Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens New Community Building At Los Alamos Golf Course

Local dignitaries led by County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, holding scissors, cut the red ribbon Thursday on the new Community Building at the Los Alamos Golf Course on Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson addresses the crowd gathered Thursday at the grand opening dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Community Building at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A large crowd gathered Thursday afternoon for the grand opening dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Community Building at the Los Alamos Golf Course at 4244 Diamond Dr. 

The new Community Building will accommodate golf operations as well as provide the community with a multi-functional meeting room, banquet space, restaurant and large outdoor decks.

The Los Alamos County Council and the Pajarito Golf Group hosted the event and provided refreshments for the crowd.

A project budget of $5,390,000 was approved by County Council July 12, 2010. In early July 2014, the County took steps to terminate the Contract with the general contractor for construction, after which County staff performed or used on-call contracts for the tasks necessary to make the building ready for occupation.

The contract for a restaurant vendor was awarded to the Pajarito Golf Group, comprised of owners Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler, Pawel Listwan and Dorota Listwan. While this is a separate entity, the partners also own Pajarito Brewpub And Grill at 614 Trinity Dr. They named the new restaurant “Cottonwood on the Greens”.

Following Thursday’s ceremony, community members took self-guided tours of the building, which includes a new Pro Shop, underground cart storage and “Cottonwood on the Greens” with a large patio overlooking the course. There also is a new large community room, available to reserve for events. Catering is provided exclusively by Cottonwood on the Greens, which is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information on community room rentals or the restaurant, contact the Pajarito Golf Group Events Manager through Cottonwood on the Greens at 505.662.0404 or cottonwoodonthegreens@gmail.com.

 

Cottonwood on the Greens co-owner Patrick Mockler-Wood welcomes community members to the new restaurant during Thursday’s ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Fire Chief Troy Hughes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 video taped Thursday’s dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd of community members and local dignitaries turned out for the ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Emily Blumenthal with their daughters Emma, left, and Lily. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Golf Pro Donnie Torres chats with longtime Los Alamos resident Mary Brooks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members watch the dedication ceremony from the patio area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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