Cottonwood Mall is Albuquerque’s family friendly shopping destination with more than 130 retail, dining and entertainment options. Shoppers enjoy market-exclusive retailers, including Build-a-Bear Workshop, The Disney Store, The Limited, Ulta Beauty, and Yankee Candle, plus other popular stores: Dillard’s, francesca’s, Forever 21, Macy's, and Old Navy. Cottonwood Mall has a variety of quick-casual and full-service eateries such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Chow's Asian Bistro, and Johnny Rockets. Shoppers can also take in the latest movies at United Artists Cottonwood Stadium 16.
The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico has a market of over 900,000 people. The market is home to Kirtland Air Force Base, which employs over 20,000 people including 4,200 active-duty and 3,200 part-time military personnel. The market is also home to Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s center for nuclear science, which employs more than 8,000 highly-paid engineers and scientists. The University of New Mexico is also located in Albuquerque, a campus with over 30,000 students.