Santa Visits at Christmas

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Santa was Here!

Christmas is almost here.  Santa recently came to visit the Marketplace and Magic Bistro.  He spent time visiting with children, handing out candy canes, and taking requests.  He is a jolly elf and it was great to hear a booming Ho! Ho! Ho! all over the place.  He has already headed back to the North Pole because his days are busy for the rest of the week.

Please come by and see us for your last minute gifts.  We provide complementary gift packaging so that you can leave the shop with a present that is ready to give to your lucky recipient.

Facebook warning:  You can now find us on Facebook as Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe.  However, there is a another site with the same name so watch out!  You can tell it is not us because of all the odd postings that have nothing to do with our business.  As always, be careful on the internet.

We hope all your Holidays are wonderful!

Dining Room is Open Again! Yea!

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Come See How it Turned Out

The Magic Bistro Dining Room is open again, finally.  We have spent the last few months making improvements and remodeling.  We made some structural improvements, added new heating and cooling, and refinished the walls with a beautiful mural.  Regular Dining hours will resume as of today (Nov. 14, 2015) so check the Magic Bistro website for details.  You can find a link in our Friends section in the menu at the top of the page.

We thank all our customers that had to wait for patio seating, your loyalty is special to us.  We appreciate your continued business.

The shops are moving in Christmas items, we know, we know, it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but if you are putting up Christmas décor or purchasing your Christmas gifts early for a good selection, then we have to have the merchandise ready to go for you.

Please come see us soon!

Annual Holiday Open House & Shopping Event

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You are invited

Come on over to our Annual Holiday Open House & Shopping Event.  We will be ready for you on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  Enjoy Live Music & Hors d'oeuvres sampling by the Magic Bistro.  The Marketplace Merchants have gathered a wonderful selection of Holiday Décor, Gifts, Wearables, Jewelry, and Home Accessories to help you celebrate the season.


It is our hope that you will come to get an early jump on your Holiday shopping.  We have put out our new Christmas stuff - remember our stock is limited so if you like an item get it while it is there.  We only stock a limited number (like 3 or 4) of the larger decorative items and if you wait too long, we can't order any additional pieces because they ship all they have prior to the season.


Please come see us, look around, and think fast.  Happy Holidays!

Hello world!

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Well, ok, that is a little broad. How about "Hello El Paso." Welcome to our new website for the Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe.  Feel free to look around learn our story and check out the pictures, maps, and history.


We are well into our remodel project in the Magic Bistro dining room.  There is just no "good time" to do this project, so we picked a time when the weather was good and the construction would go quickly.  Enjoy the sounds of wood being sawed, hammers pounding and foundations being jackhammered as we freshen up the place.  The Magic Bistro is still open and serving customers on the patio so you can still come by and eat.  When the dining room is finished we will again have full indoor and outdoor seating.  Hopefully we are almost done.


All shops remain open and are featuring gifts and decorations that will help you prepare for the fall season and the holidays coming up.  Pumpkin decorations are here so please come take a look.