunch, most don’t travel very far, probably half come from within a two block radius. We are within two blocks of thousands of square feet of office space on the north side of Trinity.  
But most of our customers choose to drive that distance. Why?
Navigating Trinity Drive as a pedestrian is risky business.  
Try it!  Pretend you work downtown.  You can pretend by parking in the Los Alamos National Bank parking lot. Now, how will you get to the Hill Diner as a pedestrian? Will you cross at the signal at Trinity and Knecht Street? Will you do the “Diner Dash” across the median? Will you walk up to 15th Street and Trinity Drive and cross at the signal?
We see people doing the Diner Dash so frequently that we have often joked that the county should install a big yellow sign with a picture of a pedestrian dashing madly across the street to the Diner.
Try it! Pretend you are a tourist by parking at the Bradbury Science Museum and walk to the Hill Diner.

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