To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting these Meet the Merchant stories featuring Hispanic and Latinx merchants who are continuing the successes of their businesses with the help of Clover.
Arturo Garza of Gonzo’s Rock and Roll Pizzeria in Sandwich, Illinois, found a way to merge his passion for live music and pizza making by opening up his music venue eatery. This pizza pro is continuing the legacy of serving his mentor’s “original crust” pizza to his dedicated customer base while spotlighting local musical talents.
Dr. Sylvestra Ramirez, clinic founder and director of Physical Therapy of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took notice of the healthcare disparities that she and others within the Hispanic community have had to face when accessing care. With the help of her award-winning team of physical therapists, Ramirez serves her community with her practice that specializes in pain management and mitigation.
Leslie Reyna of Reyna’s Tacos in San Angelo, Texas, along with her husband, transformed an old gas station into a local taco sensation where customers can kick back and enjoy freshly made tacos while watching the latest Dallas Cowboys game.
Roxanne Mein, Director of Catering, Brand Development, and Online Ordering for Lulu’s Mexican Food taquerias in California, shares how she assists in bringing executive chef Lourdes “Lulu” Lopez’s traditional Mexican cuisines to Bay Area locals.
Carlos Ortez, owner of Un Solo Sol in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles, takes a naturopathic approach in dishing out flavorful foods from his native El Salvadorian roots infused with other delicious dishes from around the world.
Ricky Barragan, owner of Ricky Styles Studio in Seattle, Washington, transformed his childhood job into a fulltime passion and profession with his non-binary, non-gender specific blonde and balayage hair studio.
Clarissa Aguiar of Tapi Go! in Toronto, Ontario, has taken tapioca, a staple of her homeland in Brazil, to another level with the tapioca quick-serve restaurant. The Latinx business owner and her husband took a leap of faith on their tapioca business idea and opened their first restaurant amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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