I live in El Paso and sometimes go to Las Cruces, but I'm not sure about OC-ing in NM and going to a gas station with a convenience store,staying at the pumps but NOT going into their conveniencestore where alcohol is sold...
Still trying to find out about this, if OC-ing is okay at the pumps or not.
I often go to Las Cruces --usually on my motorcycle -- but am not sure about OC-ing on the premises of a gas-station even ifI do NOTgo into the store (i.e, I "pay the pump" and then just leave).
Sorry stupid laws decent citizens have to sort out whereas criminals don't even have to bother!
Can't tell you about restaurants, coffeeshops and such...I go to Village Inn there in Las Cruces (the Lohman and Telshore location just north of I-10 @ Lohman) but don't know their policy on this issue...don't recall seeing any signs at the door.
...I'm still trying to figure out the law re: OC-ing in NM, going to a convenience-store gas station, staying at the pump but NOT going into the store where alcohol is sold, paying-the-pump and leaving...if that's legal when OC-ing.
I don't know.
-- John D.