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Byline: RETAIL CORNER Leanne Potts
Yeehah, a Texas institution is coming to Albuquerque. No, UT isn't opening a branch campus. Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open a restaurant this fall on the restaurant strip that's sprouting from the chamisa and sand along Pan American Freeway.
The chain is based in Dallas and is in the middle of a Western expansion: Dickey's has (or will have) 47 restaurants in 8 states by year's end. With 25 of those restaurants in Texas and seven more on the way, Dickey's is almost as much of a Texas fixture as Dairy Queen. The Albuquerque restaurant should be open by mid-October just down from Fuddrucker's and next to the new Lexus of …