Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month takes place Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 every year and is a month-long celebration of the culture, history and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people. Southwest Detroit, also known as Mexicantown, is a vibrant community filled with diverse Latinx-owned businesses, many of whom are TechTown clients and alumni. TechTown recognizes the significant contributions Latinx/Hispanic business owners make to the entrepreneurial economy in the U.S. and Detroit, and we’re proud to work with these entrepreneurs as they build thriving businesses and strengthen our neighborhoods.
Below are some of our clients and alumni located in Southwest Detroit that you should know about!
1. Natures Compliments
1741 North Green St., Detroit, MI 48209
Natures Compliments creates healthy and affordable herbal products while reducing landfill waste. From sugar scrubs to beard oil, there’s something for everyone (and your dog!).
2. La Terraza Restaurant
8445 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
Seafood lovers, this is the place for you! La Terraza Restaurant is a fine Mexican dining and entertainment establishment that features various traditional Mexican dishes, seafood, soups and desserts.
3. Spectacle Society, LLC
1512 Bagley St., Suite E, Detroit, MI 48216
Spectacle Society has eyeglass frames for every person, whether your style is classic, retro or artistic. You’ll also be giving back to Detroit with your purchase. Each year, Spectacle Society donates 5% of all sales to local Detroit organizations.
4. El 7 Leguas Western Wear
7139 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
At El 7 Leguas Western Wear, they have specialty boots for the entire family! They also carry Texan hats and a variety of other clothing items.
5. JS Auto Detail and Hand Wash
2216 Lawndale St., Detroit, MI 48209
After visiting Jesus and his crew at JS Auto Detail, your car will be sparkling! The shop does window, wheel and tire cleaning, hand drying, clay treatment, buffing and polishing, and hand wax.
6. Taqueria Lupitas
3443 Bagley St., Detroit, MI 48216
The owner, Valeria, is a second-generation immigrant and named Taqueria Lupitas after her mother, Lupita. The taqueria is located in the heart of Mexicantown and specializes in comfort street food with diverse types of meats and soups.
7. Las Palmas Neveria y Cafeteria
7009 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or lunch, Las Palmas Neveria y Cafeteria is the perfect spot. You can expect to see items like tortas, quesadillas and natural juices on the menu, as well as molletes (a traditional Mexican dish).