Economic growth, Hispanics may help d...

Economic growth, Hispanics may help draw retailers to city

There are 45 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 1, 2011, titled Economic growth, Hispanics may help draw retailers to city. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Jorge de Jesus Legaspi of the Legaspi Company spoke about Hispanic markets during Wednesay's seminar by the Inernational Council of Shopping Centers at the Double Tree Hotel.

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#42 Jun 2, 2011
Hispanic El Pasoan wrote:
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Awe aren't you special? I wouldn't trade El Paso for Santa Clara, since Sun Harvest, Big 8, and Wal-mart Market serve me just fine. I read some of the Santa Clara forum links and wasn't impressed when I saw: gang-related homocides and drive by shootings, MS-13, great for Mexicans--especially illegals wink wink*, and bad performing schools. Sounds much worse than El Paso!!! Also, I have California cousins and they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed---family genetics wasn't enough to counter a terrible school system and being surrounded by low morality.
I think you just described El Paso, wink wink.

Montgomery, AL

#43 Jun 3, 2011
cant believe all the people asking for cookie cutter stores that you find in big cities. do you really want a clone of every major city - i'll take my hometown owned stores over those any day.

El Paso, TX

#44 Jun 3, 2011
GL_Eastsider wrote:
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I agree, but I'm not sure the El Pasoans could support the long term prospects of these businesses. Do you really see someone paying the extra money for organic tomatoes, or the variety of apples you find at Whole Foods or a Central Market? This is the reason places why markets like Ranchers Pro Mart make it here; because the have lost cost, high turnover volume products, and cater to Hispanics.
I loved shopping at these markets in Austin and El Paso, but I suspect retailers are too weary of making such an investment.
Sad but true

El Paso, TX

#45 Jun 3, 2011
EP in ATX wrote:
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That's not completely true. Other border cities seem to have their own identities (San Diego) and the rest of Texas does have a large Hispanic population, but those cities cater to the community as a whole, not another county! I think most people are upset that the city cares more about what another counrty wants than its own tax paying citizens.

El Paso, TX

#46 Jun 3, 2011
EL PASOAN wrote:
We fought a war to win Texas from Mexico. Now it seems that our politicians (City, County, State and Federal) want to give it back.
Maybe it's time we fight for it again.
By the way, I have a hispanic background, but I'm a Texan and an American first and always.
Bless you!

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