Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Ashland City Hispanics find welcome and comforts of home in new grocery store

The Ashland City Times reports in this article that a new grocery store is saving local Hispanics a trip to Nashville and offering them a welcoming environment in which to shop:

"Luvi’s #2 Mexican Groceries opened its doors at 3050-A North Main Street last week with specialty items catering to Latin American tastes and local residents wishing to spice up their meals with a Hispanic flavor."

"'We have been in business in Robertson County for about three years now,' [Manager Dulce] Sorto said. 'And have been doing really good there. There is a large Hispanic population in this area, but there are no other places nearby for them to buy these products without traveling to Nashville.'"

"With so many cultures and Hispanic backgrounds in Central America, getting enough of the right items to please a community in Cheatham County would be difficult, but Sorto said it is relying on customers to help choose which items to offer."

"She said another benefit to having the store is so Latino customers can shop for their preferred products with labels in their native language in a comfortable setting. 'It’s important for them to get what they need without feeling out of place,' she said."

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